New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

"UNPRECEDENTED" FALL FLOODING

Governor Burgum declares statewide flood emergency & travels across state to hear from impacted residents

 

October 28, 2019

Amy Wobbema

15th Street Northeast, just four miles south of New Rockford along U.S. Hwy. 281, is just one of many rural roads closed due to flooding.

Governor Burgum described the 2019 Fall Flood an "unprecedented situation" while addressing a crowd of over 300 at the Festival Hall in Fessenden on Monday, Oct. 21. The nearly 90-minute town hall meeting drew residents from at least seven counties, including Wells, Foster, Eddy, Benson, Sheridan, Stutsman and Kidder.

The open microphone style meeting had farmers, ranchers, local officials and first responders all standing up to share their challenges and offer suggestions on how to ease the burdens they face after the area saw a record wet September followed by a rare October blizzard tha...



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