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Posted on: March 22, 2019

From Cass County Government: Information for rural neighborhoods and sandbagging volunteers

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Cass County to host public information meetings for rural neighborhoods regarding flood prevention activities

Cass County Government will host three public information meetings to discuss initial flood prevention activities planned for rural neighborhoods.

  • The first meeting will be held Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hickson Community Center, Main Street, Hickson for areas south of Cass 14
  • The second meeting will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Bennett Elementary School, 2000 58th Avenue South, Fargo for areas from I-94 south to Cass 14
  • The third meeting will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Harwood Community Center, 210 Freedland Drive, Harwood for areas north of I-94

Additional public meetings may be scheduled as more specific flood predictions are developed. 

Cass County has also opened a flood hotline for rural residents at 701-241-8000.  This number will initially be answered during business hours and will expand hours as the crest nears.

For information, please contact Robert Wilson, County Administrator at (701) 241-5770.

Cass County seeking volunteers to fill sandbags for rural Cass County

Cass County Government is seeking volunteers to fill sandbags at the Cass County Highway Shop located at 1201 Main Avenue West in West Fargo between Wednesday, March 27th and Friday, April 5th

Volunteers are needed both weekdays and weekends.  Weekday shifts run from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  On Saturday, March 30th, volunteers are needed from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday, March 31st from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Cass County needs between 55-60 people per shift to maximize productivity.  Cass County cannot provide maximum flood protection to our rural residents without citizen involvement.  We encourage businesses, civic organizations, rural subdivisions, and other groups to support this operation. 

This is the only sandbag operation supporting rural Cass County.  If your property has benefited from County flood protection in the past – or if you anticipate needing County flood protection - please consider assisting.

Interested volunteers should contact Cass County’s volunteer coordinator, Chip Ammerman at (701) 239-6700. 

For general Cass County flood-related information, please contact Robert Wilson, County Administrator at (701) 241-5770.

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