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Flood Update: daily capital flood briefing

1997
Apr 14, 1997

Floodwaters are SLOWLY receeding, but state officials heading up emergency responses say as CLEAN up begins in some areas...the worst is sometimes being uncovered. Officials of various state and federal agencies met with reporters to give their LATEST reports.

Flood - second crest expected

1997
Apr 14, 1997

The people of Fargo Moorhead thought the Red River had crested over the weekend.... but This morning (Thursday) the River began rising again. The level hit 37-point-71 feet... a new record for this century... but still below the all-time record of 39-feet-point-one set in 1897.

Red River - things getting bad again

1997
Apr 14, 1997

Its been a day of mixed emotions for the people living along the Red River. The river supposedly crested in Fargo/Moorhead Saturday, but today the river began to rise again... beating the 20th century record set Saturday... and challenging the all time flood level set in 1897. The good news....

25 more counties declared disasters

1997
Apr 15, 1997

Note: update this lead if the federal approval comes thru by the time this airs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday Update: daily flood/disaster money coming

1997
Apr 15, 1997

Governor Carlson has requested federal disaster relief for 26 ADDITIONAL minnesota counties....he signed a federal declaration adding 26 counties to the list of 21, ALREADY declared disaster areas.

Flood diary: discussion with Reverend Craig Hanson

1997
Apr 16, 1997

Over the last two weeks we have been hearing from the Reverend Craig Hanson through his flood diary. Today Minnesota Public Radio's Dan Gunderson visited the Hanson home on the banks of the Red River in Fargo. The dike behind the house has begun to leak....

Poet on floods: Bill Holm on stoicism/exhaustion

1997
Apr 16, 1997

(intro on tape) Bill Holm is a writer and poet living in Minneota, Minnesota. This past weekend he won a Minnesota book award for Personal Voices for "The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth," published by Milkweed.

No let-up - overland flooding in Fargo

1997
Apr 16, 1997

There's no rest for the weary in Fargo-Moorhead, where residents are not only fighting the rising Red River, but now have to worry about overland flooding.

State patrol on rural bad driving

1997
Apr 17, 1997

(for ATC) Sgt Dave Bulik (boo-LIK) State Patrol Flooding continues to effect large areas of rural Northwestern Minnesota. State Patrol Sergeant Dave Bulik has been driving the roads between Detroit Lakes and Fargo today.

Emergency managment on flooding

1997
Apr 17, 1997

There is a total ban on water use in Moorhead from I-94 to 32nd Avenue South and from 8th Street to the river. Also, residents of the Horn Park and Woodlawn Park neighborhoods are to be on standby for possible evacuation.

Ken Gardner explains flood jargon

1997
Apr 17, 1997

We're reporting that at midday, the Red River at Fargo was just under 39-point-four feet -- 22 feet over flood stage. And for the last few weeks, we've been talking about crests, flood stages, and other flooding terms ... but what exactly does it mean?

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