Very few Fargo home affected by flooding despite 4th highest crestFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Amazingly, despite it being the 4th highest flood in history, this flood of 2011 did considerably little damage in Fargo. Only a couple homes suffered damage.
This home is one of just 4 or 5 in Fargo that were affected by flood waters this year. That's a fraction of the homes affected in 2009.
There were about 40 to 50 homes and buildings that took on some amount of water in 2009. This year's 4 to 5 homes didn't even have any major issues, just some water seepage and drainage issues in the basements, mostly. Mayor Walaker credits this to better planning.
DENNIS WALAKER - Fargo Mayor: “This year we had more time to prepare. I mean, that's the big part, is the planning. In 2009, we had 8 or 9 days to get a similar amount of work done and all the things that have been done between 2009 and 2011 have been significant.”
Walaker says he hopes more permanent protection and flood buyouts will bring the number of homes affected by floodwaters to zero by the time the next flood hits. The damage report is even more impressive, considering there are 29-thousand structures in the city of Fargo.
Now that the flood fears are easing in Fargo-Moorhead, we want to show you these great images captured by one of our tower cams. This video of the Rose Coulee in south Fargo was taken last week as the Red River rose 3 to 4 feet per day.
You can see how quickly the waters rose, but you will also notice how fast the remaining snow drifts melted away.