Learning from our flood experiences - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Learning from our flood experiences

Fargo, N.D. (KWWL)- Officials in Fargo, N.D., hope Tuesday's bad weather doesn't damage the dikes and levees holding back the swollen Red River.

Tuesday's forecast is for another 7 to 14 inches of heavy, wet snow, on top of the 6 inches that fell Monday. And winds are expected to increase to around 35 mph. There have been no reports of water seeping through. And river levels are continuing to drop, though they remain over 20 feet above flood stage. In nearby Moorhead, Minn., some evacuation orders are being lifted.

Residents have been working in 2- to 4-hour shifts, keeping an eye out for any cracks or other other signs that could indicate problems with the dikes. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman says that, so far, the waves are tiny.

Dealing with a flood is nothing new to eastern Iowans, that's why we want to hear your opinions.

After experiencing the Floods of 2008, what advice would you give a Fargo or Moorhead resident?

Submit your comment below. We may share them during the news.

Powered by Frankly