Article provided by Cass County.
Because of favorable melting conditions and an updated flood risk outlook, Cass County now anticipates a reduced risk of flooding in rural areas and a reduced need for filled sandbags to protect county residents.
Cass County now estimates 150,000 sandbags are needed. Based on predicted crests of the Sheyenne and Maple Rivers, some rural flooding is still expected and further shifts in weather patterns may again alter this outlook.
Volunteer sandbagging efforts at the Cass County Highway Department, 1201 Main Ave. W, West Fargo, will continue as scheduled this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 29th – 31st. School groups already scheduled to sandbag next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are also needed as planned.
Sandbag Cass Hours of Operation-
Saturday, March 30th: 8:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.
Sunday, March 31st: 12:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Monday, April 1st – Wednesday, April 3rd: 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. (school groups)
Sandbag needs outside of the times described above will be re-evaluated next week. Questions about volunteering for Sandbag Cass should be directed to volunteer coordinator Chip Ammerman at (701) 239-6700.