FARGO – Cass County’s spring flood emergency operations are beginning to wind down as the Red River and its tributaries continue to recede, officials announced today.
The county’s emergency operations center has been scaled back and calls for Emergency Manager Dave Rogness should be directed to his office at (701) 241-5800.
Similarly, the public safety tactical operations center also is being scaled back this week. Any law enforcement issues should be directed to the Sheriff’s Office at (701) 241-5800.
Federal agencies that have been helping Cass County law enforcement with flood rescues have been demobilized, although the North Dakota National Guard has one high-profile truck available and five troops.
Cass County officials are not seeing damages that make it likely that individ-ual property owners would qualify for financial help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Homeowners who have suffered property damages should contact the County Emergency Management Office.
Sandbag pickup in areas affected by the Red and Wild Rice rivers have started this week. A second pass through those areas will begin the week of April 5.
Rural residents who have drinking wells that were covered by flood waters should have their water supply tested. Fargo Cass Public Health’s environ-mental lab is located at Fargo’s water treatment plan, 435 14th Ave. S.
Drinking water questions can be directed to county health officials at (701) 298-6986.