Flood Forecasting Still A Challenge Since Historic 1997 Flood & Fire in North Dakota

  • Source: KVRR-TV FOX 15 Fargo
  • Published: 04/20/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Twenty-five years ago, floodwaters could no longer be held back in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks leading to catastrophic loss of property. It’s something people who lived there will never forget. One man who still lives in Grand Forks was part of the National Weather Service at the time, a place some people and politicians blamed for a bad flood prediction. Never mind the wet cycle and record-breaking snowfall of just under 100 inches that season, leading to the Flood of the Century. The images today are as shocking as they were, playing out in real time, 25 years ago. The Grand Cities under siege by the rising Red River of the North. President Bill Clinton visited to see the damage days later and said, “The next few days are going to be very, very hard on a lot of people.”


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