BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - President Barack Obama has declared North
Dakota a federal disaster area because of statewide flooding.
North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven says the move means the federal government will pay 75 percent of state and local government costs for the flood fight. Hoeven says the state is grateful for the
In eastern North Dakota, Fargo residents are rushing to build dikes to head off a Red River flood crest of 39 to 41 feet on
Friday. The river's flood stage in Fargo is 18 feet.
Meanwhile, some south Bismarck residents who live near the Missouri River were forced to evacuate their homes when an ice jam caused unexpected flooding. A demolition team may attempt to break up the ice jam.