Burgum, Emergency Services Officials Surveyed Flood-Affected Areas Along Yellowstone River

 

(L-R): North Dakota National Guard Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, North Dakota State Senator Dale Patten, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota House Representative Keith Kempenich listen to input from Fairview residents impacted by the flooding.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum and emergency services officials toured flood-affected areas along the Yellowstone River in western North Dakota and eastern Montana on Wednesday and met with residents displaced by the floodwaters.

Local officials report more than 40 families and homes have been impacted by the flooding near the North Dakota-Montana border, where ice jams have backed up the Yellowstone River. Floodwaters have submerged a section of Highway 200, which remains closed from Cartwright, N.D., to Fairview, Mont.

Burgum was joined on the tour by North Dakota National Guard Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, the state's adjutant general; District 39 state legislators; Governor's Office staff; McKenzie County Emergency Manager Karolin Jappe; and other local officials.


The officials met at 8:05 a.m. CDT Wednesday, March 26, at the Fairview Fire Hall at 412 S. Central Ave. before touring the flooded areas.

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There will be free daily lunches offered at the Fairview Fire Hall to help those affected by the flood.

An account has been set up at Merchants Bank for anyone who would like to donate money. Additionally, donations may also be made at the North Dakota Community Foundation's McKenzie County Flood Relief webpage: https://ndcf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=1512

Full photo album can be found here.

McKenzie County Commissioner, Thomas McCabe, speaks with Governor Doug Burgum in regards to the flooding near Fairview.

 

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