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Commissioners Meet To Discuss Flood Issues

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WardCounty Commissioners held a special meeting this afternoon to discuss overlandflooding issues in the county.

Commissionersdeclared a flood emergency for all of Ward County.

Withwarmer temperatures and some snow pack still on the ground, melting is causingoverland flooding levels to rise.

We wantto stress this is overland flooding, not related to any rivers.

The declarationincludes county-wide precautionary measure in case there is other overlandflooding in other parts of the county.    

"It'shigher than it's been and more houses there are becoming more inundatedright now.  So, the declaration allows us to provide sandbags for thatarea," says Ward County auditor and treasurer Devra Smestad.

One ofthe hardest hit areas is the southwest portion of WardCounty is near Rice Lake. Shortly after the meeting, sandbags were sent out to the Rice Lakearea.


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