Bismarck City Commission addresses flood plan

Published: Nov. 12, 2019 at 8:50 PM CST
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With all this moisture, Bismarck City Commissioners are making sure the city is prepared for a flood.

During the city commission meeting tonight, Southport residents said they're not included in the city's flood plan.

Commissioners are calling for public works to submit a report by February on how they might work with residents.

Public Works also wanted to address concerns on some of the cities new flood control.

"Just because they're not FEMA certified doesn't mean they aren't built to engineering grade, and built to withstand those forces of that water. I just want people to understand there was no need to spend the additional funds to create FEMA protective measures on our grade raises when we've already got that protection, and insurance savings that we have in place on the Washington closure," said Jeff Heintz, service operations director.

According to Heintz, the city is safe from the kind of flood we saw in 2011. ​​

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