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Neighborhood Meetings February 8 & 9, 2011. 2011 Recent Flood Information Probabilistic Stage Predictions Next Forecast Expected February 17 th, 2011.

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1 Neighborhood Meetings February 8 & 9, 2011

2 2011 Recent Flood Information Probabilistic Stage Predictions Next Forecast Expected February 17 th, 2011 Approx. 50% Chance of 37.3 ft 10% Chance of 42.6 ft 20% 40.7 rivals the 2009 crest

3 City of Fargo Spring Flood Outlook 2009 Approx. 50% Chance of 39 ft 10% Chance of 41 ft

4 Past Forecast Vs. Actual Crests

5 Million Sandbags Used

6 Fargo 2010 Flood Mitigation Project Benefits Short Term Flood Protection Projects For 43 feet of protection the Work Completed to Date Eliminates: 2.3 Mi of Primary Earth Levees 0.7 Mi of Secondary Earth Levees 670,000 Sandbags 0.5 Mi of Hesco 0.3 Mi of Portadam

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9 New storm sewer installed on dry (protected side) of 2 nd St S emergency levee and connected to lift station. 9

10 Belmont Park Levee Raise from 1518 S River Rd to 245 Lindenwood Drive Complete Purchase offer pending 10

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14 City of Fargo Spring Flood Outlook 2011

15 13 Reaches have been identified and staff has been assigned. These reaches will report to their assigned Area Engineer There are 5 Area Engineers

16 Critical Protection Needs North OaksCut off Levee Belmont ParkAcquisitions Fargo CC/SouthwoodEarth Levee River DriveAcquisitions/Earth Rose CreekEarth Levee/Sandbag River ViliAcquisitions/Earth Oak Creek/Copperfield CourtEarth/Sandbag TimberlineEarth option Meadow Creek Earth Levee Raise Drain 27Hesco/Earth Drain 53Earth/ Sandbag

17 Teamwork Homeowners Organize your neighbors Provide point of contact Prepare your property Remove fences, gazebos, decks & other obstructions Assist volunteers and City Staff in construction of line of protection Maintain sandbag levee Pump Seepage Be aware of your personal safety Secure your Pets City Create a plan for protection Secure sandbags Coordinate the filling of sandbags Deliver sandbags according to protection plan Coordinate volunteers Provide Engineering Staff for quality control of sandbag levee production Provide staking Patrol Levees after placement

18 Right of Entry City will not provide assistance if right of entry on to private property is not granted

19 Pump Checkout HOMEOWNERS SHOULD HAVE A WORKING PUMP If that pump fails Pumps will be available for checkout at rd Street North Bring ID with the address pump will be deployed to. A full fuel can will be provided. Refuel is the responsibility of the individual checking out the pump. Post flood any damages to the pump will be special assessed back to the individual checking out the pump!

20 Cul de Sac Kit 24 Shovels 4-pallets 10,000 Empty bags 5 buckets 20 Twist tie tools 5000 rebar ties 3 Express Baggers Tarp 3 Rolls Poly Sand delivered to kit location Instructions

21 Flood Fatigue Flood Fight is very dependant on volunteers Sustaining a steady stream of volunteers could be problematic with back to back flood fights Call on everyone you know!! Family-Friends-Co workers-groups and clubs!

22 Sandbag Central Will Open on Monday February 14, 2011

23 Hours from 8am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday Hours of Operation

24 Transportation No parking available at Sandbag Central Please park at a dedicated Pick up site and ride the free shuttle bus. Check in at pickup site Buses every 15 minutes

25 Transportation

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28 Spring Flood Outlook 2011 Scheduling Volunteers

29 Sandbag Filling Incentive Program Incentives and Eligibility $75.00 to a qualified organization that provides each 100 hours of sandbag-filling effort 500 hours or more under this program will receive a $50.00 bonus. Eligibility-Qualified organizations will include non- profit corporations, 501(c)(3) organizations, civic or community organizations, high school teams, etc.

30 City of Fargo Spring Flood Outlook 2011 Need More Information? Useful information on the website Link to national weather service Link to FEMA’s Floodsmart.gov Preliminary floodplain maps Protection Plan Information (Coming Soon) Sandbagging information Information on how to plug drains Videos on Sandbagging and Safety

31 City of Fargo Spring Flood Outlook 2011 Need More Information? Flood Information Center / Property Information Phone number: First Link / Volunteering Phone number :

32 Questions / Discussion City of Fargo Spring Flood Outlook 2011


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