As many of you are aware they are increasing the outflows from Bald Hill Dam, the cities and county were not aware of this information any earlier than the general public. The city of Lisbon has the USACE here increasing the height of the levees to protect to the new Sheyenne river level predictions. Fort Ransom also has the USACE working to construct levees to protect critical infrastructure. Please be mindful of the trucks hauling while traveling around the area, the National Guard is assisting with traffic control at the stoplight in Lisbon and at the entrance to the clay pit on Highway 27. Work should be completed today, Thursday April 14th.
Volunteers are needed for levee patrol starting Saturday April 16th at 6 P.M. if you can help with this please sign up at the City of Lisbon auditor’s office or call 683-4140.
The city plans to close Highway 27 Bridge on Thursday April 14th at 2 pm. Highway 32 bridge is not closing, this was reported wrong on the news and they will put out a correction tonight! Please use the Jackson Street Bridge as a detour.
Please be careful while driving in the county on both county and township roads, many have been damaged by floodwater; www.rcice.com is posting road closures as they are given to us.
New crest predictions are 20.5-21feet later next week depending on the outflows from Bald hill Dam and future precipitation.
The City of Lisbon and the City of Fort Ransom are asking residents to conserve water!
Please make plans now for protecting your property sandbags are available to rural residents at the old county shop, plan ahead for any pumps you should need to rent at your home, the county does not have any pumps available for private property. Also plan for cattle/horses and pets should you need to evacuate your home.
Thank you and if you have any further questions call the flood hotline at 1866-706-0203, Tricia Kriel Ransom County Emergency Manager at 701-683-6125 or your cities mayor or township supervisor.