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Event Details

Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State MINNESOTA
County/Area CLAY
WFO FGF
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-04-03 14:03:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 5NNE GEORGETOWN
Begin Lat/Lon 47.14/-96.77
End Date 2011-04-30 23:59:00.0 CST-6
End Location 5NNE ULEN
End Lat/Lon 47.14/-96.22
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/1 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The winter of 2010-2011 generally brought above normal amounts of snow to the area, but particularly so for portions of the central and southern Red River Valley. By April 1st, snow water equivalents were estimated to be about four to six inches in these areas with about two to four inches elsewhere. A see-saw pattern of temperatures led to a generally slow April snowmelt. At Fargo, the first six days of April averaged near normal for temperatures. The next six days averaged above normal, which led to some snowmelt. From the 13th through the 23rd temperatures swung back below normal along with several days with additional snow. At Grand Forks, the temperatures ranged a bit different than at Fargo. The first 12 days of the month were above normal, then the 13th through the 22nd were below normal. The snow disappeared first in the northern Red River Valley, while it took longer to melt in the other areas. Overland flooding was particularly bad over portions of Clay County. Hundreds of roads across the area were closed due to overland flooding.
Event Narrative A 73 year old resident of Oakport Township suffered a heart attack and died while he and his family were filling and placing sandbags to protect their home, located north of Moorhead.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Injury 73 Male Heavy Equipment/Construction


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GEORGETOWN CLAY CO. MN 04/03/2011 14:03 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OGEMA BECKER CO. MN 04/03/2011 14:03 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PELICAN LAKE OTTER TAIL CO. MN 04/03/2011 14:03 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WENDELL GRANT CO. MN 04/03/2011 14:03 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOLVERTON WILKIN CO. MN 04/03/2011 14:03 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHLAND POLK CO. MN 04/08/2011 09:51 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHELLY NORMAN CO. MN 04/08/2011 09:51 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST VINCENT JCT KITTSON CO. MN 04/08/2011 09:51 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEPHEN ARPT MARSHALL CO. MN 04/08/2011 09:51 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K