It is important for the people in our area to realize that we may not live near a river, but we do experience flooding in other ways. Overland flooding is our most common flooding. It creates flash flood situations on rural roads in the county. Another concern is soft spots in the road systems due to frost, moisture, and heavy traffic. When traveling in the rural areas please be aware of your driving conditions. Do no travel through water that is over the road surface. Find alternate routes, due to running water, the road may be experiencing wash outs and erosion. Reduce your travel speed and travel on these roads only if necessary. Safety is the #1 factor!
Become educated about your insurance coverage. There is a difference in coverage regarding -Surface water flooding, ground seepage (ground water) and sewer backup. Know what your policy will and won't cover-what you can purchase for rider coverage and the length of time between insurance purchase and the actual coverage date. Consider Flood Insurance, Sargent County is an active participant in the National Flood Program, allowing flood insurance to be purchased in the county. After getting flood insurance, there are several things you can do to minimize losses in your home and ensure your family’s safety.
1. Safeguard your possessions.
Create a personal "flood file" containing information about all your possessions and keep it in a secure place, such as a safe deposit box or waterproof container. This file should have:
2. Prepare your house.
3. Develop a family emergency plan.
For more information on flood preparedness, click here.
Have Questions? Give the Sargent County Emergency Manager a call at (701) 724-6241 ext. 113
355 Main St S, Forman, ND 58032
Phone: 701-724-6241 ext. 113
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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