The warning from commissioner
The major flood stage for the river begins at 14.5 feet, which the river should surpass later this spring. It's possible the river could rise as high as 19.7 feet.
The flood risk reduces to the south along the
Godfread warned residents in a news release that traditional homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. When residents sign up for flood insurance, it takes 30 days to kick in, Godfread said in the release.
"I urge all North Dakotans to take the time to learn about how they can better protect themselves and their property from the destruction brought on by a flood," he said, adding it is "a critical time of year for consumers to talk to their insurance agent about their policy's limits and what other coverage options they have."
Flood insurance is available to homeowners, renters and businesses through the National Flood Insurance Program, which is managed by the
The weather service may release an updated flood outlook on Friday.
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