LaMoure County to hold flood meeting tonightLaMoure County is set to hold a flood meeting tonight to give residents flood preparation and planning information.
By: By Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
LaMoure County is set to hold a flood meeting tonight to give residents flood preparation and planning information.
Based on current conditions, the National Weather Service is predicting a 98 percent chance of the James River at LaMoure reaching 14.7 feet, which is 0.7 feet above flood stage. The service also predicts about a 70 percent chance of waters reaching 16.5 feet, the level of the city’s first crest in late March last year. In 2009, the river crested a second time at 17.5 feet in mid-April. There’s a 40 percent chance of that happening again, the weather service said.
LaMoure County Director of Emergency Services Sheri Gartner said areas of LaMoure had already seen some overland flooding and water over roads as of Monday. So far, however, conditions aren’t as severe as last year, she said.
“This year, it’s not so bad so far,” Gartner said.
Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, National Weather Service and LaMoure County Extension Office are to speak at the meeting.