Flood Outlook and Recovery Information
- Bismarck Mandan Missouri River Ice Monitoring
- Missouri River Flood Map 2011 June 8,2011 7pm
- Bismarck Addresses with Elevation June 2, 2011 3 pm
- ND State Water Commission Groundwater Presentation
- ND State Water Commission
Flood Response and Action Plan
2012 Flood Response and Action Plan
2014 Flood Response and Action Plan Update
As you prepare for potential flooding, the first step is to be aware of the flood potential or flood risk and to monitor conditions throughout flood season:
- Bismarck Mandan Missouri River Ice Monitoring
- River Observations - National Weather Service - check here for current and projected river levels
- Flood Outlook - National Weather Service
- Flood Briefing Page - National Weather Service
- USGS Flood Tracking - Missouri River at Bismarck
- Burleigh County
Unmet Needs Community ResourcesMental Health Crisis Information Resources
• 211 – 24 Hour Information Resource and Referral and Crisis Services
• Mental Health Crisis Line – 328-8899
• American Red Cross 223.6700 or 1.888.800.9259
• After hours call 211 or Mental Health Crisis Line 328-8899
• Project Renew
Burleigh-Morton Long-Term Flood Recovery Fund
The Missouri Slope Areawide United Way is working with a committee comprised of community leaders, agencies and clergy to assist in the application process and distribution of the Burleigh-Morton Long-Term Flood Recovery Funds. 100% of the dollars raised for MSA United Way’s Flood Fund will be used to assist individuals directly affected by the recent flooding in the area. To date, over $130,000 has been raised.
The fund was established to address unmet needs that remain after FEMA and insurance claims have been processed. The Burleigh Morton Long-Term Recovery Committee (BMLTRC) is working with non-profit agency case managers who specialize in disaster recovery. They are utilizing the statewide Resources Agencies Flood Team (RAFT) application. Applicants will be assigned a case manager who will assess each case individually and present the cases anonymously to the BMLTRC-Unmet Needs Committee for review. A point system developed by the committee will be used to insure that distribution of funds is fair and equitable.
RAFT applications can be found online at www.msaunitedway.org or by calling United Way at 701-255-3601. Paper copies are also available at Dan’s Supermarkets in Bismarck and Mandan, Cash Wise, Central Market and Burleigh County Senior Center.
The BMLTRC Unmet Needs Committee will meet weekly to review cases and make final funding decisions.
The application deadline is Dec 1, 2011. To qualify, you must be a resident of Burleigh or Morton county who was impacted by the 2011 flooding, and have applied to FEMA and SBA.
Additional volunteer case workers may be needed. Contact Pastor Steve Behrens with United Methodists at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about training opportunities.
MSA United Way continues to accept donations to help local people rebuild their lives. The committee will continue to actively raise dollars for the fund. Donations to this fund are kept separate from the annual United Way Campaign for the community. Checks should be made payable to MSA United Way Flood Relief and mailed to MSA United Way, PO Box 2111, Bismarck ND 58502. Donations are also accepted online via credit card at www.msaunitedway.org or by calling MSA United Way at 701-255-3601.
Helping Hands Available to Help Flood Victims
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has many volunteers available to assist Bismarck-Mandan residents whose homes suffered flood damage to remove drywall, insulation, flooring, carpeting, furniture, appliances, debris, etc.
This effort is part of the Church’s ongoing “Helping Hands” service. Volunteers provide the tools and equipment necessary to complete the work.
Those requesting assistance are asked to call 701-390-9392 between the hours of 7A.M. and 7 P.M.
Financial Awareness Resources
Residents who are experiencing any of the flooding throughout North Dakota, can take advantage of advice from financial counselors at The Village Financial Resource Center. For more information, call 1-800-450-4019.
The Village Financial Resource Center
Lutheran Disaster Response
of Morton and Burleigh Counties who need clean up assistance may contact LutheranDisaster Response at 1-800-950-2901 for flood recovery assistance.
Flood Recovery Guidance and Resources
- Private Sewer and Septic systems questions:
- Plugging Home Drains to Prevent Sewage Backup
- Basic Safety Rules when using a standby generator
- Propane or Fuel Tank questions: (701) 355-1418
- Bismarck Parks and Recreation Update - Boat Ramps, Trails, Golf
- Sandbag Instructional Video - Corp of Engineers
- How to Build a Sandbag Dike by NDSU Extension Engineer Ken Hellevang
- Sandbagging - NDSU Pamphlet
- Sandbagging Techniques - USACE
- Flood Fighting Handbook
- Consent form for minors
- Aqua Dam Product Information
- Hydra Barriers Product Information
- Trap Bag Product Information
- Defencell Flood Protection Systems Product Information
Flood Preparedness Guidance
The following links and documents provide additional information about flood insurance, evacuation planning, and general flood preparedness information:
- Evacuation Pre-Planning
- Evacuation Plan for Residents
- Evacuation Routes for Residents
- Basic Emergency Supply Kit
- Planning for Individuals with Special Needs
- Shelter Preparation Guidelines
- So You Live Behind a Levee Preparedness Guide
- Burleigh County Web Site - Flood
- ND Department of Emergency Services Flood Preparedness Website
- NDSU Extension Service Flood Information
- Understanding the Effects of Flooding on Trees
- ND Dept of Health-Flood Cleanup Health and Safety Information
- National Flood Insurance Program
- Flood Insurance - FloodSmart.gov
- Flood - Are You Ready?
- Floods - the Awesome Power
- Burleigh County residents may contact Emergency Manager Mary Senger at (701) 222-6727.
- There are seveal things you can do to minimize losses in your home and ensure your family's safety. Before a Flood