February 24, 2011

Flooding preparations underway for Hazen

Precipitation has been a constant problem for many citizens throughout North Dakota and Hazen’s residents are no exception. Not only have the inches of snow resting along the street or piled in stacks in various lots been an eyesore, but the potential for flooding and rain also cause headaches for everyone in a flood zone.

The possibility of a flood is on the minds of many Hazen residents, including the Hazen city commissioners who met Monday. The city commissioners adopted an emergency declaration stating if a flood occurs the city will "declare a state of emergency exists" and will utilize the emergency plan and procedures to recover. Mercer County adopted an emergency declaration for the potential flood and the city chose to do the same.

The Weather Network