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Police Reminder About Flood-Related Ordinances

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With the flood waters rising along the Red River, the Fargo Police Department is reminding people to stay safe and assist in the city's flood protection efforts by following all city ordinances and specifically those enacted under City Ordinance 10-0318, State of Emergency Declaration.

On March 25, 2013, Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker declared a state of emergency relative to the pending flood conditions in the City of Fargo. City Ordinance 10-0318 prohibits the following:

  • Climbing on or destroying a levy
  • Driving upon a levy
  • Entering an area deemed off-limits or restricted by city officials
  • Operating a watercraft in a way that damages flood protection efforts (creating a wake or striking a levy, etc.)

A violation of City Ordinance 10-0318 is an infraction which mandates an appearance in municipal court and may result in a maximum fine of $500.

Additionally, driving around a barricade is a violation of City Ordinance 08-1301D which carries a $20 fine.

The Fargo Police Department's primary mission is to ensure the public's safety. When possible, please avoid areas where flood protection preparation is underway or where flood protection structures have been completed. By doing so you will avoid potential injury and damage to flood protection structures, and help the community prepare for the rising water.

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