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Flood Cleanup/Recovery

FEMA SouthwoodDike Removal

Dike removal will begin when the risk of flooding is over and the Red River in Fargo falls below at least 30 feet.

Property Damage

If you sustained losses or damage you may be eligible for disaster aid. To register call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit
For the speech and hearing impaired: TTY: 1-800-462-7585

When you register for disaster assistance please have the following available:

  • Social Security Number (yours and spouse)
  • Private insurance information, if available
  • Address and zip code of the damaged property
  • Directions to the damaged home or property
  • Telephone number where FEMA can reach you

Loss of Wages

Workers who have lost employment due to flooding across the state may qualify for unemployment insurance payments. Contact Job Service North Dakota at 701-328-4995 or visit

The Village Family Service Center- Post Flood Financial Tips

Yard Restoration Program

Some private property owners who sustain damage from the construction of temporary protection during a flood may be eligible for yard restoration assistance

Cleanup Safety

North Dakota Department of Health

Inspections and Permits

If your home sustained flood damage, you will be required to obtain an inspection and permit for demolition and reconstruction work. Contact the City of Fargo Inspections Department for more information at 701-241-1561.

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