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Flood Information

On 4-4-23, the Norman County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution declaring a State of Emergency due to impending 2023 spring flooding. Norman County Emergency Management, the Highway Department and the Sheriff’s Office have been busy gearing up and planning for this flood season. Residents and property owners are advised to take all necessary precautions to prevent loss of property and serious injury due to rising flood waters. 

Property Precautions 

It is the responsibility of private property owners to protect their property. The county does have a cache of sandbags that will be made available to townships and municipalities. Residents in the cities of Shelly, Halstad, Hendrum, Perley, Twin Valley, and Ada need to contact their city offices for more information on location of where to make sandbags.

Please contact Glen Visser at 218-784-2069 or 218-415-0190 to have sand delivered to the private properties for a fee.

If you have a flood related emergency call 911. The Sheriff’s Office has plans and additional resources in place to conduct water related rescues.

Important Numbers

To report a flooded road

Norman County Highway Department: 218-784-7126 or after hours at Sheriff’s Dispatch: 218-784-7114

Flood related emergency


Flood related resources

National Weather Service River gauges

FEMA’s National Flood Hazard Layer Viewer

How to prepare your home and family for a flood

General Information

National Weather Service

Citizen Reporting for the Red River Flood

Sandbag Brochure (PDF)

How to Build a Sandbag Levy

Flood Fight Handbook (PDF)

Highway Department

Closed County Road Map: The red dots are roads that are physically closed due to severe damage from the flood waters, or they still have water going across them. Updated 4/21/23, 4:07p.m.

Damaged County Road Map: The map with the blue dots are roads that have sustained damage from water going across them. Updated 4/21/23, 4:07p.m.

Minnesota State Road Status Map: State road status can be found on the Minnesota Department of Transportation 511 Map

Public Health Department

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Facebook – will be updated with information as needed.

Flood Response Resources