Click here for the current river level and crest predictions for the Red River of the North at Halstad.
Click here for the Minnesota Department of Transportation 511 road conditions. 511 provides continual updates about weather-related road conditions, road work, commercial vehicle restrictions, road closures and other travel information for interstates, U.S. routes and state highways.
Click here for the North Dakota Department of Transportation 511 road conditions.
If the siren sounds in the City of Halstad you may be wondering what the different alarms mean. Below you will find an explanation of each siren sound.
Fire or Medical Emergency – In the event the Halstad Fire Department is called out for a fire or other emergency, the siren will sound for roughly 3 minutes in an alternating high-low signal.
Civil Defense/Weather – In the event of natural destructive weather patterns, the siren will sound for roughly 5 minutes in a steady signal. The National Weather Service can alert dispatch to sound the siren in the event of weather warnings.
Siren Test – On the first Wednesday of every month at 1:00 PM, the siren will sound for roughly 2 minutes in a steady signal to test the siren.
2022 Severe Weather Awareness Week
Minnesota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week for 2022 is April 4-8. This is a statewide information campaign to inform and refresh knowledge about severe weather threats. The information provided below will help enable citizens to be better prepared and take appropriate action when necessary.
This system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute.
This service can be used in case of fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, downed power lines, lost individuals, natural disasters, abductions, water system problems, bomb threats, or other emergencies.
Norman County residents are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency.
Click here for more information and to register for CodeRED®
Flood Cleanup Kits
Norman County Salvation Army Service Unit has flood cleanup kits available to those who are in need. The flood cleanup kits are five gallon buckets filled with all sorts of supplies needed to clean a home damaged by water. They come complete with bleach, sponges, squeegees and scrub brushes as well as latex gloves, work gloves and dust masks. Click here for a video about them.
If a family is experiencing flooding issues and needs additional help, please refer them to Salvation Army to determine if they can be helped additionally.
Halstad Levee and Flood Insurance Update
On March 10, 2021, FEMA and the DNR approved the amended flood ordinance and maps. Homeowners who were previously within the Flood Insurance Rate Map Zone AE and were required to have flood insurance if they carried a federally underwritten mortgage or loan, may no longer be required to carry flood insurance. Check with your lender or insurance agent about coverage.
Click here for more information about the levee and previous flood insurance requirements.