EVACUATION NOTICE: Evacuation advisory issued for several Cass County neighborhoodsThe Cass County Commission today issued an evacuation advisory for the following neighborhoods:
By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM
The Cass County Commission today issued an evacuation advisory for the following neighborhoods:
- Forest River, including Maple Prairie and Orchard Glen
- Round Hill
- Amber Plains
- Heritage Hills
- Eagles Nest
- Butcher Block
Residents, including volunteers working in those areas, are advised to evacuate during daylight hours. For assistance, call (701) 241-5793.
Sheriff Paul Laney called the evacuation advisory a precautionary measure.
"We have a duty to advise them that they are better off somewhere else right now," Laney said.
Although the advisory has the word "mandatory," people will not be forcibly removed or arrested if they choose to stay.
The commission also authorized Cass County leaders to issue similar evacuation advisories for other neighborhoods as deemed necessary.
Cass County Mandatory Evacuations