BISMARCK — The North Dakota State Water Commission and Department of Emergency Services will be hosting a series of meetings to inform the public about the potential for 2020 spring flood threats and steps people can take to prepare themselves and protect their property.

All meetings begin at 5:30 p.m., with the first gathering on Monday, Jan. 27, at Fargo Cass Public Health, 1240 25th St. S., inside the Oak Room.

The Grand Forks meeting will be held on the following day Tuesday, Jan. 28, at City Hall, 255 N. 4th St. inside the Council Chambers, while the final meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Civic Center, 212 3rd Ave. NE., in Jamestown, in the Exchequer Room.

The meetings will also include presentations from federal partners including FEMA, the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Information will be provided on dam operations, current flood forecasts, flood preparedness and mitigation tips, and flood insurance. There will be time at the end of the meetings for the public to ask questions about any of the topics presented.

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