BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today signed a proclamation commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1997 Red River flood.
“As a Fargo business owner and resident living alongside the Red River in 1997, I witnessed firsthand the incredible selflessness and sacrifice of thousands of team members, employees, students, neighbors and other volunteers who filled and placed most of the 3.5 million sandbags used,” Burgum said. “Their efforts saved homes, businesses, possessions and possibly even lives from the frigid waters. Red River Valley residents showed inspiring resiliency in the flood’s aftermath, rebuilding their neighborhoods and communities even stronger than before the flood.”
The governor’s proclamation was modeled after and issued in conjunction with resolutions being introduced in the state House and Senate.