Don’t Climb On Those Dikes

With floodwaters rising on the Red River, the Fargo Police Department is reminding citizens to stay safe and assist in the city’s flood protection efforts, particularly keeping in mind city ordinance 10-0318, the state of emergency declaration.

Last month, Mayor Dennis Walaker declared a state of emergency for flood-fighting. City ordinance 10-0318 prohibits: climbing on or destroying a levy; driving upon a levy; dntering an area deemed off-limits or restricted by city officials; operating a watercraft in a way that damages flood protection efforts (creating a wake or striking a levy, etc.)

Violating the ordinance requires an appearance in municipal court and can result in a fine up to $500. Also, driving around a barricade is a violation of City Ordinance 08-1301D which carries a $20 fine.