North Dakota officials suggest purchasing flood insurance immediately

FARGO, N.D. – Officials in North Dakota say it’s time for property owners in flood-prone areas of the Red River Valley to think about buying flood insurance.

Flood preparation meetings with state and federal officials are scheduled this week in Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown.

Those sessions will focus on insuring homes and other structures. The push comes as early signs suggest a heightened risk of flooding this spring.