State Radio seeing a major spike in 911 hang-ups

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

BISMARCK, N.D. — Facing a similar trend experienced by dispatch centers across the country, the North Dakota Division of State Radio has taken an influx of 911 hang-up calls or misdials over the past year. As May ends, State Radio has had more than 1,600 hang-ups or misdials compared to about 440 at the same time last year – about four times more than average.

Burgum Proclaims Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week in North Dakota

Monday, April 24, 2023

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed April 24-28 as Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week in North Dakota. The annual event is an opportunity to keep the public informed and remind them of the potential risks of summer storms.

Burgum: Northern Plains UAS Test Site leverages Vantis, Grand Sky in response to flood emergency

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

BISMARCK, N.D. (APRIL 19, 2023) The Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) is preparing to support statewide emergency response efforts following Gov. Doug Burgum’s emergency declaration for spring flooding.

Burgum declares statewide emergency for spring flooding, directs state resources to be on standby

Monday, April 10, 2023

BISMARCK, N.D. (APRIL 10, 2023) – Gov. Doug Burgum today issued an executive order declaring a statewide emergency for spring flooding as soaring temperatures and heavy snowpack are expected to produce widespread flooding across the state this week and next week, especially in eastern North Dakota.

State agencies prepare for potential spring flooding following snowy fall, winter

Friday, March 24, 2023

BISMARCK, N.D. – Representatives from multiple state agencies, including the Governor’s Office, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, North Dakota Department of Water Resources and North Dakota National Guard, began planning and collaboration efforts yesterday in anticipation of potential spring flooding after heavy snowfall and persistent cold has gripped the state over the fall and winter months.

Burgum declares winter storm disaster for January fog and ice event that led to power outages

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

BISMARCK, N.D. (MARCH 21, 2023) – Gov. Doug Burgum today issued an executive order declaring a statewide winter storm disaster for central, northwestern and northeastern North Dakota related to severe fog and ice buildup on power lines in January that knocked down electrical infrastructure and caused thousands of power outages.

President approves Burgum's request for major disaster declaration for Nov. 9-11 storm damage

Monday, March 20, 2023

BISMARCK, N.D. – President Joe Biden has approved Gov. Doug Burgum’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for a severe winter storm in November that brought record-breaking snowfall to central North Dakota and ice accumulations in the southeast that impacted transportation and severely damaged electrical infrastructure, costing more than $1.7 million. 

Burgum requests presidential disaster declaration for severe spring storms, subsequent flooding

Friday, June 24, 2022

BISMARCK, N.D. (JUNE 23, 2022)Gov. Doug Burgum today requested a presidential major disaster declaration for severe spring storms and subsequent flooding that broke precipitation records, knocked out power to more than 10,000 residents and caused more than $57 million in damage across the state.

North Dakotans can help prevent wildfires, keep beaches clean during Memorial Day weekend

Friday, May 27, 2022

BISMARCK, N.D. – As families prepare to enjoy North Dakota’s outdoor destinations over the Memorial Day weekend, residents and visitors are encouraged to recreate responsibly by practicing fire safety and prevention. While recent moisture has provided some relief from fire starts over the past few weeks, dry conditions persist in some areas of the state.

North Dakota’s Civil Air Patrol assists with spring storm recovery operations

Thursday, April 28, 2022

BISMARCK, N.D. — Lending an “eye in the sky” over areas encased in heavy snow in northwestern North Dakota, members of the North Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) have been capturing aerial imagery to support power restoration operations. Volunteers began flying missions Wednesday after being requested through the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services to assist with recovery from the weekend’s spring blizzard, which toppled power lines throughout the area leaving homes without electricity.