Fargo is Flooding

David MeegoMy previous post on the situation in Fargo, North Dakota was a little tongue in cheek.

However, the flooding has already exceeded the maximum levels from the 1997 floods and is now forecast to reach 43 feet (13 metres) and the situation is very serious.

I have chatted via Messenger and email with some of my friends in Fargo and they said that the dykes and levees were up to the 41 - 42 feet mark and that if the peak of 43 feet is reached there will be some extensive flooding. There are already a number of homes lost.

This is affecting the entire community in Fargo/Moorhead and this includes the Microsoft Business Solutions/ Microsoft Dynamics teams based at the Fargo Microsoft Campus.  Even the Horizon and Vista buildings on the campus are at risk.

What this means that Microsoft staff are all out working to save as many houses as possible including their own.  Please be aware that response times to support cases and newsgroup posts might be affected. I know that other teams (including my team in the Asia Pacific region) are stepping up to assist.

For more information have a look at the following sites:




Please add comments to this post to let the Fargo community know we are thinking of them and support them.


[Edit] Good news, over the weekend it looks like the Red River has crested and its levels are starting to drop.  Fargo/Moorhead is not out of trouble yet as the river is still 25 foot or more above its natural levels.  Also, it looks like the towns to the north which are down river are now facing the high levels.

Comments (12)
  1. Man…Fargo is in really in a bad shape now…

    Hope the flooding stops and the water logs recede quickly…

  2. Mohammad Taskheer Hussain says:

    May ALLAH help the people of Fargo

  3. Ashir Ahmed says:

    Hey everyone in Fargo, we hope you are all OK. Just hang in there. Good luck!

  4. Frank Hamelly says:

    To all our friends and associates in Fargo – our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Ian Stewart says:

    Spent a great week at Stampede in Fargo years ago(anyone remember Stampede?? we should start a group on linked in for ex-stampeders!!))..great town..great people. Hope all the MS people are safe and well.

  6. Daisy says:

    We are north of Fargo in Canada, and you guessed it, the Red River flows north. To add to this we just had 20 cm of snow. I’m not sure if Fargo had the snowstorm though.

    The floodway around Winnipeg will help (Fargo and Grand Forks need one of these!) but the low-lying rural areas will be in trouble if their dikes don’t hold.

  7. Venkatesh Margabandhu says:

    Guys @ Fargo, take care of yourself, your family & others in Fargo. Hope things will come to normal soon.

  8. Moiz Khan says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Fargo.

  9. Vaidy Mohan says:

    Let God be with all you guys in Fargo to overcome this rough phase.

    God Bless.


  10. David Musgrave says:

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  11. Scott Stephenson [MSFT] says:

    Thanks everyone for the kind thoughts. The river is dropping, but very slowly at this pont. So, it will most likely be days before we will feel more comfortable with things and get back to some normal life.

    We are now facing a winter storm (potential blizzard) in the next 24 hours, so if we can make it past that, it should help quite a bit.

    Scott – GP Developer Support Team Manager for North America

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