Storm brings flash flooding, hail to North Dakota, Minnesota

Published 12:34 pm Monday, September 23, 2019

GRAND FORKS, N.D.  — Residents in northern North Dakota and Minnesota were waking up to flooded streets and fields after an overnight storm dumped more than 5 inches of rain in some areas.

National Weather Service meteorologist Vince Godon tells KFGO radio that Grand Forks and surrounding areas “really got slammed,” including golf-ball sized hail along the Canadian border from Pembina, North Dakota to Roseau, Minnesota.

The weather service says Goodrich, in north-central North Dakota, received 7.8 inches of rain in 24 hours. Grand Forks had 5.29 inches of rain and Roseau had nearly 6 inches of precipitation.

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Several vehicles throughout the area were stranded in high water. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Interstate 29 is closed in the Grand Forks area. No injuries were reported.