Fargo-Moorhead residents deal with heavy rain

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Insurance providers and home repair companies have been inundated after heavy rain flooded streets and basements in Moorhead and Fargo, N.D.

The National Weather Service says more than 5 inches of rain fell north of Moorhead through Thursday, with as much as 6 to 8 inches near Averill.

Jim Laven at Innovative Basement Systems says the phones hardly stopped ringing Thursday. Laven tells The Forum (http://bit.ly/13q1WC0 ) that more than 60 people had called to make appointments by noon.

Fargo city officials say street flooding in the area prevented some employees from getting to work Thursday. Public works supervisor Lee Anderson says the rain was simply too much for the drainage system to handle.

Clay County emergency management director Bryan Green says a number of town roads and entire sections of farmland were underwater

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Information from: The Forum, http://www.in-forum.com

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