The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is lifting the Temporary Open Burn Ban for Cass County effective immediately.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has consulted with local fire authorities and considered the removal of the Red Flag Warning from the National Weather Service in making the decision to lift the Temporary Open Burn Ban .
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office will be issuing a temporary Open Burn Ban for Cass County effective today, May 13, 2013, at 1:00 PM under the authority of ordinance 2005-3. This Open Burn Ban will stay in effect until further notice.
This Ban was put into place as a result of an announcement from the National Weather Service in Grand Forks indicating a red flag warning to eastern North Dakota for strong wind and low relative humidity and under the consultation from local fire authorities.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office will be closing the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) today at noon and will resume normal operations.
The Cass County Flood Information Line, (701) 297-6000 will be answered during regular business hours by employees of the Highway Department. Additional patrol units assigned to flood duty will be demobilized tomorrow morning. All other additional resources coordinated for flood efforts have already been demobilized.
Over 100,000 sandbags have been delivered throughout Cass County. Sandbag delivery efforts will continue through Saturday pending no significant change in the forecast.
Construction of clay levees are nearing completion in the Chrisan development. Crews will be moving to the Forest River Road and 76 Ave South area later today or early tomorrow.
Companion pet sheltering will be activated only for areas where a residential evacuation has been ordered. Cass County will not provide pet shelter services for domesticated animals other than those from areas within Cass County where evacuation has been ordered by the Cass County Commission or the Governor of North Dakota.
Animals may be denied entry based on health and safety or other considerations. The pet shelter will only accept domesticated animals, such as a dog, cat, bird, rabbit, rodent or turtle that is traditionally kept in the home for pleasure rather than for commercial purposes and that can travel in commercial carriers and be housed in temporary facilities. Domesticated animals do not include reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects/arachnids, farm animals (including horses), and animals kept for racing purposes. (FEMA DAP523.19)
It is recommended that pet owners bring their own animal food and supplies, current medicines required, and recorded medical history including a written confirmation of shots etc. with the animal to the pet shelter location.
The locations and hours of operation of pet shelters will be announced as soon as pet shelters are opened.