JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Around 50 soldiers and airmen with the North Dakota National Guard gathered in Jamestown Thursday to prepare and discuss a hypothetical flooding emergency in the area.
The National Guard prepared for the scenario by planning out where men and women would be stationed and how supplies and resources would be managed. Col. Tad Schauer is the Director of Military Support of the North Dakota National Guard.
The scenario included mild temperatures with the addition of a snow system with blizzard-like conditions which would increase the amount of moisture on the ground. Col. Schauer says they have broken the training down by river basin.
Commander Leo Ryan with the North Dakota National Guard says these types of events are normal.
A spokesman for the Guard says they are looking at a more large-scale event, potentially in August, which would include more emergency response organizations.