Group of Rifle Workers Headed to Help with ND Flooding

By: Jessica Zartler Email
By: Jessica Zartler Email
Only on 11 News--The Red River in Fargo, North Dakota continues to rise and a group of local workers is on the way to help.

Floating ice and water is seen from the overflow of the Red River in Moorhead, Minn. The river had risen to 40.32 feet early Friday, more than 22 feet above flood stage and inches more than the previous high water mark of 40.1 feet set April 7, 1897. (AP Photo/Minneapolis Star Tribune, Brian Peterson) **MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT **

Only on 11 News--The Red River in Fargo, North Dakota continues to rise and a group of local workers is on the way to help.

Five mechanics from Rain for Rent in Rifle are headed to the flooded areas and they're bringing heavy equipment including 6,500 gallon pumps, services trucks and pipes.

They say they saw the devastation on TV and had to do something.

"It's this unyielding want to just, just get the job done because you see all the people around you that are in need and they need your help and you just, you and your people want to be that person," Travis Stout told 11 News on the phone from a Wyoming airport waiting to fly to North Dakota.

This isn't the first time the group has responded to natural disasters. Rain for Rent workers tell 11 News they responded to a flood in Ft. Wayne, Indiana earlier this month and even helped in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


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