Fargo Seeks Sites for Sandbag StorageOfficials in Fargo are lining up sites for sandbag storage as the spring flooding season nears.
By: Asssociated Press, WDAZ
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Officials in Fargo are lining up sites for
sandbag storage as the spring flooding season nears.
Fargo Enterprise Director Bruce Grubb says the city hopes to
round up enough volunteers to fill 1 million sandbags over the
course of about two weeks, starting March 1.
He says officials are eyeing five warehouses and looking for
The most recent flood outlook from the National Weather Service
says there is an 86 percent chance of the Red River reaching major
flood stage in Fargo this spring.
Last spring, Fargo-Moorhead residents fought off two crests of
the Red River - the first at a record 40.82 feet and the second at
34 feet. Officials estimated people stacked about 6 million
sandbags to hold back the river.