Sandbagging Volunteers Sought in MoorheadA sandbag-filling site is set to open Monday on the north side of Moorhead.
By: Associated Press, WDAZ
Moorhead seeks volunteers for sandbag-filling site
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - Moorhead is getting ready for its spring
A sandbag-filling site is set to open Monday on the north side
of Moorhead. Officials hope the site will be manned with
The Moorhead City Council on Monday approved spending up to
$550,000 in city reserves to prepare for and battle a flood. The
goal is to have 300,000 sandbags ready and waiting.
About $34,000 of those city reserves will be spent on a 12-chute
"spider" machine that can fill 5,000 sandbags an hour. It may
take two or three weeks for the machine to arrive and get set up at
a public works facility on the southside of Moorhead.
Officials say the 300,000 filled sandbags should be enough to
protect Moorhead to a flood stage of 38 feet.