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Published April 24, 2013, 10:35 AM

About 80 Guard members deployed for Fargo flooding

North Dakota National Guard officials say about 80 soldiers are in Fargo helping with flood fighting efforts.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota National Guard officials say about 80 soldiers are in Fargo helping with flood fighting efforts.

Officials in the metropolitan community and outlying areas are preparing for what's expected to be the fourth major Red River flood in five years. Workers are building emergency levees and delivering sandbags to neighborhoods.

The soldiers are primarily managing traffic flow for the trucks hauling clay and sandbags. They are working around the clock in 12-hour shifts.

Guard commander Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk says the North Dakota troops are experienced at flood duty and are equipped to respond quickly if needed.


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