Fargo Flood-Fight UnderwayFargo officials say the city is in full flood-fighting mode.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo officials say the city is in full
City officials gathered Saturday morning to assess the flood
threat. The Red River at Fargo has risen into a minor flood stage.
Mayor Dennis Walaker says residents need to know "this is the
real thing." He urges them not to procrastinate on flood measures.
For Fargo officials, putting up clay levees in vulnerable parts
of the city is a priority. But contractors say the soil is too wet
for their equipment.
Sanbags were being filled Saturday, but county administrator Pat
Zavoral says more volunteers are needed. The city will likely begin
distributing sandbags next week.
The river in Fargo-Moorhead is expected to rise more than 10
feet in the next week and cause moderate flooding.