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Published March 15, 2010, 09:58 AM

Fargo Flood Fight

A five-day flood fight is on in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A five-day flood fight is on in eastern North

Dakota and western Minnesota.

Police were escorting convoys of trucks carrying loads of

sandbags into the lowest areas of Fargo on Monday morning as the

Red River continued its rapid rise. The river is expected to crest

on Saturday about 20 feet above flood stage and 3 feet below last

year's record crest.

City and county officials held an emergency meeting Monday after

the National Weather Service bumped up its flood crest forecast

because of warm weather and rain. Officials mapped out plans to

deliver sandbags and build clay levees.

Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker says the city is prepared to hold

back the water. But he says "the emphasis has changed

dramatically."

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