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Published February 01, 2011, 09:44 PM

GF County Making 300K Sandbags Available

Grand Forks County will have 300,000 empty sand bags ready for you should there be a big flood.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports,

Grand Forks County will have 300,000 empty sandbags ready for you should there be a big flood.

City and County emergency manager Jim Campbell says the county will supply empty sandbags, but it will not be offering sand to fill them at this time.

Campbell says they will start taking bids from sand providers once spring gets closer.

The National Weather service says there is a 50 percent chance floodwaters could hit 50 feet at Grand Forks.

That's still a rough estimate and more information will come later this month.

"It will be a more in-depth run of statistical information with snow amounts and potential snow melt. It will be the most accurate forecast we've had so far this year," Campbell said.

This National Weather service will present the updated forecast to the county on the 17th.

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