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Published February 07, 2011, 04:09 PM

Fargo's Goal is 3 million Sandbags

Fargo is calling for volunteers to begin filling sandbags on Feb. 14 in preparation for possible spring flooding along the Red River.

By: Associated Press,

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo is calling for volunteers to begin filling sandbags on Feb. 14 in preparation for possible spring flooding along the Red River.

Officials said Monday they want to have 3 million sandbags filled by mid-March.

A warehouse dubbed "Sandbag Central" will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Shuttle buses will be running from several locations in Fargo to get volunteers to the worksite.

A National Weather Service flood outlook in late January gave a 20 percent chance that the river will surpass the record crest of 2009 and a 50 percent chance it would exceed last year's crest.

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