Fargo filling more sandbags

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Apr 22, 2013 at 6:36 am

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Volunteers in Fargo have filled 293,000 sandbags as part of a second campaign to help protect against flooding on the Red River.

The city called on volunteers to fill an additional 500,000 sandbags, to go with the one million bags made in early April and 300,000 bags left over from the 2011 flood.

Volunteers on Saturday filled 71,000 sandbags at a storage shed for garbage trucks that has been transformed into Sandbag Central.

The bags may be needed to protect against what is predicted to be one of the top five Red River floods of all time in Fargo and Moorhead.

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