Red River flood fight ramps up

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Apr 24, 2013 at 6:35 am

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Fargo's neighbors are ramping up their flood fight against the Red River.

The National Weather Service last week warned residents in Fargo and Moorhead to prepare for possible record flooding, which would likely force more than 300 homeowners in the two cities to build sandbag dikes or provide other protection. 

Workers began dropping off sandbags in Fargo neighborhoods on Tuesday. Moorhead officials say they plan to begin delivering sandbags on Wednesday.

Moorhead City Manager Michael Redlinger says officials are looking to sandbag between 38 and 100 homes, depending on the initial weather service crest prediction. That forecast could be released as soon as Wednesday.

The Red River is likely to peak next week. It will be the latest crest on record.

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