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Valley Flood Alert: NWS May Issue Red River Crest Prediction Wednesday

Valley Flood Alert: NWS May Issue Red River Crest Prediction Wednesday

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The Fargo-area flood fight is getting louder thanks to the sounds of heavy equipment moving clay and police sirens escorting flatbed trucks filled with sandbags into neighborhoods.

Residents of Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., are preparing for what's expected to be the area's fourth major Red River flood in five years.
 
Fargo officials planned to have 300,000 sandbags in place on the north side of town by the end of Tuesday. Sandbag delivery is expected to take three days.
 
Workers dropped off 4,000 sandbags to Fargo resident Ed Schmidt, who has lived near the river for nearly 25 years. Schmidt says he's prepared to do what's necessary to save his 94-year-old house.
Weather service officials say they might have enough information to issue a crest forecast Wednesday.

 

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