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Sandbag convoys make their way to neighborhoods

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The engines have started and the race against mother nature is in full drive.

Trucks loaded with sandbags are making their way down major streets in Fargo,

escorted by police.

"Our goal is to efficiently get trucks together," says Sgt. Kevin Volrath, Fargo Police Department.

In hopes that these sandbags make it safely to their flood fighting spot.

Jim Papachek is making sure he gets it all on camera.

"I've been documenting with pictures since the first flood fight in 97," says Papachek.

Over the past 3 days, close to 530 truck loads of sandbags will make there way to neighborhoods like Papacheks. Papachek hopes these will provide the perfect shot for fighting the flood.

"It's fantastic how well they do things," says Papachek.

But the city says people can play a big part when it comes to the efficiency of the fight.

"Don't park on streets and we do need, more right of entry forms signed so we can sandbag on the property," says Jeremy Gordon, Fargo Engineer.

Because it's not only these trucks and people like Papachek, that they need for the battle against the river.

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