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March 18th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Fargo on high alert for flood

(CNN) – The danger is rising along with the Red River in Fargo, North Dakota.

Volunteers yesterday filled their one-millionth sandbag with not a minute to spare. The Red River is expected to crest this weekend at 38 feet.

The scene in Fargo is reminiscent of last year when the river hit a record flood level of over 40 feet. Fargo's mayor, Dennis Walaker, joined us on Thursday's American Morning to discuss the situation on the ground.

Read more: Fargo a fortress of sandbags

Filed under: U.S. • Weather
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Rob

    Why do people even live there? It only has tolerable weather about 60 days a year. I would take advantage of the up coming July and August and move to a habitable location.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
  2. Rick Salmon

    The Aquafence that is shown here is a very interesting new technology for flood retention. Surely there must be a better way to fight floods than millions of sandbags? Fargo was caught unprepared in 2009 but it is good to see that they are trying new methods.

    March 18, 2010 at 5:26 pm |