Fargo, Moorhead lay out plans for flood attack

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Police in Fargo will begin escorting flatbed trucks loaded with sandbags into neighborhoods on Tuesday as homeowners attempt to protect their properties from spring flooding, the Associated Press reports. High school students will unload and stack sandbag barriers next Thursday.

The outlook does not look good for those in the Red River Valley. The National Weather Service said Wednesday that there's a 50 percent chance the river will reach 40.3 feet at the Fargo-Moorhead point. The chance of breaking the four-year-old record of 40.8 feet is about 40 percent.

Sandbag Central reopened Thursday and volunteers are filling an additional 500,000 sandbags.

However, at 41 feet, some homes can't be saved, Cass County Administrator Keith Berndt tells the Fargo Forum.

Fargo-area officials have mapped out plans for building clay levees and sandbag dikes along the river.

Several Oakcreek homes bought out by the city last year were demolished Thursday to install a temporary levee.

In Moorhead, residents will outline flood plans at neighborhood meetings on Monday.

A Fargo-based group that conducts watershed research in the Red River Valley launched an app for those would want to keep tabs on spring flooding. The program called CRED enable observers to report on flooding and displays images on an interactive map.

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