BREAKING: State of Emergency Declared in Fargo, North Dakota

A State of Emergency has been declared in Fargo, North Dakota, due to the risk of severe flooding.

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney issued the emergency to enable efforts to fight the flood risk posed by a possible 43.5-foot crest, a height not achieved since 2009. Volunteers are being called to fill sandbags being used to create temporary levees and flood walls, with the city needing around 20 miles of the flood-prevention to contain the waters. 

The 2009 flood produced a record height for the Red River system, with a crest of 40.84 feet. 

Source: State of emergency declared as Fargo revs up flood fight; storm could hit next week | INFORUM

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