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ND Governor: State Will Provide Money for Flood Fight

Posted at: 03/25/2013 11:02 AM
Updated at: 03/25/2013 2:02 PM

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says residents in the Fargo area won't have to worry about getting enough money from the state to help with an expected spring flood.

Dalrymple on Monday met with federal, state and local officials to outline plans to tackle high water from the Red River and its tributaries.

The governor says Fargo has "the best flood-fighting team in the United States."

The National Weather Service says the river has a 50-50 chance of reaching 38 feet in Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., which would be 20 feet above flood stage.

It would be the fourth major flood in five years for Fargo-Moorhead residents.

Fargo officials plan to open an emergency operations center on April 2. Volunteers will begin filling sandbags on April 3.

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