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Sandbag Central Operations Suspended after Volunteers Surpass Goal in Four Days

Sandbag Central operations will cease at 4 p.m. on Friday.

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo and Cass County are suspending Sandbag Central operations after surpassing their goal of producing 225,000 sandbags. In just four days, volunteers produced 232,000 sandbags to provide protection from a 38-foot Red River crest. Cass County Commission Chair Chad Peterson said, “We are grateful to the citizens of Cass County and the greater community for their…

Gov. Burgum says sandbaggers are doing well, looks forward to permanent flood protection

The city is behind production levels for their goal.

FARGO, N.D. — Volunteers are working around the clock at Sandbag Central to get 400 thousand sandbags ready by the end of the week. The city is behind production levels for their goal. “It really reinforces the need, this community we are talking about trying to protect here represents nearly 20 percent of the school children in the state of…

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Fargo And Cass County Hope To Fill 400,000 Sandbags By Friday To Prepare For Spring Flooding

  Sandbag Central is up and running. Volunteers started filling bags at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. The City of Fargo and Cass County want to fill 400,000 sandbags by this Friday. That’s 100,000 per day. They’re running operations out of the Fargo Solid Waste Division at 2301 8th Avenue North in Fargo. They need 200 volunteers per shift to run…

Fargo And Cass County Need Volunteers To Fill 400,000 Sandbags

Sandbag Central will open for the season at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10

FARGO, N.D. — The call is going out for volunteers to make around 400,000 sandbags for Fargo and Cass County. Sandbag Central will open for the season at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10. Operations will continue from 7 to 7 each weekday until the goal is met. Sandbag Central is located at 2301 8th Avenue North in Fargo. Mayor…

City of Fargo Adjusts Flood Fight, Sandbag Central Suspending Operation Friday Night

It is important to note the need for a strong volunteer effort through 7 p.m. today to finish a strong sandbag production effort.

FARGO, ND — Fargo’s Sandbag Central will close at 7 p.m. Friday, days ahead of schedule and 600,000 sandbags under the original goal of 1-million sandbags. The slow melt and lack of rain and snow the past couple of weeks are responsible. Fargo will now prepare for a possible crest of 39-ft. and not the nearly 41-ft that had been a…

F-M Area Students Lend a Hand During Flood Fight 2019

Students of all ages filled sandbags in both Moorhead and Fargo to help the cities reach their goals

FARGO-MOORHEAD– Volunteers are critical to preparing for flooding. Students in the F–M area are joining in to do their part. “It feels good just to help people out with what they are struggling with or just so that they do not have a fear their home being gone,” Carl Ben Eielson Middle School student Landon Docken said. Eighth graders from Carl…

Sandbag Central is Open. Volunteers Needed.

You do not have to call ahead of time, although if you are bringing a group, you can check in in advance.

FARGO, ND — Because of our flood mitigation progress, it’s estimated Moorhead needs 150,000 sandbags for the 2019 flood, a great contrast to the 2.5 million needed in 2009. A huge reduction, but unfortunately, sandbags don’t fill themselves. Moorhead needs your help! Volunteer Details: Hours of Operation: Wednesday, March 27 – Saturday, March 30 – 9 am to 9 pm Sunday,…

Fargo Plans Flood Prep Update While Gov. Walz To Visit Moorhead Monday

Sandbag Central will begin operations on Tuesday morning

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will talk with local leaders about flood prep in Moorhead tomorrow afternoon at 1 at the Law Enforcement Center. The City of Fargo will be holding a Public Flood Meeting on Monday morning at 8 just one day before sandbag central begins operations. The meeting will be in the City Commission Chambers. Leaders from both Fargo…

City of Fargo Calls On Residents To Help Fill Sandbags

The website, www.FargoND.gov/FloodVolunteers, is a tool which can be used both by individuals and groups in deciding when to volunteer.

FARGO, ND — The City of Fargo is asking members of the public to sign up and assist in producing one million sandbags. Similar to 2009, a Fargo flood volunteer website allows the public to see where assistance is needed to ensure sandbag-filling “spiders” are running at full capacity. The website, www.FargoND.gov/FloodVolunteers, is a tool which can be used both…