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Published March 17, 2010, 10:14 AM

City of Fargo puts a hold on filling sandbags

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Fargo's week long flood fight plan is right on schedule. Volunteers are no longer needed at sandbag central. It's been idled. The call now is for sandbaggers to build levees, and protect the city to 40 feet.

Officials in Fargo will be putting a hold on filling sandbags as soon as 1 million bags are filled, which should be sometime this afternoon. With a million bags, leaders say we should have enough to make it through the flood.

The machines and sand will stay at sandbag central in case more bags are needed. Officials say since March 1st, 6,500 volunteers have worked more than 16 thousand hours. They say most of the volunteers were from this area, but we did have people travel to help out.

“We had a lot of people from out of town, cities area, Grand Forks. My favorite quote was I got up and read the obituaries and my name wasn't there so I thought I should be down here.”

All of the volunteers will now be working to put these bags up in the field, if you want to help out you can report to the First Assembly of God Church in Fargo.