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Published March 21, 2013, 06:12 PM

Parts of Oakport Township may need more help for flood

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Oakport has been hit hard by flood waters over the years.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Oakport has been hit hard by flood waters over the years.

This video is from 2009 when evacuations were necessary. The Township Chair Greg Anderson told residents take 1997 flood numbers, and add 3 feet of water.

They'd never seen so much water. This year, the Chair of Oakport says the township is ready for flood waters.

Over the last five years, a lot of work has gone into permanent flood protection. The area is now protected up to 43 feet.

The area of most concern is Broadway. If the water reaches 39 to 39 and a half feet, temporary levees and sand bags would possibly be needed.

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