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Published April 03, 2013, 10:05 PM

Possibility of a flood making news not just in Fargo, but across the country

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Our small community coming together to sandbag is drawing attention on a national scale.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Our small community coming together to sandbag is drawing attention on a national scale.

Some of the world's top media outlets are sending reporters to Fargo, proving that the flood impacts go well beyond our city.

Today sandbag central was packed full of volunteers as well as reporters and photographers from all over hoping to capture, then share, their stories.

News crews from two Canadian TV channels made the trip as well as teams from all of our local stations, WDAY had three there alone.

And just this week, flood concerns have brought in coverage from some top news sources, like the New York Times, The Weather Channel and Associated Press to name just a few.

And as more calls and reporters roll into Fargo, it's clear the effects from this feared flood could spread for miles.

Caroline Barghout, CTV Reporter/Winnipeg: “At one point I think I tweeted there's almost as many media here as there are volunteers. I was actually surprised to see there were dozens of outlets. But I guess because the flood just doesn't affect Fargo it affects so many communities in North Dakota, as well as in Manitoba. We're all just watching and waiting at the same time."

Karena Carlson, Fargo Communications Manager: “We use all kinds of methods to talk with our residents, you know, social media, the web, but really at the end of the day, they're sitting down and they're watching the news, and the media are great partners to get the information to people at home.”

Most crews from out of town plan to leave tonight but will come back to Fargo if things start to look worse.

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