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Published April 15, 2013, 05:26 PM

City leaders discuss the next steps for the flood fight

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Tonight, city leaders will decided if they need to step up the flood fight.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Tonight, city leaders will decided if they need to step up the flood fight.

Our late snow storm has engineers re-assessing how high the river could rise.

If the crest prediction rises, City Engineers say we might have to re-open Sandbag Central to prepare for a bigger threat.

Right now, Fargo has 1.25 million sandbags, and the city is prepared to protect to 42 feet. But to protect to 43 feet, it takes about 2 million bags.

Mike Williams, Fargo City Commissioner, says, "and until the river really starts to flow, the weather service doesn't give a deterministic forecast. So in the meantime we're making preparations for the worst. And we won't deploy until we have a good idea about what that level might be."

Reporter Andrea Hubbell will have more on the decision, tonight at ten.

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