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Published April 19, 2013, 04:55 PM

Fargo's flood fight officially begins on Monday

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The flood fight in Fargo officially begins Monday. At that meeting this morning, city officials covered everything from A-to-Z.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The flood fight in Fargo officially begins Monday. At that meeting this morning, city officials covered everything from A-to-Z.

A jam packed Fargo city commission room, looked very similar to what we've seen during past severe floods.

Mayor Dennis Walaker very clear, the city will protect to 43 feet with sandbags, 44 feet with levees,

adding that if the water doesn't touch the bags and we do all this work, that's a good thing.

Governor Jack Dalrymple was on hand, he says there are 4-thousand National Guard personnel ready to be called on, if so something similar to what we saw in 2009.

Fargo will start filling trap bags on Monday.

Sandbag deployment starts on Tuesday and that's a 3 day process.

And that's when you'll see those semis and police escorts heading through town, something to watch out for, there might be some parking restrictions next week in neighborhoods.

Sandbag deployment starts on the North side of town on Tuesday; Wednesday will be the central part of Fargo and Thursday the south side.

It's then Thursday and Friday next week when high school students will be working in neighborhoods to place those bags.

That will likely be a 2 day process, but those students could come back the following Monday or Tuesday if need be.

But leaders are confident this process can get done in roughly 1 week.

Here we go.

Mayor Walaker opened and closed today’s meeting with a reminder, that this is why Fargo needs a diversion.

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