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Published April 19, 2013, 05:16 PM

Cass County is calling people to prepare for the flood

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- For people living in Cass County. The flood fight begins now.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- For people living in Cass County. The flood fight begins now.

Leaders in Cass County are calling on people to prepare for a flood that could be worse than the historical 1997 or 2009.

They have nearly 600,000 sandbags available, and plan to make another 200,000 and begin deployment Monday.

Neighborhood on the south end of the river are the first priority.

People can also make their own.

If they purchase discounted sandbags from the county, the county will deliver the sand.

Ken Pawluk- Cass County Commission: "The time is now to get the resources in place. There's new people who have moved in to some of those areas and they might need some help in planning what's going to happen because in the next week, things are going to happen real fast."

Pawluk says the people living in rural areas of the county have to battle not only the Red, but also the Sheyenne, Rush, and Maple.

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