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Published May 21, 2013, 07:04 PM

The entire town of Cavalier North Dakota will start evacuating

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The entire town of Cavalier North Dakota will start evacuating in less than an hour at 7 oclock. It's a mandatory evacuation.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The entire town of Cavalier North Dakota will start evacuating in less than an hour at 7 oclock. It's a mandatory evacuation.

At this hour Cavalier Police say they are expecting a breach of the Renwick dam within the next 12 hours.

Construction workers have been working around the clock, to build make-shift levies to protect the town.

The governor has called in the national guard to help.

The levys were built up 6-feet, not completely saving the town, but buying it time.

Homes in immediate danger have been sandbagged.

There are 11 retention dams holding back river water, if anyone of those dams gives way, that water comes to Renwick, and the levees won't be able to hold.

The Red Cross has set up a shelter at the school in Drayton School.

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