Volunteers prep for Fargo flooding - KMSP-TV

Volunteers prep for Fargo flooding

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FARGO, N.D. (KMSP) -

Volunteers from the metro area are heading up north to help Fargo prepare for expected floods. People have been working tirelessly to fill sandbags ahead of what's expected to be another bad flood season. So far, they have not quite met half the need yet. Volunteers have come from all over to make sure the city is ready.

"I think everybody's here having a good time," Minneapolis volunteer Shannon Abbott said. "We're all being really supportive of each other. I do know getting feedback, a lot of people don't get experiences to go places to volunteer, so a lot of people back home think it's a great opportunity."

For some volunteers, this preparation truly hits closer to home.

"It's my home area, so, for me, it's part of coming back and giving back to my community that I was a part of for many years," Minneapolis volunteer Mary Anderson said.

Year after year, volunteers band together to help out the Fargo-Moorhead area as it has dealt with major floods in four of the five past years. The record flooding – a 41 foot crest – was set back in 2009.

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