Mar 19, 2010

Can 250,000 sandbags save Fargo?

The Red River near Fargo, North Dakota is expected to crest on Sunday at 20 feet above the flood stage threatening low-lying homes and streets.

The weather has also been getting colder and windier.

Fargo officials said Friday that homeowners should keep their sump pumps from freezing and watch the sandbag dikes in their yards to make sure water doesn't seep through them.

The photo was taken during a previous Fargo flood.

Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker says the city has a quarter of a million sandbags in storage that are ready for use if needed.