good luck fargo, red river predicted to go 43 ft

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    good luck all those people bagging sand...standing bags...trying to save their houses...

    may the fates and muses be kind....


    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Bad news turned dire Thursday for residents scrambling in subfreezing temperatures to pile sandbags along the Red River: After they spent the day preparing for a record crest of 41 feet, forecasters added up to 2 feet to their estimate.

    The first estimate sparked urgency among thousands of volunteers in Fargo, but the second sparked doubts about whether a 43-foot-high wall of water could be stopped. Across the river in Moorhead, Minn., City Manager Michael Redlinger said portions of his city's dike could not be easily raised to withstand a 42-foot crest.

    "Now everything's up in the air," he said.

    The old estimate was 41 feet by Saturday afternoon, and thousands of volunteers had labored throughout the day to raise the dikes around North Dakota's largest city to 43 feet. City and emergency officials had said they were confident the city would make it, but will now have to build higher.

    The Associated Press: New estimate raises ND flood higher than sandbags
     
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    yer darn tootin.
     

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