Sandbag convoys with flatbed trucks escorted by police are scheduled to roll out Tuesday in Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn.
Sandbagging deployment in Moorhead, Minn., is now set for Friday if the weather holds up.
The National Weather Service says the chances of flooding have increased in the Red River Valley.
It is by far the number one Good Question people are sending to us over the past couple weeks. “What do they do with sandbags after they’re done?”
One Minnesota town hit hard by floods over the years hopes it’s better prepared this spring.
It’s the size of a lawnmower and requires no gas, just a little elbow grease and plenty of bags and plenty of sand. It’s Craig Ferguson’s solution to back breaking sandbag filling. He calls his device the “Sand Shark.”
While cities in the Fargo-Moorhead area are preparing for likely spring flooding with activities like sandbag-filling, hardware stores are stocking shelves with flood-fighting gear and cleanup supplies.
There’s heavy spring flooding in the forecast for Brown County in south-central Minnesota, so the county emergency management department is gearing up.
Volunteers came from near and far — and behind bars — to help with the first day of sandbagging operations in Fargo.