As the week of April 4, 2011, rolls into full force, it’s official: Fargo and Moorhead are on HIGH ALERT. The spring melt roars into the tributaries, rivers, coulees and the Red River. Fargo mobilizes its sandbag deployment plan as upperclass students from all area schools pour out to place sandbags.
As the majority of sandbag placement is completed early (Thursday), the Weather Service informs the community of an impending and potentially dangerous storm front that is bearing down on the upper Midwest.
Mayor Walaker continues to remind the community, as 2011 witnesses the third highest crest on record, that this is not a time for complacency. Commissioner Tim Mahoney charges the city with the anthem, “Constant vigilance… beat the crest, then get some rest.”