Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fargo-Moorhead Sand Bags

The most recent flood forecast shows that another year of record flooding for the Fargo-Moorhead metro area is anticipated. The F-M/West Fargo Chamber of Commerce, the City of Fargo and the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation are combining efforts to ensure protection up to 42.5 feet. To accomplish that level, the City of Fargo and Cass County will need one million additional sandbags.

It is imperative for this to happen so that business shut downs and mandatory evacuations can be avoided. The goal is to have the sandbags filled, stored and ready to go by April 13, 2013.

The FM-WF Chamber is urging its members and their employees to join forces and get involved, and asking that employers allow their employees to volunteer to sandbag during the hours of 2 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. For more information about the City of Fargo's efforts, go to

At this time, the City of Moorhead does not need to fill additional sandbags. If this changes, The FM-WF Chamber plans to engage member participation for the City of Moorhead as well.
For more information, or to register to volunteer, please contact Julie at 218.233.1100 or The Chamber will begin scheduling on Monday, April 1, 2013.