Important things to do around your home now

Please check to see if your sump pump is working properly and is draining to the outside, not into your house drain, and be sure to have all the drain plugs you need for your basement. 

If you’re on the riverfront or near a drainage area, be sure to snowblow or shovel the snow away where sandbags would go.  It’s important to have the ground clear and thawed before sandbags are put in place.

If you want information on your property at different elevations go to this link at the city of Fargo.

Sandbag Central is in its second day of operations and will be open 24/7 until further notice.  If you would like to volunteer, during the daytime hours call Firstlink at 476-4000 for them to help schedule. 

If you can volunteer in the evening or overnight, just go to the Fargodome parking lot anytime and shuttles are running regularly 24/7 to take you to and from Sandbag Central so you can volunteer whatever amount of time you like.

Families, friends, and neighbors all working together is a blast at Sandbag Central.  Here’s a scene from this morning.  We made over 40,000 bags in 4 hours.  We need to keep us this pace!

Here’s Jim Haursauer and Bruce Grubb organizers extraordinaire keeping things running smoothly.  Thanks for the great work!

Here are two of my new sandbag buddies, Theresa and Marlene.  These two keep those bags moving.  Theresa even has a flag on her watch!

Here’s my wife Susan, after a good shift of sandbag making.  Good job!

We need about 120 volunteers at Sandbag Central to keep the operations working at capacity and to get the 2 million bags we want to have ready for next week. 

We’ll need lot’s of volunteers to continue making sandbags and starting Monday, also to deploy the sandbags in vulnerable neighborhoods.

Thanks to all of the incredible volunteers for your great effort.  It’s fun to get to know and visit with so many excellent folks!

 

 

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Name: Mike Williams Location: Fargo, North Dakota Website: http://www.electwilliams.com Occupation: Risk Manager Family Mutual Insurance Fargo City Commissioner since 2004, re-elected in 2008 and 2012 About Me: I'm a pragmatic optimist that's grateful for all the wonderful people in my life
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