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Preparing for a flood? Here's some sandbagging 101

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Throwing sandbags
Ajay Thapa hands off a sandbag to a classmate on April 26, 2013 in Fargo, N.D.
Ann Arbor Miller for MPR News 2013

Sandbagging is already underway around the state as communities brace themselves for some serious flooding in the forecast.

Sandbag dikes can be a great way to protect homes and whole communities from flood damage. Watch the video below for some basics on building and stacking sandbags.

For a full explanation, check out this report by NDSU Extention.