Sandbag Central in Fargo is officially up and running and dozens of volunteers are racing to fill one million sandbags.
Sandbag central is located at the city’s Solid Waste Department.
Sandbag Central needs about 200 people per hour to operate effectively.
While some crews fill bags with shovels and elbow grease others use this spider machine.
The machine brings the sand up a conveyor belt and into twelve separate tubes.
Then each bag is filled and passed down the line to be tied and stacked.
From there each stack is taken away and stored for the flood to come.
Fargo-Moorhead is definitely showing that good-hearted Midwest spirit today.
“I’ve been involved with this since 1997. There was two gentlemen here at six thirty that have been here everyday we’ve been open so I had to bring the mayor over to say hello and congratulate those folks,” said Terry Ludlum Director of Sandbag Central.