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LaMoure County seeks volunteers to fill sandbags

LaMoure County officials are requesting volunteers to help fill sandbags today, according to Kimberly Robbins, county emergency manager.

Volunteers are asked to report to the LaMoure County shop at 8 a.m. today with gloves and shovels. They will be asked to sign a release if they help.

The James River at LaMoure is above flood stage at 14.5 feet and expected to stay that way for several days. Ice jams on the river may cause fluctuations of the river level of up to 1 foot, Robbins said.

At the request of LaMoure County officials, the Civil Air Patrol flew over the James River Monday evening. Seven ice jams were noted between Montpelier and LaMoure.

Damage has been reported at LaMoure County Memorial Park at Grand Rapids. There was water in park buildings and access to the area was limited by high water.

Robbins said river levels are already comparable to 2011 and fluctuations in water levels are expected.