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Jerry Farol, left, and his son Scott Farol carry some of their possessions after getting off air boats. They were evacuated Thursday from their flooded home in the Heritage Hills area south of Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Areas of Fargo and Moorhead evacuated


FARGO - Floodwaters forced residents to flee to higher ground Thursday in Fargo, Moorhead and the surrounding area, as forecasters warned that the Red River could reach a record 43 feet by Saturday.

In south Fargo, police, firefighters and National Guard members evacuated the Riverview Place senior living center and 35 to 40 homes in the River Vili subdivision after finding cracks in an earthen dike.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.