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Storage space needed for Bismarck flood victims

BISMARCK (AP) -- Some residents of the Bismarck-Mandan area are getting creative with their home protection efforts as the Missouri River continues to rise. Others are looking for space for their belongings.

KXMB-TV reports that residents of one neighborhood have surrounded five homes with a cement wall inside of the more typical sandbag dikes. Homeowners say they think it will provide better long-term protection.

Flooding in the area could last into the summer as the corps runs record amounts of water through Missouri River dams. Reservoirs are filled with heavy spring snowmelt and rain runoff.

Some residents in the Bismarck-Mandan area are leaving their threatened homes. The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber is asking businesses and homeowners to provide storage space for flood victims if they're able.

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