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By Roger Dey
Blackfoot Valley Dispatch 

With more flooding expected, community pitches in to fill sandbags


Roger Dey

Tony Schneiderhan (standing) waits to add a sandbag to a pallet as his brother Jake (black cap) and John Cos tie up freshly filled bags, Friday morning, May 11. In the background, Kathy Tams holds a sandbag ready for David Drake, who fills a bag from the CAP Paving asphalt truck.

As water from melting snow rose throughout the Lincoln Valley, and with an estimated month of high water still in the forecast, volunteers turned out in force last week to help fill an estimated 10,000 sandbags for residents who need them.

The sandbag-filling operation began at the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department's Station 3 east of town, but as the sand stored there ran low, it shifted to Ho...

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