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Darcy Simonson looks out the window of her home on River Drive South in Fargo where the outdoor deck is in the process of being removed in preparation for placing a sandbag dike to protect the home again as the potential for another flood this spring is in the forecast. Dave Wallis / The Forum

In Red River Valley, prospect of back-to-back flood fights overwhelms many homeowners

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Linda Briggs will never forget the sound.

She awoke at 2 a.m. that April night to hear water lapping - as if she were in a cabin by a lake.

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But Briggs and her husband, Wesley, were in their farm house five miles from the Sheyenne River.

Briggs got up and ran to the windows on all four sides of their house.

"Everywhere I looked, there was water," Briggs said.

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