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Social Networks Help Fight North Dakota Flooding

Rescue effort rallied

5:47 am on Mar 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Associated Press coverage:

Fargo uses social networks to fight floodwaters [google.com]

When Kevin Tobosa got word Thursday that a friend needed help building a sandbag dike, he immediately posted a status update on his Facebook page: "Heading to 2825 Lilac Lane in North Fargo — needs to be raised another 2 feet."

When city officials needed volunteers at other dikes, Tobosa suggested setting up a Facebook group. By Thursday, it had attracted more than 4,550 members and was constantly picking up new ones.