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Rick Cox, left, and Everett Benson, fill sandbags Tuesday morning at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. After plastic was placed to cover a garage door opening, volunteers stacked the bags against the base of the building and garage door. Officials at the thrift store were worried that drainage from nearby Wears Creek would flood their basement.

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Sandbagging begins around thrift store

They’ve seen what can happen when flash flooding reaches their building. And with the threat of long-term flooding taking place, officials at the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Michigan Street are not wanting to take any chances.


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