NASA’s Earth Observatory has released incredible images of the swollen Red River when it was at its record crest.
Archives for March 2009
The Red River Flooding of 2009 isn’t the first crisis that had people using social media from the front lines. All this messaging and updating across multiple sites makes me wonder what your online tool of choice is during a disaster. What works for you online…and how?
While Bob takes a well-deserved day off after covering the flood in Moorhead — if you haven’t read the [Saving Riverview Circle series](http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/news_cut/archive/floods/), please do — Steve Mullis and I will be house-sitting here at News Cut today. A quick flood update… well, [it’s snowing now](http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/03/31/flood_tuesday/). A lot. Perhaps the linguists among us can help Read more →
The river is still up to the sandbags and still presents a threat, but residents are allowing themselves to relax and in some cases leaving home and going to work.
Highlights from the 8am flood meeting in Fargo
The furniture has been taken off the counters at Todd and Donna Morse’s house. It’s true that anything can still go wro
Sunday has brought a sense of relief to Riverview Circle, but not a sense of victory. Not quite yet anyway, or at least not to the extent where people seem willing to jinx their improving fortunes.
Highlight’s from Sunday’s briefing on the Red River flood.
When you’re in the ‘maintenance’ portion of a flood, you have periods of relative calm punctuated by panic. Within the last few hours, we’ve had two such panic periods, both coming at the same time.
The river level is dropping and much of the attention in the neighborhood today is inside. Drains in basements are giving the Red a way in, but the neighbors are ready.
I’m back in Riverview Circle, riding in a pickup over very icy and rutty roads. I’m riding with Ed Dorsett of Moorhead, who goes to the same church as Todd and Donna Morse. We’re heading to the store to get some ShopVacs and a marine plug. The plug is for John Brummer’s boat, which he’s preparing, just in case.
Live-blogging the daily flood meeting.
The residents of Moorhead have taken everything nature can throw at them. They’re fighting back, of course, and apparently just getting warmed up.
Just as hopes were being raised behind the dikes, it all came apart for a Moorhead neighborhood on Friday.
Left for dead this morning, Riverview Circle is coming to life.