John Brummer of Moorhead is finished with his portion of the giant sandbag dike that snakes along the Red River south from I-94. With any luck at all, he’ll get some sleep soon.
Archives for March 24, 2009
MPR’s Than Tibbetts has sent along this view of the Fargodome, now known as Sandbag Central.
Todd and Donna Morse weren’t around for the Great Flood of 1997 — they lived in Coon Rapids then — but they’ve quickly learned the art of flood protection against a river that has a penchant for taking detours through neighborhoods like theirs in Moorhead. As she stood next to a backyard swimming pool where Read more →
What happens to sandbags after a flood? And why do TV reporters insist on standing in waist-deep water?
Youth may be wasted on the young, but the young aren’t wasting it this week in Moorhead and Fargo. If it weren’t for college, high school, and junior high school students, these cities would already be under water. Many of them returned from spring break to help out. When the experts said they needed to Read more →
Strangers pitch in to save a Moorhead neighborhood
An update on Red River flooding.
(Moorhead) – This area picked up another half inch of rain in the last 12 hours, the last thing it needed. But is snow and cold temperatures a good or a bad thing?The meteorologists say the cold will slow the snow melt, but also make it harder to stuff sandbags. We’re heading out in a Read more →
Volunteers scurry to build a floodwall and a dike across the main entry into the city from North Dakota as the Red River reaches in Breckenridge, Minnesota.
On Monday evening, it was pretty clear Highway 210 wouldn’t be open for long.