Over the next few days, we’ll hear a lot about Fargo-Moorhead, but there’s more to flooding in the Upper Midwest than the Red River.
Out in North Dakota, the National Guard evacuated some people last evening in the Linton area who were stranded by rising water in creeks that were plugged with ice flows, according to a press release issued by the Guard today.
“The first rescue was of two citizens and two dogs from a farm in rural Carson, N.D. The second rescue of two citizens was from a farm near New Leipzig, N.D. Both farms were surrounded by four to five feet of floodwaters, making overland rescue impossible,” it said.
These pictures were provided by the Guard:
These images bring to mind a question I usually have during these types of stories. If you’ve only got a few minutes, and you can only take what you can grab, what do you take?
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