John Brummer says a drain the city of Moorhead didn’t plug, is now threatening his neighborhood, and he’s getting angry about it.
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Watch video: If clinging to hope and a refusal to quit is all it took to beat back a flood, the Red River would be down for the count.
I’m in the Morses’ house, we’re getting water behind the dike now. Next door at John’s house, there’s a small group trying to make sandbags, lots of water coming through there. No volunteers, sandbags or sand being allowed in the neighborhood. I’ll go over there to help out as soon as I finish this post. Read more →
The families I’ve been following this week on Riverview Circle in Moorhead are back, after evacuating last night.
Video of the morning after the evacuation in the Riverview Circle neighborhood of Moorhead.
This neighborhood, and this city, did in five days, what it took three weeks to do in 1997, and they’ve done it better, and they’ve made the dikes higher.
An aerial view of Riverview Circle shows how the Red River is conspiring against the neighborhood.
The residents of Moorhead start showing up at the shelters.
The order has come: It’s time to evacuate.
This is Riverview Circle’s response to Moorhead’s Code Red that indicates evacuations are likely. Another pickup with another load of sandbags has just pulled into John Brummer’s garage and another crowd of volunteers has arrived to stack it on the sandbag dike that rings this neighborhood along three miles of shoreline. I asked him if Read more →
Views of the Red River flooding in Fargo-Moorhead.
As a Code Red was issued this afternoon, signifying an evacuation is possible from Riverview Circle, and the surrounding neighborhoods, the Morses and John Brummer were not giving up.
The Red River can be very sneaky. It took a backdoor approach to get near Donna and Todd Morse’s house today.
The daily meeting of officials battling the Red River flood is underway in Fargo.
I’m getting some emails about how people can volunteer. It’s a pretty simple process in the Fargo Moorhead area.