With the order to raise the sandbag levee by another foot, I couldn’t imagine having the gumption to get back out and sling sandbags.
Archives for March 2009
Vikki and Bruce Johnson of Moorhead survived the flood of ’97. But they had more time to prepare for it than they do this year.
A 360 degree view of what it looks like at a home that could well be flooded out by this weekend.
You can almost feel collective shoulders of the Fargo-Moorhead area sag when the latest flood projection was issued.
Residents of a Moorhead neighborhood are mostly inside today, but they’re still looking outside, at the river that’s rising faster than anyone has seen here.
Kevan Rehm of Brooklyn Park drove to the Fargo Moorhead area this week to help out. He’s like dozens — perhaps hundreds — of Twin Citians who are here.
The daily briefing of public safety and government officials is underway in Fargo. The mayor of Moorhead, Mark Voxland , has been invited over and both are stressing that neither city ignores the other. 8:04 a.m. – Voxland says they hope to have all the sandbag dikes up to 42 feet today. He credits GPS Read more →
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.
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 →