I’m sorry I haven’t had a chance to post this before. But this Googlemaps view gives you a better idea of what Riverview Circle has been battling. Click for a larger view. The pushpin is 3521 Riverview, the home of the Morses. John Brummer’s house is just above that, and Bruce and Vikki Anderson’s is in the cul de sac across the street. You can even see the swimming pool in the Morse’s backyard, that has been well documented on the News Cut site below.
The water is right up to the backyards now and you can see why there’s been an evacuation. As soon as there’s a breach, the Red River is going to try to run straight, rather than around the neighborhood, and it’s going to cut almost directly through the Morses’ property, over to the Johnson’s and then back to its normal route toward downtown Fargo.
And here’s the houses in better times — Morses on the left, John Brummer’s on the right.
I’m not sure when I’ll be posting again. I have a cellphone modem and I’ll be living out of the car for a few hours while I try to figure out where to go. Apologies in advance if things aren’t quite as detailed as they’ve been the last few days. I’ll be on with Cathy Wurzer on Morning Edition this morning.