Saving Riverview Circle: Waiting

I’m probably going to be doing quick posts today, so forgive me if they don’t all make sense.

I stopped by Vikki and Bruce Johnson’s this morning. They’re still here but are prepared to leave if need be. “The neighborhood is quiet,” Vikki said. I’ve got an interview with her and I’ll try to post it soon. Bruce will be on Midday this morning with Gary Eichten. They’ve been getting calls from the media today, who apparently picked up their story via News Cut. So I apologized for that.

I’m currently in the kitchen of Todd and Donna Morse. The fire department is out back looking at the dike. Their son and his wife, where they stayed last night, have shown up to help sort things and it’s been difficult for them.

Donna has given me 142 pictures she’s been taking so that I can resize them and get them posted for her — and you — so their relatives from other places can follow them.

John Brummer is back working this morning although I haven’t been over yet, other than to check out a steady stream that’s coming down the driveway.

The National Guard is in the area. I’m told that Hoss asked them for a pump and some help with a weak spot. “That’s not our mission,” came the reply. And, of course, it’s not. They’re here to get people out.

  • Sarah

    This reporting is fantastic and I wish this type of coverage wasn’t so rare in this day and age. My aunt, uncle, and cousins live on S. Rivershore Dr. and seeing your reporting of their neighborhood helps me stay updated on the current threat to their home and them (they evacuated last night). It’s such a sad and scary situation and it makes you wonder when something permanent will be done about this recurring disaster.

  • Erica Johnson


    Your reporting has hit home the severity of the flood and its affect on everyday folks. Thank you for drawing attention to Moorhead, thank you for your candid reports, photos and interviews.

    We’ll be watching all weekend….

  • Molly

    thank you so much for your coverage of Moorhead. It’s nice to know that I can at least turn to MPR to get info. The Fourm tends to talk mainly about Fargo.

  • Holly


    I met you yesterday at the home of my brother Todd Morse. I have to say THANK YOU! You not only are getting the real story about Moorhead out to the people but you have been so willing to lend a hand in any way. I can’t even count how often you walked up to myself or my husband the machanic to see if you could help with anything. More than once I saw you working a pump or grabbing a sandbag.

    My prayers are with you and neighborhood,