The flood this morning

(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 bit to document the effort to save some homes in the area. MPR’s Dan Gunderson, based in Moorhead, is in Fargo this morning. Ambar Espinoza will be in Breckenridge when the Red River crests there this afternoon.

Volunteers are streaming into the area. I saw firefighters from St. Louis Park and Chaska last evening. Some are having a hard time finding a place to stay, so some of the colleges here are putting them up.

All three of the colleges in the area are closed again today, so students can help sandbag.

Here are the latest river intentions.

At Fargo:


Downstream at Breckenridge, things will be quicker:


More later

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