Thursday, March 26, 2009

Photos from the flooding in Fargo/Moorhead

Photos, including some time lapse photos, from the Fargo/Moorhead area. It looks bad, but the worst is yet to come. I decided to post these because the time lapse photos were taken by our friend, Than Tibbetts.

I can only imagine how miserable the volunteers must be, filling and stacking the sandbags. The weather where I live has been miserable: cold, wet, windy. I'm only "feeling" that by looking out the windows these last few days. It is the kind of weather that makes one want a winter place in Arizona. The area along the Red River is flat as a pancake, so the wind would feel much stronger. You can tell from the series of photos that the weather got colder during this time because the ice was forming. The Red River has flooded before, but they aren't used to it flooding during weather that also produces ice.

The river is projected to reach 43 feet by Saturday. I haven't been able to figure out what level they are measuring from, but flood stage is about 22 feet, and 43 feet is much taller than a two story house.

God Bless those volunteers!

1 comment:

  1. Reading about floods, seeing pictures and video about the floods now as well as the ones in N.Dak a couple years back too, makes one wonder how on earth people recover after being through something like that.
    One of my favorite bloggers -Terri of Terri Terri Quite Contrary -said her son, who is a college student now in N.Dak, is busy on the front line, working with other volunteers in an effort to stave off as much of the waters as they can from destroying everything around. I don't envy him -or any other volunteer in that situation -facing such a monumental and dangerous task. We should all remember those in the path of these waters and pray for whatever help can be given to be there for them. So scary and so huge a disaster pending there I'm afraid.


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