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To bad the city had to forget about the south side of fargo, leaving all the houses south of the rose creek area on there own. Thumbs down to all of us who complain about every little flake of snow. There are people here who have had to give up on their own homes who then go and help their neighbors sandbag to keep theirs!
Those are amazing people.
And what pictures indeed! Floods, though they can be equally devastating, are considerably more containable. It seems the communities in the north think first what THEY can do to help themselves and others while those down south first think why its happening to them and who's responsibility it is to help them. Panic ensues during hurricanes because highways grow crowded extremely quickly and it is impossible to predict exactly where the hurricane will strike.
With the flood of '93, my community knew that it had time to fill sandbags, and prepare for the rising water. During Katrina, my community had less than 12 hours of warning as the hurricane shifted putting our city directly in the path. What a mess I saw it in the news today, here in Belgium, and I'm glad to find more pictures.
Working with relief teams in all of these disasters, I truly believe that what creates the difference between reactions is the amount of response time. Best wishes to our resourceful northern neighbors. Amazing and wonderful how they are coming together, rather than simply waiting for or accepting their fate. We don't see people waiting on the government to do anything.
The bismarck tribune from bismarck, north dakota · 16
Thank you all for what you are doing!!! I've never seen anything like it. Good luck to all the people working hard to avoid an ever bigger catastrophe over the weekend. I lived there during the flood and this one is much much worse.
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I'm so proud of our cities up here pulling together! We wish you well Why hasn't someone invented a portable sandbag filling machine by now? My heart goes out to the residents and wish you well and may God Bless. I love the low-tech ingenuity shown in picture 10; and yes, the cooperation shown in these pictures is inspiring.
Says a lot about the good folks in North Dakota!
Obama could do. The Red River flows north, which is part of the trouble Thanks for this post -- I have family there, sandbagging and unable to evacuate due to icy highway conditions. I have lived here almost 30 years and am still amazed at the strength of these people.
Sometimes I cry when I watch the tv news. My thoughts and prayers are with those families and friends that are dealing with such a tragedy. Some have already had to leave their homes because of rising water. It is a lot worse that I had thought. Wonderful how you all come together.
We don't see people ignoring evacuation orders. We don't see the Mayors of any of these cities complaining about the lack of state or federal response.
If Bush was still President they would be bashing him about this. I cannot believe what I just seen! Keep up the awesome work!
The bismarck tribune from bismarck, north dakota · 7
We don't see people sitting on their rooftops waiting for the government to come and save them. They have prepared as best as they can. We don't see or hear reports of the police going around confiscating personal firearms so only the criminal will be armed. If he really cares, Obama will send in as much of the National Guard with cold-weather experience as he can and stay in DC himself.
That is the Midwestern work ethic for you.
My daughter and husband live 20 miles north of Fargo. The last picture explains it all It's awesome to see communities pull together to help one another in times like these. We don't see people blaming President Obama.
Except for Don Marchant, post 30 7. We don't see people blaming a government conspiracy to blow up the levees as the reason some have not held.
Wow, it's so surreal to see a frozen landscape being flooded. Dump a truckload of sand in a hopper at the top, and it fills and seals hundreds or thousands of bags an hour. I've lived through both the midwest flood of '93 and several hurricanes here in texas and its amazing the striking difference between the reactions to floods in the locations.
We don't see Hollywood organizing benefits to raise money for people to rebuild. I live in Grand Forks, and our "spider" is down there helping. Most folks down here pull together too when faced with such a disaster I wish you all the absolute best. Those are amazing pictures, and also I am so inspired. Just a personal observation We don't see looting.
We will go down fighting to the end and not complain! I'm a proud New Orleanean that wishes I were able to be up there filling sandbags. Icy runways would have to be cleared, ro would have to be plowed, people would have to work to keep the inevitable media circus under control Hundreds of people would have to work so the President could show that he "cares", rather than work to save lives and homes. God bless those strong, wonderful people.
It looks so deceptively peaceful for such a destructive force. Your thoughts and prayers are very appreciated.
I am so glad that there are volunteers who take away time from their families to help those in need I wonder if Obama will fly in and help these people out, or if he will treat them like they did the people of Iowa with their flood last year. Nice to see people working all at once, preventing natural disaster. We don't see street violence. Grand Forks built a huge dike after the 97 flood that will proect them to 57' -3 feet over the crest of I hope Fargo is tough with the people by the river and builds a dike similar to Grand Forks so this will be the last time Fargo has to worry about flooding like this.
There are those down there at the sandbagging stations. Although we are facing some pretty terrible odds, it is still the faith and hope we have that gets us through. They need more than thoughts -- they need our prayers.
As it is, I can only watch with hope and anxiety at the herculean efforts put forth by these folks. My prayers go out to all who have already lost their homes and those that will before this is over. Without the taxpayer bailout that is called the National Flood Insurance Program, people would not live in flood plains where this kind of problem is inevitable and predictable. How great to see adults and kids of all ages trying to help.