Red River Flooding: Photos 3.29.09

March 30, 2009

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Red River Flooding 3.29.09

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Red River Flooding 3.29.09

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Red River Floods: Postcard from Courtney Johnson

March 29, 2009

Red River Floods: Postcard from Courtney Johnson

“As a native Midwesterner spring floods are not foreign to me. Every year as the days get longer and the mercury slowly creeps up, it’s not out of the ordinary to see streams, lakes and rivers creep out of their banks. I have NEVER, however, seen anything like this.

The mighty Red River is immensely swollen. Bridges have been closed. Some roads are impassable. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes. This river and the flood prevention efforts that are taking place in this area are a common topic of conversation among everyone I meet.

Since arriving on Wednesday, I have spent the majority of my time at the Red Cross shelter which is located in the Moorhead High School. The shelter’s 70 residents, although they’ve been evacuated from their homes and face an uncertain future, are upbeat and friendly.

The attitude of the people from the flood affected areas is amazing. The people here will be fine because the Red River can’t take away what matters most… the attitude of this area’s terrific residents.”


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