Red River Flood Response: Photos 3.30.09

March 31, 2009

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Red River Floods Video: The Red Cross Responds

March 30, 2009

Red River Flood Response: Photos 3.29.09

March 30, 2009

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Red River Floods Audio: Fargo ND/Moorhead MN Flooding

March 30, 2009
Red Cross mobile feeding crews are working 24/7 to support local responders monitoring the levees. Listen to this audio from Jennifer Ryan by pressing play below:

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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.”


Red River Floods Video: Letting your family know you’re Safe and Well

March 29, 2009

Red River Flooding: Photos 3.28.09

March 29, 2009

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Red River Flooding: Moorhead Shelter Update

March 28, 2009
Courtney Johnson Reports from Moorhead, Minnesota
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Red River Flooding: Update from the Minn-Kota Chapter

March 27, 2009

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Evacuation Tips from the American Red Cross
Preparation ahead of time will help you react quickly and stay safe

The American Red Cross in North Dakota and Minnesota urges residents to prepare now to evacuate immediately should authorities indicate that it is time to do so in your neighborhood. Be proactive and prepare the following items to take with you should the time come:

· any medicines or other medical supplies needed by members of the family

· feeding formulas for infants or special food for those with specific dietary requirements

· a pillow, blanket or other comfort items for each member of the family

· a change of clothing

· a few non-perishable snacks and water, a manual can-opener

· flashlights, a battery-powered radio, and extra batteries for both

· books and simple toys for your children.

· important documents

· emergency arrangements for your pets

Listen to area radio and television stations or a NOAA Weather Radio for evacuation announcements that apply to your area. If you are told to evacuate, be ready to act immediately. If you come upon a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. Make every attempt to evacuate during daylight hours. Remember: listen to local authorities and do what they ask you to do.

If you are asked to evacuate, and can make one call before you leave home, call some one you love and tell them you are safe. Then, ask them to register you on Safe and Well.

Register on the Red Cross Safe and Well Website.  The Safe and Well Website allows those directly affected by a disaster to let their loved ones know of their well-being.

For those that do not have internet access, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to register yourself and your family. Follow the prompts for disaster information.

Concerned family members who know the person’s phone number (home, cell or work) or a complete home address can search for the messages posted by those who self-register.


Red River Floods: Moorhead Shelter Update

March 27, 2009

Courtney Johnson Reports from Moorhead.

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