Fargo-Moorhead Flood Watch

The next few days are going to be interesting. The cities of Fargo ND and Moorhead MN … and really a part of our region that extends over a much larger area … are getting ready for a potentially record-breaking flood. We thought we saw it all in 1997, but they are expecting this year’s water level to go even beyond that record-setting year. The next few days will start to tell the story.

It really sunk in yesterday and again today when I heard the police sirens. What I saw amazed me … flatbed trucks filled with sandbags getting a police escort so they could get where they were going as expeditiously as possible.

I also heard on the news last night that our Governor ordered a National Guard jet to fly south (Nebraska, I believe) to pick up an expert in the dynamics of ice dams on rivers.

The next few days are going to get cold with high temperatures below freezing. I’ve heard that when sandbags freeze they become stiff and porous, so the next few days could be “make it or break it” days for the residents in the region.

Please remember our communities in your prayers.

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