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Damage a couple weeks after the flood in Grand Forks and a year late

Fargo may look to Grand Forks and Canada for relief

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Damage a couple weeks after the flood in Grand Forks and a year late

By Stephen Pate, NJN Network, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, March 30, 2009
with story from Canwest News Service

The Mayor of Winnipeg is not worried. Well he’s worried a little but after spending $400 million for a flood spillway around Winnipeg he knows the worst is in the past for Canada’s biggest city along the ever-flooding Red River. Estimates are the flood way saves Manitoba $10 billion in damage. The countryside is not protected by the spillway only the city of Winnipeg. Continue reading

Crisis travels down river in North Dakota

The Red River flood crisis drags on with each day as the flood peak moves north along the river.

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Red River at Grand Forks filling up from March 18th, 2009 to March 28th, 2009 (slower large size is on the next page)

Fargo residents are still working the dikes hoping that breaks and seepage don’t worsen the flooding that has already occurred.

Down stream rural communities and towns like Grand Forks wait for their big crisis. Snow is forecast for Tuesday and people are simply wearing out from the strain.
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Bob Rosenvold bows his head in prayer in a prayer circle for victims of the Red River flooding during a citywide worship service at the Ramada Plaza Suites Sunday in Fargo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Fargo at 41 feet and its Sunday

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Bob Rosenvold bows his head in prayer in a prayer circle for victims of the Red River flooding during a citywide worship service at the Ramada Plaza Suites Sunday in Fargo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

By Stephen Pate, NJN Network, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, March 30, 2009

Fargo ND is pretty much a prairie version of PEI and most rural North America. A supply city in the middle of an agricultural economy, on Sunday people go to church. With the dikes holding Fargo citizens split their time between worry and the Lord. While the Lutheran faith dominates the Fargo church scene due to the strong Scandinavian and Germanic background of the people, there are churches of every denomination for your choosing. Continue reading

The Red River flooding is reflected in the visor of Sgt. First Class Todd Sudheimer with the Minnesota National Guard in St. Paul as he looks out of his UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter south of Fargo Sunday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Postcards from the flood

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The Red River flooding is reflected in the visor of Sgt. First Class Todd Sudheimer with the Minnesota National Guard in St. Paul as he looks out of his UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter south of Fargo Sunday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Dear Stephen,

Have evacuated our home and made it to my Mother’s place in Grand Forks. We got the call to evacuate Thursday night – they come around with a map and show you what your home looks like if the river rises to a certain level. Continue reading

National Guard personnel walk in the high icy floodwater as the Red River continues to rise, Saturday, March 28, 2009, near Fargo, N.D., as they try to evacuate residents. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Fargo slips into watch and wait, river slowly falls

Catastrophic flood in North Dakota reaches 40 feet above normal

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Downtown Fargo is seen at the Main Ave. bridge as the Red River continues to rise, Saturday, March 28, 2009, over Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

By Stephen Pate, NJN Network – The Red River at Fargo ND continues to perceptible fall, dropping to 40.58 feet above normal at 3:15 PM local time.

The pressure seems to be off as the peak was 40.81 feet at 2: 15 AM local time. Continue reading

Flood babies couldn't wait, Vicki Krenz holds twins Brennen, left, and Lidia in her hospital room Friday at Innovis Health in Fargo. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Red river stabilizes over night near Fargo ND

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Flood babies couldn't wait, Vicki Krenz holds twins Brennen, left, and Lidia in her hospital room Friday at Innovis Health in Fargo. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Peaks at 40.81 feet, now 40.75 feet

By Stephen Pate, NJN Network, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, March 28, 2009 6:59 ET

The rise in river level stabilized last night and fell back slightly to 40.75 feet, according to the US Geological Service. Fargo is worried and watchful and the worst is not over yet. Dikes across the river in sister city Moorehead MN have been breached and water has pushed back inland. Continue reading