I don't have too much to report today. Yesterday morning my Dad called 3 times, the third time I was on my way to fill sandbags with a handful of friends. We dropped a couple off and three of us went home, packed and headed out of town. I got home to my parents yesterday, late afternoon.
This past week has been crazy insane. It was hard to leave Fargo, knowing that I wouldn't be able to help from Bismarck, but I also wanted to avoid potential chaos if the city were to evacuate.
It sounds like the water levels have dropped a bit today, but we aren't expected the Red River to crest until tomorrow evening. And... the water is expected to stay above record levels through the rest of the week. Only time will tell if the dikes will be able to hold.
School has been cancelled through the week. I haven't decided how long I will be in Bismarck, but will make that decision in the next day or so, I presume. There's another winter storm rolling into our region tomorrow night and into Monday, so the earliest I would probably leave is Tuesday. We'll see.
I am going to leave you with a few videos.... It's amazing to see how many people came together to help with this, through the rain, cold temps, and snow covered grounds... I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such a wonderful community full of humble human beings.