I have received some questions for my Q&A post after the fact and I would be willing to do another post if I can get enough questions to do so! Soooo... if you would like to know more about me, throw me another question... or a handful and I hope to get the answers posted early next week! Just leave me your questions in this post!
The fight against the Red River flooding is in full force again here in Fargo, North Dakota. Earlier than last year .... and earlier than anybody expected. Things to prepare for this fight have been put into motion earlier, as the city/area now seems to know what needs to be done to prepare for this, again.
A couple weeks ago they talked of how we needed a slow melt - it was okay to reach above freezing during the day but temps needed to be below freezing during the night. We had that for a while, until the past week. Then, add in a few days of rain and drizzle and that hasn't helped at all.
Saturday will be the day. That is the day the Red River is expected to crest again - in less than 5 days. Convoys of trucks carrying sandbags (or clay for the dikes they are building) are being escorted by police. Our Mayor is telling everyone to stay out of their way otherwise he is threatening to shut down local businesses. That was a huge controversary last year.
Supposedly we have plenty of sandbags put together right now, but need the people to go out to the specific sites and start tossing. I remember how overwhelming and emotionally draining this situation was last year and hope that this year we can fight it again. People at work are already talking about whether or not we will have school next week.
It just seemed like yesterday that we were filling sandbags in the Fargodome for hours...