The levels of the Red River are dropping for now, but sadly the danger is not over with second crest in the levels expected this week.
You might want to take some time to have a look at the following series of movies about the 2009 Fargo Flood created by a Fargo resident.
There are 23 movies so far and they can help you understand the challenge faced by the communities along the Red River and how awesome their response has been.
For 30 amazing photos and some great comments have a look at this article:
I am going to highlight one comment (Number 37) as it shows just how great the people of the Midwest are:
Just a personal observation…as I watched the news coverage of the massive flooding in the Midwest with the levees about to break in Fargo, ND, what amazed me is not what we saw, but what we didn’t see…
- We don’t see looting.
- We don’t see street violence.
- We don’t see people sitting on their rooftops waiting for the government to come and save them.
- We don’t see people waiting on the government to do anything.
- We don’t see Hollywood organizing benefits to raise money for people to rebuild.
- We don’t see people blaming President Obama.
- We don’t see people ignoring evacuation orders.
- We don’t see people blaming a government conspiracy to blow up the levees as the reason some have not held.
- We don’t see the US Senators or the Governor of North Dakota crying on TV.
- We don’t see the Mayors of any of these cities complaining about the lack of state or federal response.
- We don’t see or hear reports of the police going around confiscating personal firearms so only the criminal will be armed.
- We don’t see gangs of people going around and randomly shooting at the rescue workers.
- You don’t see some leaders in this country blaming the bad behavior of the North Dakota flood victims on “society” (of course there is no wide spread reports of lawlessness to require excuses).
Well done and good luck to the people of Fargo/Moorhead, you have been inspirational to us all.