Flood Fighting in North Dakota

Greetings readers,

I wanted to let you all know that for the next few days, I may be out of commission as to updating the blog because we are experiencing major flooding here in North Dakota. The University of North Dakota where I attend has canceled classes until Tuesday to allow us to assist in the fight. I am dry right now, but am watching things close because my apartment is in a basement (I am not looking forward to trying to move my library). The Red River of the North is currently at 47′ here at Grand Forks and is expected to crest at 52′, which is the second highest crest on record. Down river in Fargo, they are bracing for the worst flood ever, which would break a 112 year old record. Things are a bit stressful. I served on a sandbag line yesterday and had to take the day to rest, so as not to hurt myself, but it was rewarding to help out. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we battle the Red.