Things Are Not Good In Fargo, North Dakota
Many people in Saskatchewan and Manitoba have friends or relatives in North Dakota. We are thinking of them tonight.
Photos from Fargo .....
"Officials in Fargo said Saturday that frigid temperatures slowed the rising of the record-high Red River, but it is still unclear if the city would be submerged by major flooding. By Saturday morning, millions of sandbags were in place as National Guard troops patrolled the city, monitoring dikes that were built by locals, students and out-of-towners who volunteered to help. The troops spread out through the city to inspect floodwalls for leaks or weak areas. Sandbags were piled on top of 19 kilometres of dikes, which are buried under snow. The single-digit overnight temperatures have frozen the sandbags, which officials hope has created a watertight barrier. "Now it's time to stand and defend," said city commissioner Tim Mahoney."
Photo courtesy Brian Peterson ...