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27 March 2009 @ 07:37 am
Flooding in Fargo / apckrfan's OK for now  
I've gotten a couple of emails from people who know I'm in Fargo, so I'm posting this here. I appreciate the concern!

We've already broken the historical mark set back in 1897 of 40.1 feet and the river is still rising. Evacuations in our sister town of Moorhead have escalated to a much larger chunk of houses - for those familiar with the area all house South of Main and West of 8th Street South clear down to 52nd Avenue South. (One of the houses my grandpa built is among those, I'll have to check on it when this is over.) Some residents in South Fargo are being evacuated. Hospitals have been moving patients. Roadways are closed, people are asked to stay off the roads unless they have to go out so that emergency personnel, city personnel, workers and volunteers can get through quickly. The mayor has asked businesses to take the day off. I just got a call from McD's that we're closing for the day.
River is expected to crest at over 42 feet (possibly 43') sometime tomorrow. And then these sandbag dikes will have to hold that water back for up to a week or more. They're saying some of the colder weather may help a little because precipitation will come in the form of snow not rain, but there is rain forecasted later on in next week.
Our house is OK. Hubby's worried about drains backing up in the basement but that's about it. Our house isn't even on a map of any "concern zones" at the moment, so that's good. He used "the girls" bathroom upstairs today to shower. He's been working 13-14 hour days this week hauling sand to "sandbag central". He leaves at 6:30am, gets home after 10pm basically to eat and sleep, goes back out again.
That's all I know for now. I tend to update Facebook more, I'm there under Susan Matthews Falk (I think this is the right link): http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590935090 Feel free to add me or drop me an email: apckrfan @ gmail.com

Current Location: Flooding Fargo
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Paynesgrey: echopaynesgrey on March 27th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you guys are alright. I was wondering since I keep hearing about what's going on in Fargo. Stay safe. And dry!
~Lirpa~: Rain Deskatje0711 on March 27th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
Wow! I'm glad you're okay. My brother lives in Waterloo, IA and lost his house to the flood last year. The week of his wedding on top of that!

Hope it lets up soon!
apckrfan: unashamedly a hopeless fangirl!apckrfan on April 7th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about your brother's house. There's never a good time, but when it's during a time already so stressful that's supposed to be a fun time that just sucks.

Sorry slow to respond, things are still kind of crazy here.
~Lirpa~: Lockeaholickatje0711 on April 9th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
The good thing about the house is he was going to sell it and since they declared it unrepairable, he doesn't have to go through the trouble of rebuilding.

I'm sure things are crazy there!