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It just came across the news that they have added another 2 feet to the possible flood crest on the Red River. When it was possibly 39 feet, they built sandbag dikes to 41 feet. Then when they said 40-41 feet, they raised them again to 43 feet.

Now, the prediction is that a crest of 43 feet is possible by Saturday. Fargo is in danger. The people there have worked so hard and so long, the least we can do is send vibes their way, keep them in our thoughts, and hope for 42 feet.
post #2 of 12
Yikes! Lots and lots of for everyone there!
post #3 of 12
How scary Sending many dry vibes for them.

post #4 of 12
I'm sending them loads and loads of vibes!

Also please send vibes for those of us directly north of them! What they get we also get. And flooding here is also going to be really bad. The ice jams north of us aren't helping,, because it's contributing to the high water here and to the south of us in North Dakota too
post #5 of 12
How awful!

Lots of vibes for anyone in danger!
post #6 of 12
Been praying for Fargo's safety for 2 weeks now. We have a cat show in West Fargo next week!
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If you click on the video and wait for it to load, and then move to 4:55 in the news cast, you can see what is contributing to the high waters. We have a huge ice jam north of us just before Lake Winnipeg, it's being referred to as an "iceberg." The segment with more images goes to about 7:14.

http://www.globaltv.com/globaltv/winnipeg/index.html
post #8 of 12
Oh gosh! How scary!!!

Lots of vibes and prayers for Fargo!
post #9 of 12
That is so awful!

post #10 of 12
I have lived in MN all my life, and I don't remember seeing such a horrible flood situation before. They say the new snow and colder temperatures are helping by slowing things down, but eventually all that snow and ice will have to melt. Just this morning a meterologist in the Twin Cities said this could go on for a couple more weeks.
Stay safe!
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
If you click on the video and wait for it to load, and then move to 4:55 in the news cast, you can see what is contributing to the high waters. We have a huge ice jam north of us just before Lake Winnipeg, it's being referred to as an "iceberg." The segment with more images goes to about 7:14.

http://www.globaltv.com/globaltv/winnipeg/index.html
I tried to watch part of the video, but my speakers haven't been working lately so I don't have any sound. Are they trying to break up that large ice jam you mentioned?
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Lorie D. View Post
I tried to watch part of the video, but my speakers haven't been working lately so I don't have any sound. Are they trying to break up that large ice jam you mentioned?
Yeah, they have some kind of manned machine that looks like a giant spider. They place it on the ice and the "legs" move up and down pulverizing the ice. We have 3 of them. The problem is getting them out there. I believe we have one in action in the jam north of us.

The other problem is that in the particular area where the jam is, there is a serious bend in the river and every year there is an ice jam. This one is larger than usual though. There are literally mountains of piled up ice blocks with many blocks being more than a foot thick.

I believe they have another one working within the city to break up jams around our bridges, so that the ice can flow north.

I'm looking out my window and the water is nearly at our parking lot. About 5 feet more to go. Not a sandbag in sight

I have my evacuation kit by the door and ready to go. If the water gets to our basement we will be evacuated. No evacuation alert here yet, but I'm going to be prepared just in case.

They say that our flooding is going to be bad, but we have a saving grace that we had a great deal of snow and the temperatures have been cold and it's slowed down the flow of the water so that it's giving us time to sandbag the homes north of the jam.

We do have a floodway that we can open. It saved our city in 1997. Without it 1/2 of Winnipeg would have been under water that year. That was the same flood that saw Grand Forks under the water . However, they can't open it as much as they need to with the ice jams that they have.

However, all of it is having adverse affects on our neighbours south of the border in the USA. I have been sending out so many positive vibes and prayers to Fargo and Grand Forks. They are getting the brunt of the flooding and I hope their dikes hold!!
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