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I've had very little access to a computer for the past week and didn't see the discussion in this forum on the flooding. I've posted this elsewhere, but given that there's been discussion in this forum, I wanted to post it here too.

Although I mentioned in the initial post that Fargo isn't exactly out of the woods yet, I should have also mentioned that communities to the North of us will need tons of help for some time.

To all those who worked, helped, and prayed for Fargo and the communities to the North and South of us, thank you so much. I can't put to words the amount of appreciation that is coming your way.

The emotional roller coster we've been on is unbelievable. The effort has been enormous and although we've had some significant and terrible losses (e.g., Oak Grove), we've done really well to hold our own so far. We're far from done, but things are finally turning the right direction.

I've learned a lot about people through this whole thing. The effort that perfect strangers have put in has been incredible. The Hesco (modular dike material) behind my brother's house was failing on Thurs and we had to build a secondary dike- the plan was for a 15' wide, six feet high, and 80 yards long sandbag dike behind the primary Hesco dike. Before we knew it, there were 250 people (some from all over MN, ND, the Midwest, and elsewhere) in his yard filling spots in eight lines throwing bag after bag. In three hours the whole crew put that sucker together- it was absolutely a monumental task that amazed me. It was one of dozens and dozens of examples I've seen through this mess that has positively restored my faith in people and humanity.

Thank you to all of the National Guard, police, fire fighteers, Coast Guard, and volunteers for this incredible and awe-inspiring effort.

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Good to hear that Fargo for the most part are beating this flood. Let's hope it stays that way.Best of luck.

I've been doing some sandbagging of my own for a sub division south of Grand Forks(Burg addition about 80 houses). They now have a dike built 53 to 54 feet high going from house to house. Its hard to say how many sandbags it took. They have called off volunters from the city and have shut down sandbag central in GF for now. Should stay dry if the dikes hold. The one town I'm a little worried about is Drayton (about 45 miles north of GF)sits low right by the Red and I'm not sure if they have a high enough dike. Lets hope for the slow melt off to continue and no more preciptitation.

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