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Old 06-24-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:31 PM   #2
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Yuck man! I live in Iowa and there is a lot of flooding coming down from up north. Also, my bro works for the Army Core of Engineers in Missouri and they are already way above flood stage too! Crazy times around America right now!
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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It is just crazy right now. I have friends houses that are completely under water right now with another 8 feet of water projected to come in from the river in the next two days. Oh and here comes a thunderstorm. Wow!
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:35 PM   #4
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Please send some down to the southwest. You guys are drowning and we are in record breaking drought. You'd think we could create some jobs by moving this water around somehow.
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Stay safe and hope for the best is about all you can do. Flood insurance?
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:42 PM   #6
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Stay safe and hope for the best is about all you can do. Flood insurance?
After the flood of 1969 Minot, ND did so much work to the river that it was said we could never flood again. They don't even offer the insurance to people anymore. Water is 3 blocks away from me right now so I am crossing my fingers it only rises another 6 feet and not 12.
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:45 PM   #7
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Quick extend a giant straw. We are drying up and burning up....
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:50 PM   #8
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I feel sorry for Minot, I worked up there for a while last summer with Williston Basin on the air force base and couple blocks from quiznos. I considered the Souris a large creek and now seeing video on the Williston news that whole valley looks like a lake. Good luck my friend
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Please send some down to the southwest. You guys are drowning and we are in record breaking drought. You'd think we could create some jobs by moving this water around somehow.
I saw the drought down there....that is what I mean about crazy times....we are flooding, and the south is burning up!
I totally agree with you, surely we could create a job market by taking this water down south!!
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Your town is under water but is your place safe?

Hope all is well, you and your family are safe and you have good insurance.

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Feel terrible for Minot. A lot of friends from college from there. Families losing everything. Pray for them. They NEED IT.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:21 PM   #13
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Please send some down to the southwest. You guys are drowning and we are in record breaking drought. You'd think we could create some jobs by moving this water around somehow.
Saw a show on t.v. the other day. They were talking about the feasibility of doing something like this for Las Vegas. We are running out of water and the midwest is drowning.
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Saw a show on t.v. the other day. They were talking about the feasibility of doing something like this for Las Vegas. We are running out of water and the midwest is drowning.
Maybe have some of your people move to the midwest? Living in a desert is as dumb an idea as it's always been.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:54 PM   #15
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I have compassion for all those going through this, since u can tell where I live.
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Helped my parents get the last of their stuff out on monday. Amazing how much water is not only moving through that valley, but how much water is just standing in that area and in the central part of ND also. Late melt, combined with a wet cycle of storms really haven't helped this area. And we still haven't heard much from Devils Lake, which just keeps getting higher and higher.
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Helped my parents get the last of their stuff out on monday. Amazing how much water is not only moving through that valley, but how much water is just standing in that area and in the central part of ND also. Late melt, combined with a wet cycle of storms really haven't helped this area. And we still haven't heard much from Devils Lake, which just keeps getting higher and higher.
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I live in Bismarck, my folks live in Minot, close to Magic City Implement. I was in Devils Lake for my Annual Training for the National Guard. It has been a very trying year to be in the guard. We have soldiers who have been on State active duty in 5 different areas, Fargo, Grand Forks, Lisbon, Bismarck/mandan, and now Minot. Some soldiers going on 50 to 60 days away from home, away from employers. Its just heart breaking.
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Sorry to hear that. Now on to what we really want to know: Did you end up naming your son Elway or Beckham?
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The article didn't make any mention of casualties. I hope everyone is safe, up there....
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From ND originally. Pretty much every where up there is flooding..it's sad to see all those famlies lose their homes.

You would think that since they can build these pipe lines for oil that they could build water pipes in areas that flood every year. Have those pipe lines come down here to the southwest where it's dry as all hell!!
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:57 PM   #22
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It's insane. My friend's parents live next to Ramsted, maybe three blocks from the river bank. All you could see on the news flyovers today was the peak of their roof, and the river hasn't even crested yet.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:05 PM   #24
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Something needs to be done about this. From what i've read, this pattern is going to continue. Thousands of levies around the country are vulnerable. Some areas are going to continue to get wetter. The droughts are going to continue. Vegas is seriously going completely dry.

Seems to me there's some big scale national projects that need to be done and lots of people out of work. Now we just need the right leadership to get things done.
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Maybe have some of your people move to the midwest? Living in a desert is as dumb an idea as it's always been.
About as dumb as living next to a river that floods every year? Or to a state on a huge fault line? Or maybe a city that is on the coast but below sea level? Or in tornado alley? Or a hurricane threat area?

We just moved from Omaha to Vegas for the Air Force. That place is flooded as well.
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