A river rages through it: Fargo residents talk about disaster

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Red River in Fargo, North Dakota broke a 112-year-old record last Friday morning when it rose past 40.33 feet — the highest level ever measured. Across the river the situation isn't much better officials in Moorhead, Minnesota have asked approximately one-third of the households in the city to evacuate for fear of the river rising.

Joining The Takeaway are residents dealing with the situation on the ground. Dick Bailly lives in Fargo and his home may soon be flooded as the water fills up her back yard. Sarah Mayo, a junior at North Dakota University, is one of the army of volunteers helping put down sandbags. Also joining the conversation is Courtney Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross.

One Fargo resident made this photo slide show documenting the North Dakota flooding.

Guests:

Dick Bailly, Courtney Johnson and Sarah Mayo

Contributors:

Jesse Baker and Alex Hotz

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