Monday, March 23, 2009

The flip side of Spring

My granddaughter Lindy lives in Breckenridge MN with her husband and three little girls. Their house is only a short way from the swollen Red River which flows north along the Minnesota-North Dakota border past Fargo and Grand Forks into Canada.

The girl's bedrooms are in the basement so the threat is serious. Lindy and her husband, a police officer, have been joining all the other locals and volunteers sandbagging along the river. If the rain keeps up, they predict the river may crest higher than ever before. So, all together now:

"Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day".


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Nature is beautiful but it sure is relentless. Hope the river goes down quickly and they are not flooded.

MaxCity said...

What adorable little girls! I hope that all goes well and that they stay safe and dry.
I lived along the Red River in Moorhead in 2001, which was not as high as 1997 but still confined us on our own little island for a while. Luckily, I lived on the second floor.
My step-daughter and niece are sandbagging in F-M this week, though today it's blizzarding. I've never seen such a horrible combination of flooding, rain, and now heavy snow. What a mess.
Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Ms Sparrow said...

Penniwig and Jo, thanks for the kind words. I keep thinking about how hard it is for all those people
surrounded by that icy water. But, so far, so good.

Lyn said...

Aww Thanks Grandma for the blog on us. We are doing well. Our basement is dry so far. Right now the river is going down, but they do expect it to go up a big. Just recently in the past hour, a dike in Wahpeton on the North Dakota side was starting to break. They have urged people to get over there and sandbag immediately. Girls do not have school again tomorrow!

Thanks for your thoughts Grandma! I will keep you updated!