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Published March 26, 2009

SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT: Red River crest in Fargo raised to 42 feet, could even hit 43 feet chat

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Dennis C.
03/26/2009 6:09 PM

Andrew W. I am sorry that you will be losing your home. Many of us are likely to have that happen to us-including me and a whole bunch of people I know. It does not change what I said. They screwed up Grand Forks in 1997, and they are doing it here.

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John O.
03/26/2009 6:09 PM

By the way, with the 42 foot projection, the river heights are still rising faster than the models suggest meaning 43 is a definite possibility. Does anyone have a good topographic map to look at? I'm concerned about my sister who lives on Amber Valley Pkwy S. I think they are pretty high, but not sure.

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Erik B.
03/26/2009 6:09 PM

Perplexed L. I think we shook hands. Thanks for the clarity and I will be out there again also. Stay safe friendly person :)

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annessa s.
03/26/2009 6:07 PM

Angie H... Only if you use vacation time. They are still open and the call center is still taking insurance calls. I know this 1st hand. I did check my facts. They could close for one day or even 2 it would not kill them. They are not the only insurance company around here open.

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John O.
03/26/2009 6:07 PM

Dennis C. it's because temps are below freezing so it's uncertain how much water is actually flowing into the RR system. If it were above freezing it would be easier because then they'd know that none of the water is locked up in ice over the ground. Basically they are in uncharted territory and are going by trends along with the models. The models have been suggesting an inch and a half increase per hour, but yesterday it's been rising 3 inches per hour instead. The Hydrology center (not exactly the national weather service) is doing their best.

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don f.
Grand Forks, ND     03/26/2009 6:04 PM

please do not misinterpret. The nws forecast has blown by 39 ft, 40 ft , 41 ft. I do not trust the 42 ft projection. Grand Forks saw the same thing in 1997. Good luck

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Angie H.
03/26/2009 6:03 PM

Anessa S, check your facts. BCBSND/Noridian pays their employees to go sandbag.

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danielle w.
03/26/2009 6:03 PM

I feel for you guys. My parents are there visiting from Chicago and they are watching the river rise out of their front window near lindonwood park. My husband and I are debating on coming there from Chicago to help...but worried all the roads will be closed by the time we head out! After living in Fargo for 3 years and knowing the people I knew you are all strong and courageous people and I have no doubt you guys will get through this! It is VERY important you keep postive thoughts and visualize the water going down- you have enough people doing that and the law of attraction will do the rest! God Blesss!

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Virginia S.
Grand Forks, ND     03/26/2009 6:02 PM

Virginia S. Grand Forks, ND Having lived through the '97 flood, my hopes and prayers are with all those trying to win the battle. The motto for GF was Keep the Faith and please realize all the city workers from the Mayor on down and the volunteers are doing all that is humanly possible to save Fargo. Bless All of You!!!

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annessa s.
03/26/2009 6:01 PM

Perplexed L.... Do we really need the mall to be open or BCBS? Are you rushing to Burlington Coat factory or the mens warehouse? I understand some people can not help with sandbagging and I am one that can not lift or even put sand in bags but I was out driving truck loads of sand to help save homes. So I have tried to do my part. If you are really out shopping for something non flood related you should go home or go out and help. All the extra traffic is not needed.

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