The flood 'taught us to live each day'
"The most memorable things about the 1997 spring flood are the destruction of property, the work of the many volunteers and of course the hardships endured by so many people." -- Bob and Paulette Neva, Fargo...
"The most memorable things about the 1997 spring flood are the destruction of property, the work of the many volunteers and of course the hardships endured by so many people." -- Bob and Paulette Neva, Fargo
"When I remember the 1997 flood, my memory is South High Prom night. We live on River Drive in Fargo and almost lost our home. Our daughter, Meredith, was a senior at South High that year. Saturday morning of the prom, it appeared that our dike would hold, the river had crested and it had quit raining and snowing. We have this great picture of our daughter and her date all sequined and tuxed with big smiles standing against our sandbag dike with the Red River close behind resembling a huge lake. At that point the flood was forgotten. This summer, five years later, she is marrying her prom date and we are all smiling." -- Pam Anderson, Fargo
"I don't think that I will ever forget April 16, 1997, 5:30 p.m. It was the day my house flooded. I was 14 at the time. I remember what I felt like, I remember exactly where I was, the people I was with, I even remember what I was wearing." -- Jen Carlson, Fargo
"I fought the flood in many different places that year. Oak Grove was just one place where I shared my time, but when the dike broke, I felt no different than someone losing their home, because that was home to us."-- Josh Kading, Fargo, Class of '98
"I think the flood of '97 taught us to live each day to the fullest and appreciate everything you have no matter how small or big. Also, don't be a pack rat!" -- Nancy Grotluschen, Kent, Minn.
"I liken the spring of '97, and its effects on me, to someone who suffers from the after-effects of a war." -- Kelly J. Kilde, Fargo
"I remember the community support and the outreach from people across the nation and am thankful for it. My heart still fills with sadness though when I think of them." -- Jennifer Tschakert, Fargo