Minot, ND Flooding

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  1. Darth Cirrocu

    Darth Cirrocu Member

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    Your "Transformers" tie-in to this story: Josh Duhamel was born in Minot, ND. There's a Twitter post on the subject at:

    Twitter

    You can listen to the Minot, ND police radios at:

    Minot Police, Sheriff, Fire, and EMS Live Scanner Audio Feed

    This is one of the top news stories in the U.S. (aside from that riveting Casey Anthony trial of vital national importance).

    One of my troops is deployed to Iraq and a bunch of us from the unit had to help his wife and kid vacate their house yesterday. Minot AFB is providing a lot of manpower support to the community.

    As we speak, the flood waters are about to spill over the built-up dikes around town. The expected crest will be several feet higher than the all-time record set in 1881 and the last catastrophic flood in 1969. The flood waters (due to water releases at dams further upstream) are expected to persist for several weeks.

    Please keep the Minot area in your thoughts over the next few days.
     
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    Best of luck up there!
     
  3. Darth Cirrocu

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    I've been keeping an eye on this because I've got relatives in Karlshrue (they're not in any danger). I've been to Minot many times over the years, and its strange seeing the water covering places I've been. I'm hoping that the water goes down fast, and the FU$%ing rain stops for a while.
     
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    They upped the amount of water being released from the dams and the forecasted crest. Maximum water height will be two feet higher than they originally thought. It's gone from bad to worse around here.

    Thanks for your support!
     
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    God Bless Minot
     
  8. Darth Cirrocu

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    US Department of Defense endorsement is not even implied in the following:

    Opportunities to help:

    For anyone that would like to make a monetary donation to assist military members and their families of Minot AFB affected by the flood. Checks can be made to Operation Warm Heart and sent to: The Airman & Family Readiness Center, 22 Peacekeeper Place; Minot AFB ND 58705. Thank you.

    For the entire Minot community and surrounding areas:

    Donations can now be mailed to the Red Cross at PO Box 456, Minot, ND, 58701-0456. Their website is American Red Cross Mid-Dakota Chapter.

    The Salvation Army is also accepting donations: The Salvation Army Northern Division: Serving Minnesota and North Dakota
     
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    Saw this on the national news..be safe up there!
     

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