Please Pray For The People Of Minot ND June 24, 2011Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
This graph is not updatable, but is the most recent I have been able to find. I will update here as often as I find new information.(Click on the graphic to enlarge it)
The news only tells half the story. Here is a link to the local TV station and their continuing coverage. As you look at the graph above, you can see the reality. the bottom line is a flood stage, and the “major” line indicates “major flooding” above “normal” flooding. As you can see, there is a line for “record stage,” and it has been far overtopped.
My son and his family live the area, but are safe, but all roads into Minot are closed to any passenger traffic. They report that people are helping stragers, sharing homes, garages, RV’s, and space for storage. There is no looting, and in the stores that can remain open, stock is still on the shelves. People are buying what they need, but “leaving some for others.”
This flood is not just “major.” It isn’t even due to crest before Sunday. It is going to be catastrophic. The last time I looked at the TV feed, the estimate was over 4,000 homes under water at least to the first floor.