Wednesday, March 25, 2009

President Declares North Dakota Flooding a Federal Disaster

Please pray for the folks in ND. Some of the news is here.

For those who are Old Testament fans, North Dakota is a flood plain much like ancient Mesopotamia (only colder). It is flat land, planed by a massive glacier way back when. After a late Winter snow fall (and they get big ones up there), Spring melts the massive drifts, and the rivers can't contain all the water.

Add to this that the Red River runs north so it doesn't empty into the Big Sioux/Missouri/Mississippi confluences. The Red River set a record the other day by rising 5 feet in 24 hours.

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