After 24 hours and 300 volunteers frantically working around the clock, our dike is no longer deemed safe by the city. And recently, the Weather Service announced this afternoon that the Red could crest to 43 feet - which is how high most people have built their dikes. This is such a blow to us and the rest of Fargo!
We are hearing of more evacuations and it's becoming very scary for us. We have readied as many sandbags as we can this evening and hope that everyone turns out tomorrow for one last push before the anticipated crest on Saturday. We are all tired and emotionally drained. All schools are closed, most business are closed and no travel is advised for most of the city. We have the National Guard out on every corner of our development. My kids feel like a prisioner in their own home .... it's an awful feeling.
The worst part is that you just have to wait and see what will happen with the river on Saturday morning. We are at the mercy of Mother Nature and I hope she will be kind to us. I will post an update as much as I can. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers blogger friends!