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(Fox News)   "We're no longer able to save the city." Minot, ND now almost completely under water   (foxnews.com ) divider line
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19733 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Jun 2011 at 11:05 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2011-06-24 10:01:32 PM  
I know I speak for everyone here when I say:

Where?

/kidding, really sucks for the seven people that live there
//doesn't the water, like, freeze instantly when it hits the air up there?
///do feel bad about the folks there
 
2011-06-24 10:11:34 PM  

dahmers love zombie: /kidding, really sucks for the seven people that live there


Hey, it's North Dakota's 4th largest city!

/with something like 40k people
//most of whom are probably uninsured for flood
 
2011-06-24 10:41:48 PM  
Come visit North Dakota's Subminot!!

Play 'Sink the Bismark!'
 
2011-06-24 10:42:29 PM  

dahmers love zombie: doesn't the water, like, freeze instantly when it hits the air up there?


It's the middle of summer there, which lasts from June 22 to June 26.
 
2011-06-24 11:08:10 PM  
How are the missles doing?
 
2011-06-24 11:08:40 PM  
I hope Mt Rushmore is OK.
 
2011-06-24 11:09:03 PM  
I'm sure there will be a Teevee telethon super spektacular for the fine people of Minot. I suggest Kanye West as a presenter. He seems such a reasonable fellow and would no doubt find fault with George Bush in this mess.
 
2011-06-24 11:09:46 PM  
I'm glad your all getting a laugh out of this as thousands of peoples lives are literally ripped apart and destroyed. You are all parasites
 
2011-06-24 11:11:33 PM  
My parents are speculating that their last house is underwater. I lived in North Dakota a very long time ago.
 
2011-06-24 11:12:18 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: I'm sure there will be a Teevee telethon super spektacular for the fine people of Minot. I suggest Kanye West as a presenter. He seems such a reasonable fellow and would no doubt find fault with George Bush in this mess.


Barrack Obama don't like flatlander people!
 
2011-06-24 11:12:51 PM  
This is bad news...for FEMA.
 
2011-06-24 11:13:03 PM  
Dozens of dollars worth of damage
 
2011-06-24 11:13:12 PM  
The Souris (new window)River's full weight hit Minot on Friday, swamping an estimated 2,500 homes as it soared nearly 4 feet in less than a day and overwhelmed the city's levees. City officials said they expected as many as 4,500 homes to be severely damaged by the time the river peaks Saturday.
 
2011-06-24 11:13:26 PM  

UNHbeta19: I'm glad your all getting a laugh out of this as thousands of peoples lives are literally ripped apart and destroyed. You are all parasites


Welcome to Fark.
 
2011-06-24 11:13:38 PM  
I was there last week. It's pretty unbelievable. Theres one stretch of road between minot and devils lake where the water was so high that it was blowing up onto the road. As you looked out the window it was sort of like looking at the ocean because all you could see was water all the way to the horizon (and occasionally some buildings). Imagine if there was a floating road on the sea and you're driving on it.
 
2011-06-24 11:15:10 PM  
Tsouris River
 
2011-06-24 11:15:38 PM  
Minot is full of some of the warmest people you will ever meet. I mean how can you NOT be warm with all that blubber?

Of course a lot of military members have lost their homes.
 
2011-06-24 11:15:45 PM  

UNHbeta19: I'm glad your all getting a laugh out of this as thousands of peoples lives are literally ripped apart and destroyed. You are all parasites


If you don't laugh, you will cry
 
2011-06-24 11:16:25 PM  
Also, they're completely flooded.
 
2011-06-24 11:17:06 PM  
Come on. That's not a real place. First of all, they misspelled 'minute'. Secondly, I only use minnows for fishing. Thirdly, is it the town founded by reggae artist Sugar Minot? How is the marijuana there?

And what does ND stand for? Is that one of the square ones in the middle?
 
2011-06-24 11:17:10 PM  
It's the white people's Katrina.
 
2011-06-24 11:17:11 PM  
Let me see if I can pre-empt a bunch of stuff.

Yes, it's a city of 40k people, but when you ad the Air Force Base and surrounding communities, it's closer to 60,000. Still pretty small.

No, most people don't have flood insurance. The last major flood in the are was in 1969, and everyone was told that the levy system was built to withstand that level plus 8 ft. The 69 flood was dubbed a 100 year event, so most people have been told over and over again that they don't live on a flood plain, so they don't need flood insurance. This flood is approximately 15 feet higher than the 69 flood, and 8 feet higher than the last event of this scale, which was in the late 1800s.

Most of the city was evacuated 3 weeks ago, and then allowed to move back in when the water level of the river went down. Last week, there was a substantial amount of rain in Canada, which is sending a massive amount of water in to the reservoirs that normally hold it with a controlled release in to the States. The normal flow through the Dam is 5000 cubic feet per second. We were told on Monday that they had to release 10,000 CFS so the reservoirs would stay intact, and then on Tuesday they announced that they had to go wide open to 30,000 CFS. Yesterday they expanded the evacuation zones to basically include everyone in the valley. The kicker behind the whole thing is that we still have another 24 hours of water raising, and it's going up another 3 feet. It's then going to stick around for a week before it starts to recede. So we still have a hard road ahead of us, and this is by no means on the down slope.

In the last few days I've seen the best of humanity. I watched complete strangers help pack other people up and get them and their belongings to safety. Businesses have opened up warehouses for people to store property in. Some 14,000 people have been evacuated from various zones, and the shelters are only holding around 300 people. That basically means that the vast majority of those displaced have been offered shelter with other families. A couple days ago, someone posted on the local news stations FaceBook page that a little old lady was stuck in her house and had nowhere to go. They gave an address and asked if anyone could go over. Within about 30 minutes, they had a moving truck and a crew of 50 or so people, and had her moved out in less than an hour - her whole house. There has been zero looting. The only thing police are hassling people about is staying out of the evac zone.

FEMA is already on-site, and President Obama has declared it a disaster area so people can start requesting aid right away. I'm sure they will, but so far I've not heard one complaint about a lack of help from the government, and certainly no grumblings about debit cards. The National Guard and local first responders have been amazing. I'm under no illusion that this isn't on the same scale as a Katrina or other major disasters, but I couldn't be more proud of my community.
 
2011-06-24 11:17:33 PM  
Of course I'm sure there will be hundreds of globally concerned, socially conscious journalists descending on this town, just like New Orleans, asking "how could the government let this happen". Louis Farrakhan will announce this was no doubt the result of white devils dynamiting the levees and I'm sure the town will be in stagnant disrepair 5 years from now despite the best efforts of the residents.

We shall see.
 
2011-06-24 11:17:38 PM  
if this is the river i can see how it would quickly flood the town

View Larger Map

can't figure out how to link to the google maps picture of minot.
 
2011-06-24 11:18:07 PM  
We are going to remake this city into a "vanilla city" wait, is that wrong?
 
2011-06-24 11:18:22 PM  
On board were the Twelve: the farmer,the drunk, the punk, the mobster, the bum, and the other so-called scumbag losers of our legends...
 
2011-06-24 11:18:56 PM  

jkmartin: This is bad news...for FEMA.


I work for FEMA, so I'm getting a kick, etc.

/also, working all weekend
//we won't be properly screwed unless we get a major hurricane in the next month or two

UNHbeta19: I'm glad your all getting a laugh out of this as thousands of peoples lives are literally ripped apart and destroyed. You are all parasites


I no longer work directly with the public taking phone calls, but I did after Katrina and Rita. After a certain point you have to learn to distance yourself, or else you crack. I drink, but not as heavily as I did back then.
 
2011-06-24 11:19:56 PM  

FilmBELOH20: I'm under no illusion that this isn't on the same scale as a Katrina or other major disasters, but I couldn't be more proud of my community.


About that: what's expected to happen to the towns downriver?
 
2011-06-24 11:22:36 PM  
something something gay marriage New York something
 
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2011-06-24 11:23:02 PM  
I hope this doesn't turn into a repeat of 1993 again.

eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov

That piece of land between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers is the county I live in.

/not good times
 
2011-06-24 11:23:12 PM  

blazemongr: FilmBELOH20: I'm under no illusion that this isn't on the same scale as a Katrina or other major disasters, but I couldn't be more proud of my community.

About that: what's expected to happen to the towns downriver?


Not much, they are generally higher than us. The river actually curves around and goes back up to Canada.
 
2011-06-24 11:23:42 PM  

heinekenftw: Lt. Cheese Weasel: I'm sure there will be a Teevee telethon super spektacular for the fine people of Minot. I suggest Kanye West as a presenter. He seems such a reasonable fellow and would no doubt find fault with George Bush in this mess.

Barrack Obama don't like flatlander white republican people!

Better.
 
2011-06-24 11:23:47 PM  
Obviously this is God's punishment for New York allowing t3h gh3y marriage.
 
2011-06-24 11:23:51 PM  

FilmBELOH20: I'm under no illusion that this isn't on the same scale as a Katrina or other major disasters, but I couldn't be more proud of my community.


That's racist.
 
2011-06-24 11:25:50 PM  

UNHbeta19: I'm glad your all getting a laugh out of this as thousands of peoples lives are literally ripped apart and destroyed. You are all parasites


what do you expect? This is fark! You want to pray for them, this is not the place to do it. If you want to help them, fark is not the place.

The internets are not for the squeamish. You will become a true cynic whether you like it or not.
 
2011-06-24 11:25:59 PM  
Wellbye.jpeg
 
2011-06-24 11:27:47 PM  

SwiftFox: How are the missles doing?



Don't worry, if the silos start to flood they'll just fly 'em around until the water recedes.
 
2011-06-24 11:28:13 PM  
Here is a non FAUX NEWS link with video

ABC
 
2011-06-24 11:29:11 PM  

UNHbeta19: I'm glad your all getting a laugh out of this as thousands of peoples lives are literally ripped apart and destroyed. You are all parasites



Why so Souris?
 
2011-06-24 11:29:20 PM  

jimmyjackfunk: if this is the river i can see how it would quickly flood the town

View Larger Map

can't figure out how to link to the google maps picture of minot.


I put this together the other day to show people where the water would be.... It's staying pretty true to this map.

Flood Map (new window)
 
2011-06-24 11:29:28 PM  

FiatJustitia: something something gay marriage New York something



God was never very good a aiming.

/You should see his bathroom
 
2011-06-24 11:30:14 PM  
Scary times. Bismark is flooded too? I tilted Google Earth to get an idea how flat the terrain is and it's pretty flat.
 
2011-06-24 11:30:26 PM  
I saw a commercial yesterday that they're opening a new Karl's Electronics location in Minot. Karl picked a helluva time to do that.

/down in Sioux Falls
//the Mt. Rushmore comment made me chuckle.
 
2011-06-24 11:30:58 PM  

FilmBELOH20: I put this together the other day to show people where the water would be....


Looks like a hung over whale with aids.
 
2011-06-24 11:31:16 PM  

Farker T: God was never very good a aiming.
/You should see his bathroom


Africa?
 
2011-06-24 11:32:03 PM  
Being a guy from the midwest, we really don't give a flying fark what everybody else thinks. All you parasites that wait for the govt to come help you fix all the problems or disasters that happen kind of leave us questioning your fortitude. When bad stuff happens we start fixing it and rebuilding and helping our neighbors. I don't get the mindset that you wait for the .gov to come help you. Get your shiat together
 
2011-06-24 11:32:10 PM  
Why not Minot? Freezin'sFloodin's the Reason.
 
2011-06-24 11:32:51 PM  
Is minnow a small town?
 
2011-06-24 11:34:17 PM  

heinekenftw: Lt. Cheese Weasel: I'm sure there will be a Teevee telethon super spektacular for the fine people of Minot. I suggest Kanye West as a presenter. He seems such a reasonable fellow and would no doubt find fault with George Bush in this mess.

Barrack Obama don't like flatlander people!


I don't see why--he's a square, himself...
/Obscure?
 
2011-06-24 11:34:21 PM  
FilmBELOH20: Yes, it's a city of 40k people, but when you add the Air Force Base and surrounding communities, it's closer to 60,000. Still pretty small.

But it's their home.
It's where they live and die. It's where they go to school and get married. It's where they fall in love and get divorced. It's where some of them live quiet lives of despair and others occasionally triumph against all odds.
It's their home and if we want to, we should give them a hand, like they would help us if we were in trouble.

/Go ahead and troll. I said my two cents.
 
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