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2011-06-24 11:34:47 PM  
So what does this mean for cities further down the Mississippi river?
 
2011-06-24 11:34:56 PM  
Hows is Minot AFB? Is it out of the flood zone or have they had to move the B-52s and the "special" weapons that is likely there. I know it is north of the city, but I don't know how that is in relation to the flooding.
 
2011-06-24 11:35:09 PM  

FilmBELOH20: 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)


Thanks.

Are those areas north & south of the blue elevated ground, or do they have dykes in place there?
 
2011-06-24 11:35:18 PM  
The Souris 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.

They have flying rivers now? No wonder they had to evacuate!

On a serious note, this is horrible, and I wish all of these folks the best.
 
2011-06-24 11:35:31 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


They're not going to fark you.
 
2011-06-24 11:35:58 PM  

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

Africa?


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-06-24 11:37:20 PM  
I just hate it when my options go under water.

/no really
 
2011-06-24 11:37:29 PM  
Twitch Boy [TotalFark] : Obviously this is God's punishment for New York allowing t3h gh3y marriage.

In which case I guess we can safely assume that God sucks at geography.
 
2011-06-24 11:37:46 PM  

Prank Monkey: 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


i7.photobucket.com
 
2011-06-24 11:37:49 PM  

Coelacanth: 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.


I'm not trolling - I farking live there.
 
2011-06-24 11:39:46 PM  

FilmBELOH20: FEMA is already on-site,


After all the complaining post-Katrina, FEMA is now in the habit of showing up before they're asked for.
 
2011-06-24 11:40:39 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


As someone born in South Dakota, ha ha.

Suck it NoDak
 
2011-06-24 11:41:05 PM  

Saxaholic: So what does this mean for cities further down the Mississippi river?



Minot have any impact.
 
2011-06-24 11:41:06 PM  

FilmBELOH20: There has been zero looting.


Well, thank God for small favors.

It really sucks that people don't have flood insurance because they were told the levees would handle this, but I believe in the end they might get some federal aid out of it.

*crosses fingers*
 
2011-06-24 11:41:15 PM  

Daedalus27: Hows is Minot AFB? Is it out of the flood zone or have they had to move the B-52s and the "special" weapons that is likely there. I know it is north of the city, but I don't know how that is in relation to the flooding.


The base is 8 miles north and off the flood plain, but there are many military families that have homes in town. All the special weapons are in place, but they have a long detour ahead of them to get missile crews out to the field to do maintenance.
 
2011-06-24 11:41:19 PM  

FilmBELOH20: I'm not trolling - I farking live there.


Your profile image is quite apropos, assuming it was not updated for current events.
 
2011-06-24 11:43:28 PM  

zato_ichi: Are those areas north & south of the blue elevated ground, or do they have dykes in place there?


Dykes are being discussed in the next thread down.

/just trying to help... ;^)
 
2011-06-24 11:43:36 PM  

Sid_6.7: FilmBELOH20: I'm not trolling - I farking live there.

Your profile image is quite apropos, assuming it was not updated for current events.


Heh. Yeah, all of my friends have been joking that at least I'm prepared.
 
2011-06-24 11:43:40 PM  

Sid_6.7: FilmBELOH20: FEMA is already on-site,

After all the complaining post-Katrina, FEMA is now in the habit of showing up before they're asked for.



Photo ops and lip service.
 
2011-06-24 11:44:13 PM  

Lsherm: but I believe in the end they might get some federal aid out of it.


There will almost certainly be an individual assistance declaration.

This means that you call FEMA and register. Based on your income, you might get referred to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a loan. If not, and your house flooded, and you have no insurance (and you do not have a pre-existing flood ins. requirement you failed to maintain) then you'll almost certainly get the maximum award. Unfortunately, that's only a bit over $30k.
 
2011-06-24 11:44:45 PM  

Prank Monkey: 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


We are also smart enough to think: "Hmmm, this flood really sucked, perhaps we should talk about not building there anymore." We did that in Grand Forks after the 97 flood and bulldozed entire neighborhoods and moved the dike's back. It is probably going to come up in Minot once this is over.

Perhaps the talk will focus on upgrading the reservoirs to handle such an event. Build an outlet to flood some farmers fields instead of drowning a region's major city? That region is quite hilly, there should be someplace you could dump that water instead of downtown Minot. Perhaps it will involve bulldozing some houses.
 
2011-06-24 11:45:07 PM  

Sid_6.7: FilmBELOH20: FEMA is already on-site,

After all the complaining post-Katrina, FEMA is now in the habit of showing up before they're asked for.


If it reduces the outrage, then it helps. Better to be immediate than hesitant.
 
2011-06-24 11:45:41 PM  
Bet they don't have flood insurance even though floods have happened in the past. What a bunch of morons. Bet they're already lined up for their FEMA trailers. Shouldn't bother to rebuild there, it's a known flood zone and you'd have to be a moron to live there.

Wait, they're poor blacks, right?

/channeling Katrina Fark threads
 
2011-06-24 11:46:42 PM  
FilmBELOH20: I'm not trolling - I farking live there.

I'm sorry. I was talking about the usual suspects who rush in and start flinging poo at a drop of a hat, not you compadre.
 
2011-06-24 11:47:08 PM  
God I wish I had a canoe store!
 
2011-06-24 11:49:45 PM  

Daedalus27: Hows is Minot AFB? Is it out of the flood zone or have they had to move the B-52s and the "special" weapons that is likely there. I know it is north of the city, but I don't know how that is in relation to the flooding.


SL Davis is commander of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, which oversees 150 Minuteman III missiles located in underground launch silos over...
spyhunter007.com
 
2011-06-24 11:49:47 PM  

special20: God I wish I had a canoe store!



I wish I had a tub of Heineken.
 
2011-06-24 11:50:03 PM  
jaytkay I hope Mt Rushmore is OK

Do you have a map? Minot, NORTH Dakota is a long way from Mt. Rushmore, near Rapid City, SOUTH Dakota.
 
2011-06-24 11:50:27 PM  
FilmBELOH20

GF area checkin in. Minot will recover, we'll help.
 
2011-06-24 11:52:34 PM  
This discussion thread is vicious. Good grief.
 
2011-06-24 11:54:26 PM  

Stone Meadow: zato_ichi: Are those areas north & south of the blue elevated ground, or do they have dykes in place there?

Dykes are being discussed in the next thread down.

/just trying to help... ;^)


imagemacros.files.wordpress.com

I'm pretty fortunate here. I live in the Illinois river valley, but fortunate enough to live on a bluff that is a few hundred feet above flood plain.
 
2011-06-24 11:55:15 PM  

HempHead: Daedalus27: Hows is Minot AFB? Is it out of the flood zone or have they had to move the B-52s and the "special" weapons that is likely there. I know it is north of the city, but I don't know how that is in relation to the flooding.

SL Davis is commander of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, which oversees 150 Minuteman III missiles located in underground launch silos over...



img.photobucket.com
 
2011-06-24 11:56:44 PM  
Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Farking reporters always say Olympic-sized swimming pools.
 
2011-06-24 11:57:17 PM  

planes: jaytkay I hope Mt Rushmore is OK

Do you have a map? Minot, NORTH Dakota is a long way from Mt. Rushmore, near Rapid City, SOUTH Dakota.


Hmm... new fark meme?
 
2011-06-24 11:57:26 PM  

Farker T: special20: God I wish I had a canoe store!


I wish I had a tub of Heineken.


Canoes filled with Heineken FTW!
 
2011-06-24 11:58:07 PM  

planes: jaytkay I hope Mt Rushmore is OK

Do you have a map? Minot, NORTH Dakota is a long way from Mt. Rushmore, near Rapid City, SOUTH Dakota.


www.sarcasmmeter.com
 
2011-06-25 12:00:57 AM  

FilmBELOH20: FEMA is already on-site


But, has BlackWater arrived, yet (new window)?
 
2011-06-25 12:01:15 AM  

HempHead: Daedalus27: Hows is Minot AFB? Is it out of the flood zone or have they had to move the B-52s and the "special" weapons that is likely there. I know it is north of the city, but I don't know how that is in relation to the flooding.

SL Davis is commander of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, which oversees 150 Minuteman III missiles located in underground launch silos over...


And worrying right now about an excess of precious fluids.
 
2011-06-25 12:04:02 AM  
obama hates white people.
 
2011-06-25 12:08:30 AM  

Prank Monkey: 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


I get so tired of midwesterners claiming the government doesn't help them. I happen to live in the Midwest and some of the folks at FEMA basically feel they should should just open up permanent shops in most places in the Midwest because they get so many fricken floods, tornados, etc. and then the local government declares a disaster and the state declares a disaster and then the feds declare a disaster and then FEMA comes in.

When your local municipality/state declaring a disaster is basically opening up local emergency funds and asking the federal government for help. When the federal government says yes they pay for 75% of pretty much all repairs and decisions made during the disaster. This includes stupid decisions made by local government officials like "Oh let's get in 100 more national guardsmen because FEMA will pay for it" attitudes. If the disaster is bad enough, the FEMA reimbursement rate goes to 90%.

/Live in the midwest
//Midwesterners talk big about not sucking the governments tit, but they do it on a regular basis and then turn around and vote for people that want to remove that tit permanently.
 
2011-06-25 12:08:30 AM  

Crosshair: Prank Monkey: 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

We are also smart enough to think: "Hmmm, this flood really sucked, perhaps we should talk about not building there anymore." We did that in Grand Forks after the 97 flood and bulldozed entire neighborhoods and moved the dike's back. It is probably going to come up in Minot once this is over.

Perhaps the talk will focus on upgrading the reservoirs to handle such an event. Build an outlet to flood some farmers fields instead of drowning a region's major city? That region is quite hilly, there should be someplace you could dump that water instead of downtown Minot. Perhaps it will involve bulldozing some houses.


I don't disagree with anything you have said. Stop making sense. :) The thing is the people who own the land that this is happening to OWN THE LAND. They aren't going to be moving back the dykes (those women are mean). They can't just move back. This is a flood that hasn't happened for generations. They can't just move their shiat back. This is their livelyhood, they will be back farming it as soon as the flood waters recede. For better or more likely, worse. Upgrading the levees is a good start, possibly a more efficient damn, even better. Good luck getting that approved
 
2011-06-25 12:09:15 AM  

Prank Monkey: We are going to remake this city into a "vanilla city" wait, is that wrong?


LOL
 
2011-06-25 12:09:31 AM  

HempHead: Daedalus27: Hows is Minot AFB? Is it out of the flood zone or have they had to move the B-52s and the "special" weapons that is likely there. I know it is north of the city, but I don't know how that is in relation to the flooding.

SL Davis is commander of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, which oversees 150 Minuteman III missiles located in underground launch silos over...


The silos are completely sealed. Plus, all of them are on high elevated areas.
 
2011-06-25 12:11:38 AM  
mosstron: you too: stop making sense. I am not trying to make excuses, just trying to explain the thought process
 
2011-06-25 12:11:52 AM  
My wife's grandmother lived in Minot until her death five weeks ago. As sad as it was, we're glad it happened when it did because the closest family are a few states away. Because of her medical conditions, evacuating her would have been close to impossible. After her death there was some in family fighting over the house and stuff inside. It's all for nothing now as the house is gone. Wife and I are happy none of them got anything in the end.
 
2011-06-25 12:16:32 AM  

mosstron: Prank Monkey: 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

I get so tired of midwesterners claiming the government doesn't help them. I happen to live in the Midwest and some of the folks at FEMA basically feel they should should just open up permanent shops in most places in the Midwest because they get so many fricken floods, tornados, etc. and then the local government declares a disaster and the state declares a disaster and then the feds declare a disaster and then FEMA comes in.

When your local municipality/state declaring a disaster is basically opening up local emergency funds and asking the federal government for help. When the federal government says yes they pay for 75% of pretty much all repairs and decisions made during the disaster. This includes stupid decisions made by local government officials like "Oh let's get in 100 more national guardsmen because FEMA will pay for it" attitudes. If the disaster is bad enough, the FEMA reimbursement rate goes to 90%.

/Live in the midwest
//Midwesterners talk big about not sucking the governments tit, but they do it on a regular basis and then turn around and vote for people that want to remove that tit permanently.


I don't disagree with anything you wrote, however, I do feel that there was a certain bootstrappy feel to how the community came together to get themselves out before the water came. During Katrina, an awful lot of people sat around waiting for people to move their shiat and them. As soon as we got the warnings, it was like watching a disaster movie scene with trucks and trailers and all manner of vehicles moving people out of the area. I would almost call it pre-action. We didn't wait for people to get us buses or whatever, we got our stuff out, and we got our neighbors' stuff out.
 
2011-06-25 12:16:48 AM  
I love all the urban cyberidiots who have no clue where Minot is, or how people on the prairie are. Best people in the whole world--salute to Saskatchewan, Manitoba, North and South Dakota!
 
2011-06-25 12:17:03 AM  

OnlyM3: obama half hates white people.


FTFY
 
2011-06-25 12:19:01 AM  
My thoughts go out to all my friends and shirt tail family in the Minot area. Just remember when the waters leave, the farmland will be better for it.

At least I know my folks in Dickinson are well out of the floods path. Can't say the same for all the folks in Bismarck though. They have their own river to deal with.

/grew up there.

//Good luck FilmBELOH20, it may be flat, but its still our homeland.
 
2011-06-25 12:19:35 AM  
Came for the "Why so Souris" post, left disappointed.

www.fightersgeneration.com
 
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