Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The river is at 52.58 ft. tonight. The sun was shining today and a lot of work was accomplished. The high school students went to Neche this afternoon to fill sandbags. The water has risen rapidly there. Highway 18 into Neche is still open. Ken and I went to Hallock this afternoon and Highway 75 is closed between Chales's station and Humboldt. We were able to detour on the paved Kittson Co #6 to get to Humboldt without driving in water.
A group of about 50 men went to So Pembina late this afternoon to raise the dike by adding sandbags to the top along the northeast end. The CBP transported some of the volunteers in on their Blackhawk helicoptor while other men were brought across by boat. Six members of the Walhalla Fire Dept. came over and volunteered their help. My thanks to Al Meagher for taking these pictures.