A transplanted Southern Californian living in North Dakota Idaho, with some insights on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Evacuation of Cavalier, North Dakota

Big news from North Dakota.  Alycia's hometown of Cavalier, North Dakota is under a mandatory evacuation.  The dam about 6 miles west of town is threatening to burst and flood the town.

Alycia's parents live there and already had about 4 inches of water in their basement from seepage due to the 6 to 7 inches of rain that fell over the last 3 days.  Her parents are under mandatory evacuation and are going to be staying with us for little while. More information (and probably some humorous stories) to follow.

You can read the whole "dam" story on the Grand Forks Herald/WDAY News site.


Jennifer said...

I feel for everyone in Cavalier, North Dakota. I hope that the dam doesn't burst. It must be terrible to have to pack a few things, and go, knowing that whatever you leave behind might be destroyed.

El Gaucho said...

Thanks Jennifer. We're all holding our breath here.

The silver lining is due to where their house is and how it's built the worst case scenario probably just involves the basement filling with water. This would be a huge pain to deal with and repair, but at least it means (probably) that the entire house won't get washed away.

Karen said...

Oh, I hope the dam holds and the water recedes. Just so much storm damage all over the country this month, it's overwhelming.

I just caught up on what I've missed, World Naked Gardening Day, beautiful visiting birds and trips and scenery; wow, you've been busy. And so good to see the spring blooms finally! too.

How is your knee recovering? I hope you're ready for gardening this summer!

El Gaucho said...

Karen - I think it goes without asking that you and Carl participated in World Naked Gardening Day, right?

The knee is OK, not great, but not bad. Thanks for asking. It's tough to decide what is just a bad day versus the new normal. I did start playing some sand volleyball again, and that was tolerable but it may be that hard court activities such as indoor volleyball and basketball are off limits in the future. That would be sad, but not the worst thing in the world. I just want to make sure there are many years of gardening in the future.

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