S: The Flood of 2009
FC: The Flood of 2009
1: What we came home too on Saturday, April 18, 2009
2: The National Guard came out to Assess
3: We were told to evacuate...the water was coming..we sandbagged instead. | The Sheyenne River broke out of its banks and was heading right toward our property
4: The Flood of 2009
5: the story begins....
6: The Salvation Army came to feed all the volunteers
7: Setting up and getting a system ready before the sand baggers arrive... | Thanks to the Torgersons and the use of their tractors | Our sandpile we ordered I guess didnt go too far. They came with already made sandbags.
8: THE SANDBAGGING BEGINS | Over 60 people came
10: Notice the orange slip on the front door in the picture below. It was an "Evacuation Notice with instructions... Within 2 hours we were sandbagged instead.
11: CRAZY WHO YOU MEET This is my long lost cousin in the picture BELOW. He has lived in Davenport for several years and knows us but has kept it to himself all this time... until he showed up to help us sandbag he introduces himself to us. I never knew him. He even looks like a "Schmidt".
12: The Pallets came in handy as the water kept rising
14: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED...on to the next...
15: Notice the Beautiful ruts in our yard amazingly the yard bounced right back by summer | On their way to their next assignment from Sandbag Central
17: The Finished Result
18: Just Checking In...
20: our property was an Island
22: The views from our window
23: Lake Front Property
24: The road west of us that takes us South to Hwy. #46 | This is the road to our place. Protected by sandbags.
25: Behind me is our backyard. (North of our property) | Arty's Road to his house
26: Life with Madi during the FLOOD
27: Just a little stress reliever
30: Always Prepared.....If it gets too wet.
32: This is our road we take heading east into Kindred (unusable)
33: As you can see our driveway was fine
34: Just some more interesting shots of our property
36: With the Flooding brings us new feathered friends...
38: Summer is just around the corner
39: We were surrounded by water and ducks
40: Promise... Last Page of DUCKs
43: Country Living . . .Priceless
44: Nothing a little meditation can't fix
47: LAKE ANDERSON | I imagined myself at a resort on vacation.
48: The water gradually disappeared and we were able to go on with our lives. The sandbags disappeared in mid July.
49: Room with a view
51: Many days of hot sun and wind did it's glorious job of drying things up and the farmers were able to get there crops in the field.
53: The Fields were Plentifull
55: GOD is Good!
56: I hope you enjoyed our 2009 Flood Album I just created. It is April of 2011 and we are anticipating another flood very similar to this one. Not sure of the emotions I am having with having to possibly go through it all over again, but one thing I should say, I do look forward to my feathered friends coming back to visit. We'll be sure to let you know if they do.