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March 28, 2009

President speaks on flooding

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on March 28, 2009

President Obama’s weekly radio and Internet comments  focus on the flooding in North Dakota and Minnesota.

The National Weather Service office in Grand Forks is now warning:

“RIVER LEVELS ARE STILL EXPECTED TO CREST BETWEEN 41 AND 42 FEET SUNDAY AFTERNOON…AND HOLD NEAR THAT LEVEL FOR 3 TO 7 DAYS. WITH THE RIVER EXCEEDING THE PREVIOUS RECORD LEVEL…THE RELATIVE UNCERTAINTY IN FORECAST MODELS HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY AND THE RIVER WILL BEHAVE IN WAYS NEVER BEFORE SEEN.  THUS…THERE IS STILL A POSSIBILITY THAT THE RIVER COULD RISE TO AS HIGH AS 43 FEET.”

SUNDAY UPDATE: Freezing temperatures have slowed the river’s rise.  River levels are – at least temporarily - receding from a record-setting crest of 40.82 feet on Saturday about midmight.  But the flooded Red River remains dangerously high and a blizzard is expected to hit upstream beginning tonight.

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1 Comment »

Comment by William R. Cumming

March 28, 2009 @ 11:35 am

Is this an example of PKSS (Post Katrina Stress Syndrome)?

Maybe Katrina and 9/11 will really be the bookmarks on Bush 43 administration. Truly I think only passage of another decade will tell the tale of both those events.

Instead of worrying about North Dakota let’s get Craig Fugate confirmed in FEMA Administrator job before Senate recesses for the next two weeks after this shortened work week session.

I would rather have the President telling us he was setting up the very first DOMESTIC CIVIL CRISIS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM and CHAIN OF COMMAND! Still don’t know details of NORTHCOM deployment but maybe just showing the flag.

I hate to keep harping and know there are people suffering in N.Dakota and Minnesota but hey there are more important things to do to make sure help actually does arrive from the FEDS when the big one hits.

Sincerely,
One Note Charley

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