Mary Jo Hotzler, Published March 25 2010
Flood 2009: Uncharted territory
It wasn’t just the Red. The Wild Rice and Sheyenne were becoming equally unwieldy.
In Cass County communities like Oxbow, Abercrombie and Hickson, a handful of residents began evacuating their homes, forcing boat rescues of at least 20 people.
In Clay County’s Oakport Township and Georgetown, Minn., officials urged those with young and vulnerable individuals to move to safe havens.
And move they did. One by one, boat by boat.
These daily accounts are from the book “Will Over Water,” available at The Forum and area bookstores.