Images: Community touchdown during flood fight [Image 3 of 4]
Photo by Senior Master Sgt. David Lipp
North Dakota Air and Army National Guard members mix with civilian flood-fighting volunteers who pack the floor of the Fargo Dome in an effort to fill sandbags used to block the rising waters of the Red River, Fargo, N.D., March 24. The football goalposts are apparent in the FargoDome as the flood clock keeps ticking March 24, 2009, at 7: 23 p.m., during a contest of a different color, as flood fighting volunteers rush to fill sandbags to meet the record Red River flood crest deadline looming ahead. The FargoDome became known as 'Sandbag Central' for several days at the end of March, as volunteers of all ages raced against the rising flood waters to create enough sandbags to hold back the crest of unknown heights ? at the time. The goalposts are symbolic of a different sort of touchdown being scored by the all of the flood fighting volunteers throughout the region during the spring flood fight of 2009.
Date Posted:03.11.2010 19:26
Location:FARGO, ND, US