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This is what a prairie flood looks like

It's no secret that the southern part of Saskatchewan and Manitoba are having major flooding problems, which of course has trickled down (literally) into North Dakota, resulting in massive evacuations. Many of our highways have been washed out, as well as the Soo rail line. Here's a picture of them trying to do a bit of maintenance on the somewhat dried line.


That piece of equipment out there is sitting on the rail line and trying to clear off the debris from the flood. The marker on the side of the road is to help motorists determine the edges of the road as we start to drive into the parts still under water.


The only way you know you're on the road are the faint yellow lines on the highway and the road markers.


You can see the yellow line better in this one.


And they wonder why the dams are full... that's farmland there, not a lake. I predict the price of food going up.

The first time we drove through this, it was night. I'm almost glad I didn't know what was beside me... I'd have been completely freaked.

My friend was telling me about his mom living on the farm driving home at night. She thought she had a problem with the headlights since they kept going on and off. Turns out it was that they kept going under water as she drove on the submerged highway.

 

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adoptedwriter
Jul. 12th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Wow! What a mess! Crop prices will def be higher. AW
sharya
Jul. 12th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'm sure there will be far reaching effects. Now if only I can get the rest of the photos to post.
comedychick
Jul. 12th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
Wow :O
sharya
Jul. 13th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
I sort of got the pictures working now. It's pretty amazing.
comedychick
Jul. 13th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
Ahh, cool, just checked them out. Just, wow.
sharya
Jul. 13th, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
I've never seen prairie flooding like that before. Neither has my 94-year old Grandma, who grew up on the prairies. It's just... freaky.
phaedie
Jul. 12th, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
That is surreal.
Not good.
sharya
Jul. 13th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
I sorta got the pictures up. We're guessing it will be a few years before they'll be able to plant there.
java_fiend
Jul. 13th, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
Woah. That is just unbelievable. I can't even imagine...
sharya
Jul. 13th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
It's insane really. No one has ever seen anything like this - we get drought - not flooding!
java_fiend
Jul. 16th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
That is seriously scary and insane. Yikes. Perhaps the world *is* ending! :-p
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