In case you've been wondering where I've been for the last week, I took a trip home from the UK for the first time since moving over...and ran into a flood in Fargo. And a blizzard. And also, more water.
I grew up in Breckenridge, MN, and saw first-hand what kind of damage a major flood can do. This year's flood somehow managed to be worse (two 500-year floods in eleven years, really?), but yet again I find myself humbled and inspired by the kind of support shown in the Red River Valley and surrounding regions over the last few days. They say that nothing pulls people together like adversity, and while the conditions aren't something I'd wish on anyone, it's a very warming thing to be a part of.
At any rate, I'm now back in the UK, and starting tomorrow morning our front page business will be back to business as usual.
I know the battle isn't over yet, but I'm incredibly proud of the people living up and down the Red River and the surrounding areas, and I'm proud to call that area of the States home. Thanks as well to all the others who came from around the country to help. Every body and hand was needed.
Thanks to everyone, and I'll see you tomorrow!