With the weather we're having it's hard to think of much beyond our front door right now.  The best I can do is to point out, in a rather mundane way, how new media applications have helped our community communicate during a difficult time.  For example, the University of North Dakota community is kept up to date via a Flood blog. Our automated emergency notification system simultaneously sent our emails and contacted us via our mobile phones to tell us that the university was closed (while I was shoveling our car out!).

The Grand Forks Herald's flood web page is updated regularly allows folks to monitor the rising waters in the local communities.

And there at least two video feeds which show important communication routes across the Red River.  The top feed is Grand Forks and the lower one is Fargo.  The Sorlie Memorial Bridge in the top video should close by 10 am today. live video from Grand Forks Herald on

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  1. March 25, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Bill, thinking about you and hoping for the best!

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