I've lived near Minot for almost 4 years now and considered this community my home. I love it here. I love the people, I love the city, I even love the weather (I know, I'm nuts). My city is now currently underwater. Because of the mass amounts of snow this winter and continued mass amounts of rain, the dams upstream from us are overwhelmed and had to release unbelievably amounts of water. The previous record high was in 1881 at 1558' above sea level. It is now currently at 1561.56' and is expected to continue to rise to 1563.5'. Devastating is the only word I can think of.
I am waiting out the storm with my family in Minnesota while my husband helps fight the fight. Our house flooded earlier in the month and I sent my kids to my mom's house while my husband and I cleaned up our mess. I was actually on my way to retrieve my children when I heard the news that Minot would be inundated with water. Our house should not be affected by this flood unless we get hit with another 5" of rain in one day. I've been going nuts not being able to do anything and realized yesterday there was something I could do.
I'm offering 100% of pattern sales to go to the city of Minot. It's not much but it's something.
Please share with all of your knitting friends. My city is going to need a lot of help.