Skip to main content

There are reports of widespread looting and gunfire in the cities of Bismarck and Fargo, North Dakota, as the area struggles with unprecedented floodwaters and remains cut off from access.

"I’ve got a god damn disaster here" the mayor pleaded in a news conference yesterday.  "We need some god damn Federal assistance here right now or this whole god damn place is going to blow."

Widespread looting was reported as residents made off with food, water, and large flat-screen television sets.

There are also reports that at least half of the Bismarck police force has abandoned its duty and fled the city.

"This is total chaos." Said a resident.  "We are all left on our own to die and people are running wild."

Or not.

Actually, the people of North Dakota are pulling together and voluntarily helping each other through the unprecedented crisis.

Just goes to show, not all disasters are really disasters.  Just depends on the people involved.  Let's all thank and give credit to the people of North Dakota.  You've shown us all what the spirit and practice of community means.

Originally posted to Dont blame me I wanted Kuchinich on Thu Mar 26, 2009 at 08:44 AM PDT.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site