Archive for March, 2010

The Highway 99 bridge in Saint Peter was closed due to high water. 

Minnesota River at flood stage (photos from last week)

Due to precipitation, fast snow melt and soil that was still frozen, the Minnesota River at Saint Peter was at flood stage last week. Some roads and bridges were closed, but property damage was minimal. The flood was less severe than the floods of 1997 and 2001.

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Inside the displaced persons camps in Port-au-Prince

I am conducting interviews with people living in the displaced persons camps in Haiti. Here are a few photos from yesterday and today.

A hotel in Port-au-Prince. One floor was completely flattened between the other floors. Structures that were destroyed tend to have collapsed walls rather than collapsed roofs.