Posted at 7:45 PM on March 29, 2009
by Julia Schrenkler
Samantha H., a regular Gather.com contributor checked in with us yesterday evening:
I'm okay! I've just been trying to help out as much as possible. I just went out and took some pictures if you want to see them.
Many stores and businesses are closed. Many roads are closed. They're asking people not to drive if possible. They are fairly confident that most places in town should be okay. There are national guard members patrolling the dikes to make sure they don't burst. The river is cresting today. Wish us luck! - Samantha H. Mar 28, 2009, 6:12pm EDT