The flooding continues on the Missouri near Gavin’s Point Dam. Steve Parsons, his neighbors and volunteers spent Wednesday and Thursday sandbagging to protect the homes on the riverside. Workers were standing in the water while they were trying to build a wall. The sand and equipment was provided by the Cedar County Department of Roads.
Trinity Lutheran Bible Camp, Hartington, Neb.
Tearing down the Randolph Public Library, Randolph, Neb.
I started my photo internship on Saturday. Working for the Northeast Nebraska News Company and the Cedar County News has been wonderful so far. Rob, Peggy and everyone else here has been more than helpful with everything I might need, want, or not even know that I wanted.
Saturday I photographed a baseball game in Hartington, Neb., went to a girl’s softball tournament in Crofton, Neb., went up to Gavin’s Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., and attended the Cedar County Relay for Life in Laurel, Neb.
Today I was lucky enough to take some aerial shots of the Missouri River flooding near and at Gavin’s Point Dam. It was the first time I have done anything like that, and I learned a lot. Later, Deanna, one of the reporters, and I went up to talk to Steve Parsons of Crofton, Neb. He and his family live right on the river and are trying to pack up everything they own and move out when the flood waters rise more. His house is projected to be under water in the next couple of weeks. Parsons has been fighting for sandbags or other assistance from the state, but he has not received any help. ”South Dakota has done so much and Nebraska has done nothing,” he said.