Sandbagging along the Mississippi II

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Last Friday we drove to a town close to the Mississippi R. where volunteers were sandbagging to save the area from being flooded. Many people had been helping out all week.

Someone had rigged up this ingenious way of easily shoveling the sand into a bag. It is a construction cone upside down on a ladder. Two scoops of sand, then tie and pile.

The bags were then loaded on to a bucket of a tractor.

Then dumped into the bed of a truck to be halled to the levee.

This is a picture of what the area looked like with all the volunteers. Many of the houses had semi-trailers parked by their front doors. They were prepared if the levee broke to load up their belongings and get out.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Bless you guys for going and helping!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Bless you guys for going and helping!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Bless you guys for going and helping!

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