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In this weekly address, President Obama addresses the flood situation currently taking place up and down the Red River Valley. As part of his address he highlights the call to service that has driven people to help fight back the rising waters of the river. For more information and current updates on the flood situation, I would encourage readers to follow @fargofloodstage, @redriveratfargo, & @egffloodstage on Twitter. Also, the best coverage online that I have seen has come from Minnesota Public Radio, Bob Collins NewsCut Blog, and The Uptake.

From the White House Blog:

"In the Fargodome, thousands of people gathered not to watch a football game or a rodeo, but to fill sandbags. Volunteers filled 2.5 million of them in just five days, working against the clock, day and night, with tired arms and aching backs. Others braved freezing temperatures, gusting winds, and falling snow to build levees along the river’s banks to help protect against waters that have exceeded record levels."