As of noon today, police, fire, and guard workers on the scene of the flooding were hopeful that the worst was past us. However, they would not rule out a second cresting. The disaster response team remains on alert.
Eventually, the water level will drop and the river will return to its more familiar, and friendly, condition. It will then be safe to begin the big job of cleaning up.
Volunteers will be needed, and greatly appreciated; clean-up may take two to four weeks. “Northfield-Dot-Org”, or Northfield Community On-line, in cooperation with the Emergency Disaster Command Center, has set up a special page for coordinating people interested in volunteering.
You can find it (and volunteer) at: http://northfield.org/flood