Photos: Moose Lake residents fight rising flood waters

National Affairs ·

1 Avery Anderson moves sandbags around on a trailer while his friend Vern Anderson (right) waits to give him a refreshment Thursday afternoon at a sandbagging operation at the Soo Line Depot in Moose Lake, Minn. 
2 Preston Peterson, 5, found playing with his toy more interesting than the sandbagging operation going on around him Thursday afternoon near the Soo Line Depot in Moose Lake, Minn. 
3 Justin Hibke surveys the scene of a sandbagging operation near the Soo Line Depot Thursday afternoon in Moose Lake, Minn. 
4 Aaron Hein (left) and Jeremy Roberts (right) move sandbags onto a trailer Thursday afternoon near the Soo Line Depot in Moose Lake, Minn. Hein and Roberts are in the Challenge Incarceration Program, but were out filling and moving sandbags the last couple days as flood waters rose around the city. 
5 Volunteers lay sandbags around a home on the shore of Moosehead Lake Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Moose Lake, Minn. 
6 Volunteers sandbag a vent at Moose Lake High School Thursday afternoon in Moose Lake, Minn. 
7 A resident of Moose Lake, Minn. shovels water out from behind sandbags Thursday afternoon after flood waters inundated the town. 
8 Sandbags protect the entrance and vents at Moose Lake Elementary School Thursday afternoon in Moose Lake, Minn. after flood waters inundated the city. 
9 Moose Lake superintendent Tim Caroline surveys the floodwaters surrounding the school Thursday afternoon in Moose Lake, Minn. 
10 The technology room at Moose Lake High School had several inches of water on the floor Thursday afternoon. 
11 Jane Klejeski pauses to look around at the flood waters surrounding Moose Lake's school Thursday afternoon in Moose Lake, Minn. 
12 Katie Jungers of Moose Lake, Minn. surveys the athletic fields behind Moose Lake High School Thursday afternoon after flood waters inundated the town. 
13 Joe Mohelsky looks around floodwaters that surrounded his home Thursday afternoon on the shore of Moosehead Lake in Moose Lake, Minn. The buoys in front of Mohelsky were placed at 9 p.m. the previous night at the edge of floodwaters and by 5 a.m., the waters had reached his house and continued to rise throughout the day. 
14 Cullen Raasch, left, and Kevin Murphy kayak through flooded streets in Moose Lake, Minn. Thursday afternoon after flood waters inundated the town. 
15 Flood waters inundate Highway 73 Thursday afternoon in Moose Lake, Minn. 
16 An aerial view shows Moosehead Lake flooding into the town of Moose Lake, Minn. on Thursday, June 21, 2012.