Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

The wheels on the bus go round and round through the flood waters March 15, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Audrey Kletscher Helbling @ 10:23 AM


I am more than a bit baffled by this school bus graphic used by the KSTP TV weather department to illustrate potential flooding in Minnesota.

I photographed this KSTP flood-bus graphic on my television set Saturday evening.

How does a bus relate to flood forecasting?

Honestly, I don’t know of any bus drivers who would purposely drive students onto or anywhere near a flooded roadway.

So what gives? Can anyone explain this bus graphic aired on Channel 5 news at 10 p.m. Saturday and on previous nights?

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