Projected near–record flood levels of the Des Moines River have prompted Windom city officials to prepare for possible evacuations of residents living near the river and possibly Perkins Creek.

The scene above Island Park in Windom shows the fury of Mother Nature.

The scene below...the force of a community.

Craig Zimmerman says, "When it comes down to it, we don't have much control."

The sandbagging and communication efforts, all in anticipation for the river to crest.

Dominic Jones says, "We're going door to door and this isn't the only trouble spot."

The Des Moines River is expected to crest on Sunday. Predictions say it will rise to near a record that was set back in 1969.

Zimmerman says, "We're keeping an eye on our neighbors, but it looks like the city has it under control."

The city advises residents living near the river to be prepared to evacuate on short notice and to pay close attention to communications from the city, including on social media.

Volunteers to help with the sandbagging effort can check in near the horse stable at the fairgrounds.

-KEYC News 12