. randy nelson and his wife bought this camper, knowing their house is flooded and powerless to do anything but wait. >> probably a week at this level. >> reporter: so, what's the hardest thing now, just being patient? >> patient, waiting, see what's going to happen. where you are going to live afterwards. >> reporter: randy nelson thinks the water at his house is actually even higher than it is here. so, where did all the water come from? heavy rains and snow melt in canada. and it's all moving down. they couldn't hold it back, it's got to come through the system. david? >> incredible to see the roof tops there behind you. david, i wanted to get back to that nuclear plant. the held of the nrc headed there tomorrow. and you told me earlier, they're concerned about where all the water is coming from, too. >> reporter: yeah, and it's the same problem -- as a helicopter, a blackhawk national guard helicopter flies overhead -- it's the same problem. it's going to take weeks for the water to move through the system, because that's what they are concerned about, the nuclear power plants.
going to live afterwards. >> reporter: randy nelson believes the water in his house is higher than it is here. where's all this water coming from? all the rain and the snow melt in canada, they could not hold it back. it could take weeks for it to move its way through the entire system. david kerley, abc news, minot, north dakota. >> thank you, david. >>> congresswoman michele bachmann returns to her birth place of waterloo, iowa, today to kick off her presidential campaign. a new poll of likely iowa voters finds bachmann tied with mitt romney at the top. bachmann says she's got nothing personal against president obama but says he's just wrong on his policies for america. >>> the president re-enters the battle over the federal debt today with high-level meetings at the white house. mr. obama meets with senate democratic leaders this morning and later with top republicans in the senate. the president is trying to push talks forward before the nation's borrowing exceeds its $14.3 trillion limit in early august. >>> lots of color on the streets of new york. >> yes. >> new york's annual gay
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where did they actually meet? >> hey there, randi. i mean, since the announcement was made that the first lady of the united states would be coming to south africa, the question was asked repeatedly, will she be meeting nelson mandela, and the white house said, well, it will 2kethis wil his health. of course, this is a man who's 92, he's turning 93 in a few weeks' time, and his health has been an issue. doctors are constantly monitoring him. so the media didn't actually know that this meeting was going to happen. but of course mr. mandela probably admires the obamas just as much as they admire him. he had nothing but praise for president obama when he was inaugurated in 2009. so he was probably just as excited to meet michelle obama as she was to meet him, randi. >> oh, yeah. and i'm looking at the pictures of them that were taken all together. boy, those smiles, they're big. but how is mandela's health these days? >> he seems fine. i mean, he's not receiving outside visitors. that's why there was a big question mark around whether mrs. obama will actually get to meet him. but his h
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