ND Flood Update
Minot is beginning to recover, but we are a long way from pre-flood conditions. The river is going down slowly, but this was expected.
News conference tonight was giving some numbers. 4,100 homes have been affected by the water. 132 are slightly damaged with 0.5 to 2 feet of water; 802 are moderately damaged with 2 to 6 feet of water; 2,376 are extremely damaged with 6 to 10 feet of water; and 805 are a complete loss with 10 feet of water or more! WOW!
Tide Loads of Hope arrived today, numerous companies such as ServicePro have arrived in town, FEMA housing could be arriving soon, and major roads that have been flooded are opening.
We still have to boil our water and conserve water. Think this could continue for a bit yet.
Some folks have been allowed back to their homes between 8 am and 8 pm and have begun removing household goods that were left behind, sheet rock, insulation, etc. The street curbs are piled high with debris.
As for our quilting community; our guild meeting has been cancelled for July, the quilt display at the state fair has been cancelled, and too many of our guild members have losses. We are a strong community, however, and will come back bigger and better!