Minot Flooding Victims Allowed To Return To Homes

MINOT, N.D. (WCCO) — Weeks after flooding forced thousands from their homes in Minot, North Dakota, people are finally being allowed back in.

City officials are now letting people in the mandatory evacuation areas back into their homes and businesses.

However, authorities are only allowing residents back in who don’t have water in their yard and don’t have to drive through water to get to their property.

When the news was released, it didn’t take long for lines of vehicles to form to get back in and the process of cleaning up to begin.

The total cost of damage to infrastructure, private property, and fighting the flood in the Minot area is estimated at more than $1 billion.

An estimated 800 homes will have to be demolished.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Mike Jacobson says:

    People of Minot, my birthplace, are in my thoughts and prayers. I was a young child in the last major flood in 69 and we lost most of our possesions. I remember the water and the smell even at 4 years of age. I urge those who can help to visit Minotredcross.org for a donation and also sending box tops for education to the schools in Minot to help rebulid. Minot will always be home to me.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Trees Of Hope
Good Question

Listen Live