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View Diary: A River Runs Through It: Minot Flood Liveblog, Morning of Day 6 (4 comments)

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  •  There's one good thing (3+ / 0-)
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    hopeful human, Amber6541, ninkasi23

    North Dakota has been well-managed fiscally.  They have a rainy day fund unlike so many other states and a steady source of oil revenue.  The flooding problem is a state-wide issue and hopefully the State Legislature can address it for the long term.

    But the slog for Minot will be long and hard.  It's a case of slowly draining the swamp and will require patience to even be able to assess damages.  In the case of daughtermine they could get about 200 away from their house to see that the water didn't reach their front steps nor overtop the sandbags around their basement window.

    However, the sewers are backing up and the sewer caps to prevent backblow aren't working as advertised.  That will be a real job cleaning up. The FEMA disaster recovery centers are open for business.

    Now it's how to beat the Winter clock.

    Just give me a good patch of dirt and I'll show you growth and well-being!

    by kfred on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 05:44:37 AM PDT

    •  Thanks for reminding us about winter! (4+ / 0-)

      Winter comes soon in ND, and effectively ends the building season. We had a smaller flood along the MN/Canada border a few years ago in the late spring. Fortunately our legislature was controlled by Dems then and they promptly passed a flood relief bill and got those folks some help while they still had a few months of building season left.

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