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Tent city to house fed workers in flooded Minot

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Tent city to house fed workers in flooded Minot
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MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- Many federal workers responding to the devastating Souris River flooding in Minot will be living in a large tent city.

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The City Commission has reached an agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security for the "Responder Support Camp."

The tent city for federal workers will consist of up to 400 hard-sided tents in Minot's agricultural park. The camp will have its own water and sewer system.

The Souris River damaged about 4,100 Minot homes this summer and forced about 11,000 people to evacuate. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a visit Wednesday that the U.S. government will help the flooded city "for the duration."

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