NIE ROCKS FEMA for Kids - Flooding
To help kids understand what is happening with flooding in the Minot area, I am posting the following story from a booklet produced by FEMA. The story is titled "The River Rises." At the bottom of thi... Posted on 6/22/11 at 9:50 AM
BRANDON, Manitoba, Canada — In the aftermath of this summer’s Souris River flood, officials in Minot and other cities in the valley complained that they just weren’t getting as much information about river levels as quickly as they needed.
BISMARCK (AP) — A newly approved study for a planned flood-protection project along the Souris River should help homeowners who were swamped earlier this year find out how they would be affected by such a system, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Wednesday.
BISMARCK — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano plans to visit Minot and surrounding areas on Wednesday for an aerial tour of flooding and to meet with local, state and federal officials, the governor’s office announced late Friday.
MINOT (AP) — Dozens of residents returned to their waterlogged homes Wednesday for the first time since the Souris River breached its banks and inundated much of Minot last month. Some cried, overwhelmed by the destruction, and others wasted no time trying salvage what was left of the homes, most of which were not insured against flooding.
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