Federal authorities say nearly 1,500 of the
nearly 2,000 temporary housing units made available after last
year's flood in the Minot area are still occupied.
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say the number of
housing units occupied at any one time in Ward County peaked at
More than 750 units are in group sites, while the remainder are
scattered throughout the Souris River Valley on private sites. Each
unit has an average of three people.
Adam and Alyssa Cool and their young son have been living in
Virgil Workman Village, a group site southeast of Minot. They say it has been a stressful
and frustrating process, but say it's nice to have a place of their
own while their home is being repaired.