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Friday, July 1, 2011

Evacuate 2011 - Day 10 July 1, 2011

It has now been 10 days that we have been out of the house. I have been running the Flood Hotline Call Center At the EOC. I spoke with a lady from Wisconsin who called with questions about her monther's house. She thought it was in Eastwood Park but turns out it is on the east side of Roosevelt Park. She told me that she did have pictures from a video of Eastwood Park which she emailed to me. One is shown below. The bottom of the picture would be the 4 way stop sign at 8th St SE and 1st Ave SE. Our house is at the other end of the block to the south. Judging by the water level on the small trees on the boulevard, I am estimating the water depth in this picture to be between 4 - 4 1/2 feet. I will probably have water on the main floor but hopefully not too deep. Yesterday, June 30th, at 4:30 pm I was able to tour the Souris Rivewr Valley in a Blackhawk Helpcopter, thanks to the ND National Guard. Quite the sight when one actually sees the amount of water in person rather than on a video. Plans are being formulated by city and other officials on how to safely and orderly allow people back into their homes. Will write more about that as the plans develop.

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