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Monday, July 4, 2011

Evacuate 2011 - Day 13 - July 4, 2011

Today is day #13. Thirteen has always been a good number for me as I was 13 on Friday the 13th, many years ago. Today a couple of videos of Eastwood Park were posted on Facebook. Both were taken from a boat passing through the neighborhood. One of the videos went past our house. Now we now know that we had water on the main floor. About a foot at the most, I am estimating. The stuff we left in the garage that was higher than 4 feet should be ok unless the water entering the garage knocked over the shelving units I had it stored on. Christmas decorations should have survived. I am guessing it will still be at least 2 - 3 weeks before the water recedes enough for us to get into our neighborhood to start working on the house. We are stocking up on supplies we will need once we get into the house. Items like hammers, pry bars, crowbars, generator, utility and trouble lights, knife cutters to remove carpet, boots and other  things we might need.
Minot is proceding with regular events. Festival in the Park has moved to the Scandinavian Heritage Park on South Broadway, across from Town & Country Shopping Center, on a bit smaller scale. Fireworks will still go off tonight from the Souris Valley Golf Course. The State Fair will be held, Nodak racing is to start in early August, so life goes on. A lot of this is still dependant on the river getting back in its banks and the storm sewers functioning again to remove standing water in neighborhoods and on the streets.

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