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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Evacuated 2011 - Day 18 - July 9, 2011

Yesterday on the way to our new temporary home we went down to the railroad tracks just south of the Coca Cola Plant. For the first time we could see 9th Street as you entered Eastwood Park. The street was visible for about a block. It appeared as though there was standing water on 2nd Avenue, which runs past our house. However, last night we had about an inch of rain so I am not sure what that will do to the water level in Eastwood Park. The city is planning on reopening the 3rd Street Overpass, but with the rain last night, Broadway is temporarily closed. The water is pooling behind the dike and needs to be pumped out. Bus service is returning to parts of North Minot. Tide and the Red Cross are offering free laundry service to flood victims. The "boil" order for the water is close to being resolved. Perhaps in a day or two we will be able to get to the house to assess damage. Our goal is to be back into the house by October. Hopefully by then we will have the rewiring done, at least one furnace and water heater in.

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