Monday, July 11, 2011
Evacuated 2011 - Day 20 - July 11, 2011
It has been 20 days since we have seen our house. Yesterday we came into town for groceries and then drove down to the railroad tracks just south of the Coke Plant. Pat and I and another friend and his kids walked into Eastwood Park. Something we were not supposed to do and we did get in trouble with the National Guard as we were coming back to the cars. There is no water on the street for about 1 block off of Burdick Expressway, on 9th Street. It was amazing the amount of garbage that was deposited at the entrance of Eastwood Park. I have some pictures but have not downloaded them to this computer. Will do so soon and post them. So far we have not seen our house other than in the video last week. Broadway is now open 24 hours a day and Third Street Northeast has reopened. I have a girls softball game to coach this morning at 9 am and should have no trouble getting across town. ( I Hope)... and then Rotary at noon. The State Fair has been cancelled this year. I am not sure how Hostfest will go on. They rely on residents of Minot to house not only the people displaying items but also the spectators coming to town. many house where people stayed are gone and the others are probably housing displaced flood victims like myself. This will be the first year that I will probably not emcee one of the stages as I am sure I will have a lot to do on my house. I have now also registered with the Red Cross in case any type of assistance is available. According to reports, there will not be money to help flood victims with much of anything. I will have more on that in a future blog.