Collection: North Dakota Flooding

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North Dakota flooding, DR-1981, declared a major disaster by the President May 10, 2011.
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September 20, 2013
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  • Flooding in Minot, North Dakota, adversely affected the public school system by damaging both school facilities and school contents. FEMA has provided temporary modular classrooms to the district until the damaged buildings can be repaired or replaced. At Longfellow Elementary, the contents were collected and cleaned and are currently in use in the modular classrooms. This video demonstrates the cleaning process of these items.

    Flooded School Contents Cleaned

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    Flooding in Minot, North Dakota, adversely affected the public school system by damaging both school facilities and school contents. FEMA has provided temporary modular classrooms to the district until the damaged buildings can be repaired or replaced. At Longfellow Elementary, the contents were collected and cleaned and are currently in use in the modular classrooms. This video demonstrates the cleaning process of these items.
  • Prior to the flooding of the Mouse River in North Dakota, the existing levees were fortified as a temporary measure to increase protection. After the flooding, it is necessary to remove the added material to return the levees to their original grade. The process and reasons are explained in this video.

    Velva Temporary Levee Removal

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    Prior to the flooding of the Mouse River in North Dakota, the existing levees were fortified as a temporary measure to increase protection. After the flooding, it is necessary to remove the added material to return the levees to their original grade. The process and reasons are explained in this video.
  • Ramstad Middle School in Minot, ND, incurred substantial damage in the Souris/Mouse River flooding in 2011. This shows the condition of the building, the efforts to clean it, evaluate and determine the facility's future under FEMA's Public Assistance Guidelines.

    Ramstad Middle School

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    Ramstad Middle School in Minot, ND, incurred substantial damage in the Souris/Mouse River flooding in 2011. This shows the condition of the building, the efforts to clean it, evaluate and determine the facility's future under FEMA's Public Assistance Guidelines.
  • The end of year summary for North Dakota flooding in 2011. This animated timeline highlights major events throughout the year as 2011 comes to a close.

    Rising Waters - North Dakota Floods 2011

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    The end of year summary for North Dakota flooding in 2011. This animated timeline highlights major events throughout the year as 2011 comes to a close.
  • The Minot Public Schools were adversely affected by the flooding of the Souris/Mouse River in June 2011 in North Dakota. One of the centers operated by the school district is the Adult Learning Center in the center of the major flooding. This is the cleaning procedure done on the premises to prepare for the repair of the facility when the need arises.

    Adult Learning Center in Minot

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    The Minot Public Schools were adversely affected by the flooding of the Souris/Mouse River in June 2011 in North Dakota. One of the centers operated by the school district is the Adult Learning Center in the center of the major flooding. This is the cleaning procedure done on the premises to prepare for the repair of the facility when the need arises.
  • FEMA provides temporary housing units to qualified survivors of the 2011 Souris/Mouse River flooding in North Dakota. Several different sites are utilized to house these units. First priority is to place the temporary units on the private sites of the victims when possible, then group sites that FEMA sets up as a community, and in this instance, utilizing already built commercial sites to place units for use. This is one of those commercial sites where the Frederick family is being licensed in while they decide to repair, replace or relocate their damaged dwelling.

    Holiday Village Commercial Site

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    FEMA provides temporary housing units to qualified survivors of the 2011 Souris/Mouse River flooding in North Dakota. Several different sites are utilized to house these units. First priority is to place the temporary units on the private sites of the victims when possible, then group sites that FEMA sets up as a community, and in this instance, utilizing already built commercial sites to place units for use. This is one of those commercial sites where the Frederick family is being licensed in while they decide to repair, replace or relocate their damaged dwelling.
  • National Flood Insurance Program specialist Dave Kyner  presents information regarding flood insurance and the importance of buying it.

    NFIP FAQs

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    National Flood Insurance Program specialist Dave Kyner presents information regarding flood insurance and the importance of buying it.
  • Minot, North Dakota was ravaged by flooding in 2011. There had been a housing shortage in the northwestern part of the state prior to the flooding. Details why, as well as how FEMA addressed the needs of displaced survivors after the flood in the area are explained.

    Minot Housing Crisis

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    Minot, North Dakota was ravaged by flooding in 2011. There had been a housing shortage in the northwestern part of the state prior to the flooding. Details why, as well as how FEMA addressed the needs of displaced survivors after the flood in the area are explained.
  • Survivors of the Souris/Mouse River flooding in North Dakota in 2011 have been placed in temporary housing units provided by FEMA. During the time that families are using these manufactured homes, FEMA housing specialists perform a recertification interview with the families to ensure they are taking steps towards a permanent housing solution. The process is explained in this video.

    Recertification

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    Survivors of the Souris/Mouse River flooding in North Dakota in 2011 have been placed in temporary housing units provided by FEMA. During the time that families are using these manufactured homes, FEMA housing specialists perform a recertification interview with the families to ensure they are taking steps towards a permanent housing solution. The process is explained in this video.
  • FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program is taught to real estate agents, lenders and insurance professionals to better serve the people of North Dakota affected by the flooding in 2011 and any future flooding events. The importance of purchasing flood insurance and essential information on the insurance program is presented by Sonja Wood, FEMA contracted trainer

    NFIP Seminar

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program is taught to real estate agents, lenders and insurance professionals to better serve the people of North Dakota affected by the flooding in 2011 and any future flooding events. The importance of purchasing flood insurance and essential information on the insurance program is presented by Sonja Wood, FEMA contracted trainer
  • Lincoln Elementary School in Minot, ND, was unusable after the Souris/Mouse River flooding. They are temporarily using a local church to conduct classes.

    Lincoln Elementary at First Presbyterian

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    Lincoln Elementary School in Minot, ND, was unusable after the Souris/Mouse River flooding. They are temporarily using a local church to conduct classes.
  • Ramstad Middle School is conducting classes in the Minot Civic Auditorium and in 20 modular classrooms located at the Auditorium. FEMA has provided the modular classrooms and approximately $25 million for the replacement of the original, flood damaged structure.

    Ramstad Middle School Temporary Facility

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    Ramstad Middle School is conducting classes in the Minot Civic Auditorium and in 20 modular classrooms located at the Auditorium. FEMA has provided the modular classrooms and approximately $25 million for the replacement of the original, flood damaged structure.
  • Virgil Workman was deployed and working in North Dakota when he passed away in August 2011. His friend and co-worker Guy Bonomo shares somes memories of Virgil.

    Virgil Workman Tribute

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    Virgil Workman was deployed and working in North Dakota when he passed away in August 2011. His friend and co-worker Guy Bonomo shares somes memories of Virgil.
  • A collaboration of 9 disaster relief organizations has created Hope Village in Minot, North Dakota to house 250 volunteers as they contribute their time and skills to help those families with no abilities to rebuild their flood damaged houses.

    Hope Village

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    A collaboration of 9 disaster relief organizations has created Hope Village in Minot, North Dakota to house 250 volunteers as they contribute their time and skills to help those families with no abilities to rebuild their flood damaged houses.
  • FEMA provided 20 modular classrooms on the site of Longfellow Elementary School in Minot, North Dakota, for use while their original flooded building is repaired. Principal Lawson talks about the importance of being on the same footprint, keeping her staff together and providing comfortable, familiar learning environments for the students.

    Modular Longfellow

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    FEMA provided 20 modular classrooms on the site of Longfellow Elementary School in Minot, North Dakota, for use while their original flooded building is repaired. Principal Lawson talks about the importance of being on the same footprint, keeping her staff together and providing comfortable, familiar learning environments for the students.
  • In times of disaster, FEMA relies on voluntary and faith-based organizations in the recovery process as communities come together, neighbors help neighbors, and those not able to help themselves receive services they could not otherwise afford.

    Mennonite Disaster Services

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    In times of disaster, FEMA relies on voluntary and faith-based organizations in the recovery process as communities come together, neighbors help neighbors, and those not able to help themselves receive services they could not otherwise afford.
  • Due to the severe damages of two schools in Minot, ND, it has been deemed more cost effective to replace Erik Ramstad Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School. Both of these buildings were decommissioned on June 22, 2012, one year after the Souris Valley flood.

    Minot Schools Decommissioned

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    Due to the severe damages of two schools in Minot, ND, it has been deemed more cost effective to replace Erik Ramstad Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School. Both of these buildings were decommissioned on June 22, 2012, one year after the Souris Valley flood.
  • After a year of recovering from the Souris Valley flood, Oak Park in Minot, ND, re-opens with a ceremony celebrating the efforts of local, state and federal partners along with the large group of volunteers providing assistance. They city proudly proclaims, "We're Back!"

    Minot's Oak Park Re-Opened

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    After a year of recovering from the Souris Valley flood, Oak Park in Minot, ND, re-opens with a ceremony celebrating the efforts of local, state and federal partners along with the large group of volunteers providing assistance. They city proudly proclaims, "We're Back!"
  • A presentation highlighting many of the accomplishments made in the Souris Valley, ND, by the end of one year after the flooding that stymied the area.

    One Year By The Numbers, ND

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    A presentation highlighting many of the accomplishments made in the Souris Valley, ND, by the end of one year after the flooding that stymied the area.

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