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2011 Souris Valley Flood: By the Numbers

A numerical representation of the impacts of the 2011 Souris River flooding in North Dakota.

1Ranking of 2011 flood (in terms of measured river height) in Minot in recorded history
2Number of Minot schools to be replaced (Ramstad Middle School, Lincoln Elementary)
3Souris Valley Counties receiving FEMA Individual Assistance (McHenry, Renville, Ward)
4Souris Valley Counties included in disaster declaration (Bottineau, McHenry, Renville, Ward)
6Long-term Recovery Open House Meetings Conducted by FEMA in Minot and Burlington
28Response/Recovery Support missions assigned by FEMA to other Federal Agencies
44Number of Public Assistance program applicants from the four Souris Valley Counties
488National Flood Insurance Program claims paid in the Souris Valley
789Number of FEMA employees that have worked in response and recovery efforts in North Dakota
850Lots constructed at three group housing sites (Virgil Workman Village, De Sour Valley Heights, and Recovery Village) – 623 are currently occupied
1,088Public Infrastructure projects funded in the four Souris Valley Counties
1,561.6Peak Souris River level reading at Minot Broadway Bridge*
  *Measured in feet above sea level
1,958Peak number of FEMA housing units occupied at one time*
  *At an average of 3 persons per unit, that population would be North Dakota’s 13th largest city
2,168SBA disaster loans approved for Souris Valley residents and businesses
8,256Costs paid by FEMA for work assigned to other federal agencies to Applications for FEMA assistance from Souris Valley Residents
12,477Visits to Disaster Recovery locations in six Souris Valley communities
27,500Estimated Peak flow of Souris River through Minot*
  *would fill an Olympic-size swimming pool in less than 4 seconds
$59.3 millionNational Flood Insurance Program payout for policies in the Souris Valley
$80 millionFEMA funding for Infrastructure projects in the four Souris Valley Counties
$91.1 millionFEMA Individual Assistance funds provided directly to Souris Valley Residents
$240.9 millionValue of SBA disaster loans approved for Souris Valley residents and businesses*
  *An average home loan approval of $102,284 and business loan approval of $185,281


Last Updated: 
01/15/2020 - 16:54