80% of homes damaged in Minot flood are back

Eighty percent of the homes most heavily damaged by 2011 flooding are repaired and currently being lived in, or are very close to being habitable.

That according to a visual survey conducted by the city of Minot.

Record Mouse River flooding in 2011 caused main floor damage to 2,716 homes in the valley and the survey says 2,100 of those homes are – or are soon-to-be – back to a livable point.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.