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Associated Press, Published May 04 2012

New flood emergency declared in Ward County

MINOT, N.D. — It has been a year since the historic flooding in north central North Dakota, but Ward County is still dealing with what officials say are emergency conditions.

The Minot Daily News reports that the Ward County Commission this week declared a new flood emergency. Emergency Manager Amanda Schooling asked for the declaration, saying it will aid the county in getting help paying for the many infrastructure repairs still needed.

Areas of particular concern are smaller roads in the southwestern part of the county that are still damaged or impacted by high water and homes along swollen Rice Lake.

Schooling says there has to be at least $1 million worth of damages for a flood emergency declaration, and that mark has been surpassed.


Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com