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Published June 17 2012

Nearly 1,500 FEMA units still occupied in Minot

MINOT, N.D. — Federal authorities say nearly 1,500 of the nearly 2,000 temporary housing units made available after last year's flood in the Minot area are still occupied.

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say the number of housing units occupied at any one time in Ward County peaked at 1,958.

More than 750 units are in group sites, while the remainder are scattered throughout the Souris River Valley on private sites. Each unit has an average of three people.

Adam and Alyssa Cool and their young son have been living in Virgil Workman Village, a group site southeast of Minot. They tell the Minot Daily News it has been a stressful and frustrating process, but say it's nice to have a place of their own while their home is being repaired.