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Associated Press, Published June 04 2013

FEMA housing units fall below 250 in Minot area

MINOT, N.D. — The number of temporary federal housing units still occupied in the Minot area of northern North Dakota has fallen below 250.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency made more than 2,000 mobile homes available to residents displaced by historic flooding in June 2011.

FEMA officials say residents continue to return to their repaired homes or find new places to live as more rental properties become available in the area.

A total of 242 temporary units were still in use through June 2. FEMA has consolidated 228 of them to Virgil Workman Village in east Minot. The other 14 are on private property.

The Souris River flood swamped 4,100 homes and other structures in Minot and Ward County.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.