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Published January 28, 2012, 09:53 PM

Domestic Violence is on the rise after natural disasters

Minot, ND (WDAY TV) -- An after affect of flooding, domestic violence. More and more flood victims in Minot are feeling the stresses that come from a natural disaster.

Minot, ND (WDAY TV) -- An after affect of flooding, domestic violence. More and more flood victims in Minot are feeling the stresses that come from a natural disaster.

The Domestic Violence Crisis Center there is dealing with the dilemma. Violence usually starts to spike a few months afterwards. The reason, living in a FEMA trailer in close quarters often leads to unhealthy relationships.

Dena Filler with the Minot Crisis Center says, "What I mean by that is we're seeing more weapons being used, we're seeing more strangulation. So What we're seeing is more lethality in these instances."

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