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Published April 22, 2013, 01:29 PM

Dalrymple seeks extension for FEMA housing program

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend a temporary housing program to Minot and Ward County residents displaced by flooding in 2011.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend a temporary housing program to Minot and Ward County residents displaced by flooding in 2011.

FEMA's temporary housing program for Minot-area residents impacted by Souris River flooding is scheduled to expire June 24. Dalrymple is requesting the program be extended 90 days.

He says an extension would give the displaced residents more time to transition into permanent housing.

The Souris River flood swamped 4,100 homes and other structures in Minot and Ward County. About 2,000 Minot-area households relied on FEMA's housing units for temporary shelter after the flood. Since then, 1,678 households have transitioned to permanent housing while 350 continue to rent FEMA's mobile housing units.

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