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Published April 24, 2013, 06:05 PM

Buyout approval bids well for several homeowners by Red River

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - This could be the last year that seven homeowners at Chrisan Estates are left sandbagging against the Red River.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - This could be the last year that seven homeowners at Chrisan Estates are left sandbagging against the Red River.

They were approached about a buyout in 2008 and have been waiting ever since. Meanwhile, their homes sit on the wrong side of a clay levee.

But now, Cass County Administrator Keith Berndt says FEMA has finally approved their hazard mitigation grant.

Keith Berndt, County Administrator: "This will be the fourth year that we've built a levee and put these seven homes on the wrong side of the levee because of their proximity to the river. So, it will really help our flood fighting efforts in the future."

At ten, hear why one resident at Chrisan Estates says he is hopeful, but skeptical.

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