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Published August 05, 2013, 12:51 PM

FEMA says Ward County temporary housing drops below 70

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that the number of temporary housing units still occupied in Ward County after the 2011 Souris River flood has fallen below 70.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that the number of temporary housing units still occupied in Ward County after the 2011 Souris River flood has fallen below 70.

FEMA says completed sales have surpassed 200 with less than two months remaining in the agency's housing mission, which ends Sept. 24. Displaced residents have the option of purchasing the unit in which they are living.

Three of the 69 remaining temporary units are on private property in the Souris Valley. During the recovery effort, 1,118 units were placed on private sites.

The remaining 66 units are at Virgil Workman Village in east Minot.

At the peak of the operation, FEMA was using three group sites built by the Corps of Engineers and five pre-existing manufacture home parks in Minot and Burlington.

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