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City Council Approves Emergency Declaration

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Many homes in Minot still remain untouched from the 2011 flood and are now known as "zombie homes." The Minot City Council approved an emergency declaration for flooded home nuisance abatement today and has allocated about $74,000 towards the zombie home effort.

Many of the damaged houses are not boarded up and pose health and safety risks. The emergency declaration will allow city leaders hire abatement services for the those structures.

"It was important to get the Emergency Declaration passed.  It's been almost three years since the flood of 2011. Residents have really stepped up and helped the city and the council identify houses that need to be addressed at this point," says Scott Knudsvig of the Minot City Council.

City employees are now creating an official list of the untouched homes. 
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