FEMA awards Rice Lake with flood protection grant

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MINOT, N.D. - FEMA has awarded Rice Lake with a grant to go toward flood protection.

HDR engineering informed the Ward County commissioners Tuesday morning that FEMA awarded the community with a $980,000 grant for flood protection.

The money would go to relocating seven homes and raising two homes. A remaining roughly $300,000 will be required to move or raise the homes, in which homeowners must pay, but homeowners are waiting now on engineers to review cost estimates of the work.

Work wouldn't likely begin until next year.