The Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates that close to 800 families will still have no plan for future housing when the current FEMA trailers are set to be removed as a housing option in Minot at the end of the year.
An extension to that deadline is expected...but still, that number of people without a plan for how to move on after the Mouse River flood is of great concern for city officials.
With that in mind, the city is hoping to see more money flow to the region to aid the thousands who are still homeless...be it federal dollars -- or from the state of North Dakota.
Today, a city-directed questionnaire is being delivered to all who are in FEMA trailers asking about future plans...
You are urged to complete it if you get one...to give officials hard numbers to use when lobbying for more aid.
(Cindy Hemphill - City of Minot Finance Director) "Just me saying to the Governor that we need more funding or help...or to our senators...they listen to us, but when I can show them the facts that goes a long way with them and with the state legislature when they see that and with the Senate too...it can be shown that this has had a devastating impact to our state and city and we still need additional help."
The questionnaire goes out today...and will be picked up by FEMA officials next Wednesday however you can return it to City Hall if you wish.
About 1200 FEMA units are still occupied in the region following the 2011 flood.