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FEMA Trailer Deadline Extended

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Flood victims still living in FEMA homes on their private property have officially been given an extension to finish their permanent homes and remove their FEMA temporary housing units.

The Minot City Council voted tonight to extend the deadline - provided the homeowners present a plan for how they intend to finish work on the flooded homes.

And an official representing several faith-based groups says his volunteers stand ready to help those struggling to find money or workers.

Bob Lower worked with Hope Village and is now coordinating several church groups that are still in the region, hoping to help.

(Bob Lower, Flood Rebuilding Assistance) "We have six denominations and we have either money or physical support from them and we're in the process of filling in the very places where these homeowners weren't able to take care of their needs."

(Larry Frey, Council Member) "To lose your home is a terrible thing I know a lot of us on the council had the same thing and it's quite devastating when you lose everything you've been working for...(Bob Lower) "I lost my house and my church." (Larry Frey) "I think we should work hand in hand with the people that are trying to rebuild their homes and the people that are wanting to help them."

The council agreed to delay the requirement to remove the FEMA trailers as long as homeowners develop a plan to get them moved out.

Also tonight, a split council voted 7-to-6 to deny the permits needed for a new development north of Minot along Highway 83 near the Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Council members who voted against it said they were supporting the city planning staff that had recommended against the project's approval.

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