Photo: A newly reconstructed home in Minot, ND. Finished in July 2013 by DSW Homes.

Minot, North Dakota Disaster RecoveryMinot, North Dakota Disaster Recovery — April 2013 – Present

In June 2011, Minot, North Dakota was overrun with flood waters when the Souris River overflowed the local levees after heavy rainfall and the spring snow melt, breaking a 130-year-old flood record. As a result, over 4,000 homes in the area were flooded and it was the first FEMA declared Level 5 disaster since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

With experience in disaster recovery and a desire to help the residents of Minot, DSW Homes opened our office in Minot in April 2013 and as of August 2013 we have been awarded 69 homes as part of the city of Minot’s Homeowner Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program. Of those 69 homes, 35 have been completed and 34 are in the preconstruction stages or currently under construction.