The June 2011 summer flood in Minot, North Dakota, devastated nearly half the city’s homes. Could the disaster have been avoided? And what is being done to assure it doesn’t happen again?
Minot: Rebuilding Dreams chronicles Minot’s recovery and mitigation efforts to present a portrait of a city on the road to recovery.
Colonel Michael Price from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gregg Wiche from the U.S. Geological Survey, Tom Carroll from FEMA in Denver, and members of the International Souris River Board offer their perspectives.
The one-hour documentary also features the residents who are coping and rebuilding their city, including many who still live in the massive FEMA trailer park on the outskirts of town.
This DVD also includes part one of the two-part Minot series, Minot: When the Water Recedes, which premiered in September 2011, and a 30-minute update filmed in May 2013 with Prairie Public news director Dave Thompson; Minot Mayor Curt Zimbelman; and Lt. Col. Kendall Bergmann, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Producers: Matt Olien and Dave Thompson
Editor: Cassie Larson
Videographer: Dave Geck
Executive Producer: Bob Dambach
Captioning: Armour Captioning
Production funding provided by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and by the members of Prairie Public.