STAFF BLOG THE DULLUM FILE Relaying Thanks
I don't know why exactly but I've always felt comfortable in Grafton. Never more so than tonight. Even when the lights went outduring yet another downpour while I was speaking at the opening ceremonie... Posted on 6/7/13 at 9:25 PM
As Grafton residents prepare for more rain, there's still major clean up happening from the last bout. Nearly 80 percent of homes in Grafton have some sort of damage, from water saturating basements to cracked foundations.
The city of Grafton has announced an emergency declaration for the second time this spring. 500 homes have been affected by some kind of water in Grafton and as the rain stops residents can finally finish cleaning up.
Sump pumps in thousands of basements continue to run in Northeastern North Dakota as more rain hits the region. One of the hardest hit towns is Grafton, where it's estimated half of the basements had at least some level of water in their basement.
Many home owners in Grafton have weeks or months of work ahead of them, repairing their flooded basements. Heavy rains with saturated grounds and overloaded city lift stations resulted in water pouring into dozens of homes.
Two days of heavy rains has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for Walsh County until 1:00 tomorrow afternoon. Flood problems are mounting across much of northeastern North Dakota after nearly five inches of rain fell near Park River in the past 24 hours.
The Grafton baseball team is headed back to the North Dakota Class B baseball tournament. The Spoilers were runner-ups the past two seasons. Grafton plays Minot Bishop Ryan in the late game on Thursday in Mandan.
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