Survey aims to address flood recovery efforts still needed in Northland

By KBJR News 1

April 24, 2014 Updated Apr 24, 2014 at 7:14 PM CDT

Carlton Co., MN (NNCNOW.com) - Snowmelt in the Arrowhead Region is only adding volume to an already rising Saint Louis River.

It's that scene along Highway 210 in Carlton and Thomson that's reminding Northlanders of the devastation left in the wake of the 2012 floods, and the homes still in need of repairs.

Regional flood recovery spokespeople are asking those affected by the floods to complete a survey, which is now available on–line.

It asks residents about the home rebuilding process, along with stress and financial issues that came in the wake of the flood.

According to Long Term Recovery Manager Drew Digby, 90% of people have completed the majority of their post–flood home repairs.

"But everyone kind of left one project.. to do," said Digby Thursday, "a room that they don't use very often, work in their yard. They want to do something better with their drainage to... stop things from happening in the future."

It's estimated that Northlanders had to take on a collective $20 million of additional debt to pay for home and property repairs, most of it which still needs to be repaid.

To fill out the survey:


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