Flood recovery already a topic in Bismarck-Mandan

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The bloated Missouri River is expected to cause flood problems well into the summer in the Bismarck-Mandan area, but officials already are beginning to think about the recovery.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that Mayor John Warford has asked the city administrator, assistant city administrator and city attorney to name a recovery team.

Training also is planned at a local church later this month for cleanup volunteers. Topics will include everything from cleaning and sanitizing to safety issues. Officials with Lutheran Disaster Response and the North Dakota State University Extension Service will present the training.

A flood hotline for residents of Bismarck and Burleigh County also has reduced its hours because of fewer calls, and now is open only during business hours.