North Dakota

Thursday, June 23, 2011
The levees held but overflowed, triggering flood evacuation sirens. As 12,000 people attempted to flee, countless roads sat underwater. So did 3,000 homes and entire neighborhoods. Hundreds of people took to makeshift shelters at a university and Minot Air Force Base. Burlington, a town of 1,000 that was founded in 1883, lost nearly half of its infrastructure. “Weʼre no longer able to save the city,” Burlingtonʼs mayor told CBS news. The record flooding of 1969 had been broken.

State Information

North Dakota Department of Emergency Services

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting

North Dakota Citizen Corps Council
410 E Front Ave
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 223-3518

Last Updated: 08/20/2019