Oct. 9, 2015 08:22

Rain Damage Could Have Been Prevented

Severe thunderstorms in North Dakota have caused more than $200,000 in damage to the Bismarck Event Center. The lobby was flooded with several inches of muddy rainwater, damaging six wooden doors and a few electrical boxes; $100,000 of the damages was for new carpet.

Although the City Commission is waiting on a report from the Center’s architect to determine what led to the flooding problems, Commissioner Josh Askvig has his own theory. “The side hill didn’t have grass seed,” he said.

“That was supposed to be there a number of weeks ago. Not all of the stormwater reduction measures were in place. They are in place now.”

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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