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Overland flooding forces 8 Rolette County families to evacuate

Overland flooding in Rolette County forced the evacuation late Sunday of eight families, according to the American Red Cross. Two families have been placed in the Bilmar Motel in Rolla, N.D., while six families are staying temporarily with family...

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Overland flooding in Rolette County forced the evacuation late Sunday of eight families, according to the American Red Cross.

Two families have been placed in the Bilmar Motel in Rolla, N.D., while six families are staying temporarily with family or friends.

The families were living in mobile homes that were damaged by two feet of water Sunday, according to the Red Cross in Fargo.

The Rolette County Emergency Management office and sheriff's department planned to be on the scene this morning for a damage assessment.

No additional information was immediately available.

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