When rising waters threatened North Dakota residents near the Missouri and Souris rivers in 2011, Basin Electric employees stepped in to help.
Multiple shovels filling sandbags. Employees working to move families’ belongings away from rising waters. A line of FEMA manufactured homes Basin Electric and Verendrye Electric helped secure housing for people in need.
These are images that might come to mind when thinking back to 2011. They help paint a picture of what cooperatives are all about, helping their communities.
Follow the links below to revisit some of the moments from the 2011 floods.
May 25, 2011: Basin Electric employees join the flood fight
May 26, 2011: Flood waters on the way to Bismarck, Mandan
May 27, 2011: Basin Electric employees fight Missouri River flood
June 11, 2012: Electric cooperatives power once-flooded park
June 29, 2011: Cooperatives give $50,000 toward flood relief in Minot, ND
July 1, 2011: Basin Electric employee thankful for flood fight support
July 5, 2011: Basin Electric wind technician saves his home
July 7, 2011: South Dakota board gets close to Oahe Dam flood water
July 26, 2011: Basin Electric, Verendrye helping FEMA help flood victims