- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 11, 2009

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A veterans home in North Dakota is being evacuating as a precaution due to expected flooding at the Sheyenne (shy-ANN’) River.

Officials at the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon say 38 residents from the skilled nursing unit are being taken to a Wahpeton (WAH’-pe-tuhn) nursing home on Saturday. The remaining 120 patients will remain until Tuesday when they are picked up by family or taken to a Valley City facility about 46 miles northwest of Lisbon.

Administrator Mark Johnson says the home is protected by sandbags and a dike but there’s still a flood threat.

North Dakota is preparing for more flooding along several rivers. The National Weather Service predicts the Sheyenne will hit 22 feet Tuesday in Valley City, or two feet higher than the 1882 record.

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