As of Friday, the National Guard has contributed 38,264 work days to the flood fight in North Dakota and more than 400,000 man-hours.
Here's some other statistics of work done by N.D. and out-of-state Guard, supplied by the North Dakota National Guard:
- During the duration of the flood operation since mid-March, 20,000 hotel rooms have been used by Guard members.
- Conducted 36 rescue missions.
- More than 60 people evacuated with Guard assistance.
- More than 30 communities assisted.
The 60,000 pounds of salt spread by UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to break up ice jams equates to the amount 181 million people would consume in a day.
The 105,395 flight miles of rotary wing and fixed-wing aircraft from N.D. and out-of-state Guard equates to:
- More than four times around the world.
- More than 77,000 gallons of fuel used (gas, diesel, jet).
- Logistics costs are more than $7 million.
Eight minutes is the average response time of one of the National Guard's quick-reaction forces moving from the staging area to the site of a leak, breach or other need.
Currently, about 1,300 N.D. National Guard members are on duty across North Dakota, assisted by about 40 U.S. Coast Guardsmen and about 20 Minnesota Army National Guardsmen.
The Guard is continuing to provide assistance to civilian authorities concentrating on communities with severe and imminent flooding threats including Jamestown, Valley City, LaMoure County, Lisbon, Kindred, Neche, Harwood, Davenport, and surrounding areas in southeastern North Dakota.
Although the imminent flooding threat is currently posed by the Sheyenne and Jamestown rivers, the N.D. National Guard continues to be vigilant in evaluating flood situations in stabilized areas such as Fargo, Grand Forks, Wahpeton and Pembina in the Red River Valley and communities in the Minot area.
Guard officials said they are carefully planning their drawdown of forces, but only with close coordination with local, state and federal authorities.