Minot Native Shows Flood Disaster in Photos

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A National Guard spokesman says floodwaters are slowly receding in Minot, N.D., where more than 4,000 homes were flooded.

One place still fighting floodwaters is the Little Flower Catholic Church. Local volunteers and church members are praying the sandbags keep the water out.

They displayed their faith by displaying a cloth banner with the words "In God We Trust."

CBN News spoke with Photojournalist Kyle Martin, who captured images of the flooding. He is a Minot native and was able to take a tour of the flood with National Guard troops.

He told us what images stand out most in his mind.

"It was really hard, and I'm going try to hold it together while I'm talking about it. I was probably flying over the neighborhood I grew up in and the neighborhood where my grandparents still live in," he explained. "It's the historic neighborhood of Minot Eastwood Park."

Martin shared more about the situation in Minot on the CBN News Channel's Midday News, June 28.

IN PICTURES:  View pictures of the devastion from the flooding in Minot, N.D. Photos taken by Kyle W. Martin, special to CBN News.

"And flying over that, I didn't recognize it from the air because of all the water. I just didn't recognize it, and I lived there for 20 years," he said.

"And when we did the second pass, seeing my grandparents' house under water -- that is the house my great-great grandfather built, and I lived there and my grandparents lived there," he said.

"And just seeing how far under water it is and seeing how devastated so many people are in Minot. I've seen a lot in my life, but this was my own backyard this was personal to me," Martin said.

IN PICTURES:  View pictures of the devastion from the flooding in Minot, N.D. Photos taken by Kyle W. Martin, special to CBN News.

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