1997 Flood "By the Number"
In total the 1997 Flood caused an estimated $1.5 Billion in damages to Grand Forks. 83 percent of the residential property in the city had some sort of damage. The fact that Grand Forks has not only rebuilt after the flood but has thrived is a testament to our citizens and volunteers who helped us get back on our feet.
After the fire during the 1997 Flood damaged or destroyed 11 buildings, the city was in need of commercial space in the downtown area. In 1999 the city completed the "Corporate Center" on the corner of Demers Ave. and 4th St. The Corporate Center replaced nearly all of the lost commercial space that was lost during the flood in downtown Grand Forks.