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Souris River Crests in Minot, North Dakota

In the city of Minot, N.D., the Souris River appears to have crested on June 26 at roughly 6.5 feet above major flood stage, which...
June 29, 2011

In the city of Minot, N.D., the Souris River appears to have crested on June 26 at roughly 6.5 feet above major flood stage, which is approximately 2 feet below the anticipated peak of 8.5 feet. However, Mayor Curt Zimmerman reports that more than 4,000 homes have been flooded in an evacuation zone of communities closest to the river. City spokesman Dean Lenertz said new estimates of flood losses are being prepared. In the nearby town of Burlington, more than half of its 1,000 residents left to escape the river, while the small town of Sawyer was under a mandatory evacuation order on June 25 after the Souris flowed over the main dike.

Read more on the flooding in North Dakota: Flooding Damages Thousands of N.D. Homes (Insurance Journal 6/27/11)

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