The Souris River broke a more than 130-year-old record at noon when it measured 1,558.52 feet above sea level at the city’s Broadway Bridge. That was about 9. 5 feet above flood stage and a half-foot higher than the record set in 1881.
Watching the Souris River creep over roads and into neighborhoods has amounted to slow torture for North Dakota’s fourth-largest city. In the next two days, Minot officials expect the waterway to roar.
The fight against summer flooding is on in Minot, North Dakota — and it’s one tough battle.
The Souris River continues to rise in Minot, N.D., and residents are evacuating.
Many of the thousands who have fled their homes as the Souris River spills into the North Dakota city of Minot have been scrambling to relocate in a region that boasts few vacancies in even the best of times, thanks largely to the state’s oil boom.
Sirens in the North Dakota city of Minot sounded five hours ahead of a looming deadline Wednesday morning as the bloated Souris River began to overtop levees.
A man convicted of murder less than two weeks ago has been found dead in his Chippewa County Jail cell.