For many, 2011 will be remembered as a year of wild weather. Storms were historic, deadly and costly.
A Minnesota company has landed a contract to repair levees along the Souris River in north central North Dakota that were damaged by major flooding earlier this year.
The first rotation of 120 Minnesota National Guard soldiers helping with the battle against Souris River flooding in Minot is wrapping up its work this week as the second two-week rotation heads in.
A man who met his future wife in Minot 43 years ago and helped battle the Souris River flood of 1969 is back helping out this year’s flood victims.
Minnesota National Guard soldiers will be helping with the battle against Souris River flooding in Minot.
Gus and Jane Krueger spent part of their 58th wedding anniversary in a McDonald’s restaurant, sipping chocolate milkshakes as a government agent provided a crash course in applying for assistance to salvage their flood-ravaged house.
The Souris River began a slow retreat from Minot on Sunday with no further flood damage in the city, but officials warned danger would remain for several days until the highest water passed.
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 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.