This is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
As msnbc.com reported:
At 11 a.m. local time, the Souris tied the 1881 record after rising 11 inches in the previous hour. It should rise as much as 6 or 7 feet higher over the weekend, fed by heavy rain upstream and water releases from Canadian reservoirs.
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In this aerial photo flood waters from the Souris River continue to rise and threaten the Highway 2 bypass on the east side of Minot, N.D. June 24. North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the Souris River is flowing over most levees in Minot as it surges past a 130-year-old record level.
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A homemade measuring stick marks feet above the ground as the Souris River floodwaters rise in Minot, N. D. June 24. Reports state that the flood waters are expected to crest in Minot late June 25 or early June 26.
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North Dakota Army National Guard Sgt. Chris Franck naps in the Burlington, N.D., fire hall, about nine miles northwest of Minot, N.D., after a shift on flood duty on Friday, June 24. The National Guard was helping flood victims in the North Dakota community of Burlington, where at least one-third of its 1,000 residents have been forced to evacuate because of flooding in the nearby Souris River.