Thousands of homes flooded in N. Dakota

by Ben Hoffman

Floodwaters gushed Friday into Minot, North Dakota, inundating thousands of residences and businesses, with water reaching mailboxes in some places, officials said.

The Souris River surpassed the all-time high of 1,558 feet set in 1881, according to the National Weather Service. The level was 1,560.13 on Friday evening.

“This is by far the toughest we’ve seen,” said Battalion Chief John Hocking of the Minot Fire Department.

Between 3,000 and 4,000 homes were affected by the water, Hocking told CNN. “In some, up to the roofs.” Read more…


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