North Dakota flood fight far from over
The flood waters in Minot, North Dakota, crested this past weekend.
June 27th, 2011
11:24 AM ET

North Dakota flood fight far from over

Minot and other North Dakota cities dealing with record flooding will continue to be threatened by the Souris River for days to come, even though the water is no longer rising along parts of the river, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commander said Monday.

Although the river crested in Minot early Sunday morning, it has only dropped a fraction of an inch since leaving crews with the tense, around-the-clock job of constantly inspecting and shoring up emergency levees built to protect critical structures, said Lt. Col. Kendall Bergmann, deputy district engineer for the Corps' St. Paul District.

"We're 99% complete, but it's an ongoing fight," Bergmann said Monday.

The river had crested in Minot and appeared to be cresting in the downstream community of Velva, Bergmann said. The remaining communities along the U.S. portion of the river - which begins in Canada and loops back into that country downstream of Minot - do not appear threatened, he said.

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  1. James

    wow

    June 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. THThite

    haha! 😀

    June 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT

    wow all my comments got banned and not one curse word or anything...

    June 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. HECTOR THE MEXICAN MAGICIAN

    why dont the get the firefighters to help with the flood...?

    June 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. EVIL MISSOURI BIRD KILLER

    99% done.. it's the last 1% that takes forever to get done..

    June 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. pedro'

    I glad it no flooding here in Guadalahara. We have many burrito y taco. Taco es muy bueno. Si' ?

    June 27, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    No guacamole today?

    June 27, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    XX.

    June 27, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. leeintulsa

    I think canada should pay to clean this one up.. After all, that's where the water's coming from..

    June 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Josh

    The worst thing about all that we are seeing in the world is...it's not enough! That is to make people see what the bible says is true. Nobody can with definity tell me another time in history that compares with this time; earthquakes, natural disaters, floods, tornadoes, fires, wars, diseases, perversions...I could go on! Gay Marraige...what took so long? Bible talks about when they will call evil-good & good-evil. This is not a blog that would hit the news but to whomever it does I hope it open your eyes. You want answers? I know the answer! Like the bible says those earthquakes you saw...ha! Just the beginning... "God if only one person reads this blog let them be curious enough to ask some questions. But after all the questions, I pray they ask the question what must I do to be saved? Answer: 1.confess with your mouth the lord Jesus(ask him to be your lord &savior) 2. Believe in your heart that God raise him from the dead. That simple! Simply he died so that we might have life! IM JUST KEEPIN IT HONEST!

    June 27, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      No.

      June 28, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
    • FaithFulServant

      Amen Josh............ and let All the Glory go to the one true King.............

      June 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ThomasLlewis

    With alll the flooding that has taking place, no one ever talks about MOLD. Every time you have any excess of water, you have MOLD. This is very bad for peoples health. Would someone please get the news to the people so they don't get sick.
    Thank you Tom:

    June 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |