Flooding in Minot, North Dakota [PHOTOS]

 @ibtimes on June 26 2011 11:20 PM

Houses are submerged in flood waters in Minot, North Dakota as the Souris River spills over levees and dikes. Flood projections forecast about 18 more inches (46 cm) of water before levels begin dropping.

Flood waters reach the Amtrak Station in Minot, North Dakota

Flood waters reach the Amtrak Station in Minot, North Dakota June 24, 2011, as flood waters from the Souris River spill over levees and dikes Reuters

Newer houses on the southwest side of Minot, North Dakota, are seen submerged in flood waters

Newer houses on the southwest side of Minot, North Dakota, are seen submerged in flood waters June 25, 2011. The rapidly rising Souris River poured over flood defenses in North Dakota, overwhelming efforts to delay the deluge and forcing the immediate evacuation of thousands of homes. Flood projections have forecasted about 18 more inches of water before levels begin dropping. Reuters

Houses in Minot, North Dakota are seen submerged in flood waters

Houses in Minot, North Dakota are seen submerged in flood waters June 25, 2011. The rapidly rising Souris River poured over flood defenses in North Dakota, overwhelming efforts to delay the deluge and forcing the immediate evacuation of thousands of homes. Flood projections have forecasted about 18 more inches of water before levels begin dropping. Reuters

A dump truck is seen in flood waters in Sawyer, North Dakota, near the Souris River

A dump truck is seen in flood waters in Sawyer, North Dakota, near the Souris River June 25, 2011. Flood projections forecast about 18 more inches (46 cm) of water before levels begin dropping. Reuters

Houses in Minot, North Dakota are lost to floods, as the Souris River spills over levees and dikes

Houses in Minot, North Dakota are lost to floods, as the Souris River spills over levees and dikes June 25, 2011. Flood projections forecast about 18 more inches (46 cm) of water before levels begin dropping. Reuters

Strong water currents hit a house in Minot, North Dakota, as the Souris River spills over levees and dikes

Strong water currents hit a house in Minot, North Dakota, as the Souris River spills over levees and dikes June 25, 2011. Flood projections forecast about 18 more inches (46 cm) of water before levels begin dropping. Reuters

A man sitting in a Sheriff's Department airboat prepares to go out to assist in the removal of a steel pedestrian bridge in Minot, North Dakota

A man sitting in a Sheriff's Department airboat prepares to go out to assist in the removal of a steel pedestrian bridge in Minot, North Dakota, as a double rainbow is seen in the background following heavy rainfall, and the Souris River spills over levees and dikes June 25, 2011. The bridge was blocking debris and contributing to the erosion of the clay levee. Reuters

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