Severe rainstorms left North Sioux City, South Dakota with flooding today. Roadways were flooded and FEMA and other government agencies are preparing for potential flooding along the Missouri River.
In Minot, North Dakota, severe flooding in Ward County is occurring due to the release of water from Lake Darling. FEMA reports that the Canadian reservoirs are flowing into Lake Darling which will continue to so and will peak at 20,250 cfs on June 27.
Minot has a population of 41,000, and there currently is a mandatory evacuation issued for 10,000-12,000 of the city’s residents. This evacuation notice was re-issued for the same areas as before. Residents living near the Souris River have also been given an evacuation notice for today. Emergency officials are concerned that some of the Minot levees will fail, so they are building secondary dikes and using sandbags in an attempt to hold back the river water.
By: Mark Williams