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Sirens sound as river tops levees in Minot


MINOT, N.D. — Sirens in the North Dakota city of Minot sounded five hours ahead of a looming deadline Wednesday morning as the bloated Souris River began to overtop levees

AP Photo/ The Forum, Teri Finneman

The Souris River passes near a home Tuesday in Minot, N.D. About 11,000 Minot residents are being ordered to leave their homes even earlier than expected this week as the river gets closer to swamping the North Dakota city with the worst flooding in four decades, officials said Tuesday.

The warning was followed by an announcement saying, "All residents must evacuate, Zones...

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