The Souris River has breached most of the levees, rising to levels not seen in 130 years. Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced that the federal government has gone on alert for emergency resources.
June 27, 2011 Floodwater from the Souris River surrounds homes in Burlington, N.D., near Minot, N.D. Just 375 of the 4,000 homes in flooded areas were insured for floods, FEMA spokesman John Ashton said. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Buy Photo