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June 27, 2011 - Flooding in Minot, ND

Minot, ND Before
Landsat 5
May 16, 2011
Minot, ND After
Landsat 7
June 25, 2011
Minot, ND Before
Minot, ND After
May 16, 2011 June 25, 2011
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Heavy rains in Canada caused historic flooding in Minot, North Dakota. The Landsat satellite images above reveal the extent of the flood. The Souris River, which flows through the middle of Minot, finally crested on June 26, but not before more than 4,000 homes and hundreds of businesses were flooded. About one-fourth of Minot's 40,000 residents evacuated the city. Residents expect a long recovery as the river slowly retreats.

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