May 21, 2013 at 10:19 am
Record rainfall is forcing some northeastern North Dakota residents from their homes.
Water from a creek and water that's moving overland has flooded Crystal, a Pembina County town of about 160 people. County Emergency Manager Andrew Kirking says some residents have evacuated.
Heavy rainfall over the past couple of days has pushed up creeks and rivers across North Dakota. The National Weather Service says several cities set rainfall records Sunday and Monday. Grand Forks has received around three inches to date.
A dam on the Tongue River in Pembina County was also threatened by floodwaters, but Kirking says officials are confident they can save it.
The Red River is expected to approach 32 feet in Grand Forks / East Grand Forks by Saturday.
AP & KNOX
Temp: 16°F (-9°C)
Wind: 13mph N