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North Dakota National Guard vehicles patrol one of the mandatory evacuation zones in Minot. The patrols help ensure that all residents have evacuated their homes and to provide assistance in the threatened areas of the Souris River that has topped its levees banks. Photo by Senior Master Sgt. David Lipp / North Dakota National Guard 119th Wing

SLOW-MOVING DISASTER: Sirens sound as Souris tops levees

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MINOT, N.D. - Water keeps coming, and it's coming fast.

At a press conference Wednesday evening, officials said the swollen Souris River will likely crest two to three days earlier than expected, about 7 feet higher than the record-making 1969 flood and 5 feet higher than ever recorded, but will remain at record levels for five to six days.

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The river is expected to crest on Sunday.

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