2nd crest forecast at Souris River in Minot

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota National Guard commander says a second crest was expected Sunday for the flooding Souris River at Minot.

The Souris in Minot crested on June 2 at 1,554 feet above sea level, but it's rising again. Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk (SPRIN'-suh-NAH'-tik) says the river was expected to crest about a foot lower than the earlier crest.

Spryncznatyk says flood control measures are in place and several hundred Guard soldiers are still on duty in the city. He says there was no immediate danger.

About 10,000 Minot residents who were evacuated on May 31 have been allowed back into their homes but also have been told to be ready to leave again if necessary.