Photos Of Historic Souris River Floods Minot, June 24, 2011

25 06 2011

The Souris River broke the 130-year-old record high and kept going because of the heavy rains upstream and dam releases water to the rivers.

By Friday evening, the brownish river water had risen to more than four feet above historic 1969 flooding and topped the 1881 record by two feet.

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the Souris River is flowing over most levees in Minot.

National Guard personnel and members of the media watch as flood waters from the Souris River threaten residential property as flood water is over topping earthen dikes in Minot, North Dakota June 23, 2001. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

Flood waters reach the Amtrak Station in Minot, North Dakota June 24, 2011, as flood waters from the Souris River spill over levees and dikes. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

A neighbourhood is submerged in flood waters in Minot, North Dakota June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

A Conoco gas station remains protected with a levee in a business district in a flooded area of Minot, North Dakota, as flood water from the Souris River spills over levees and dikes June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

Workers inspect a flooded pedestrian walk way, as debris is trapped by the structure in Minot, North Dakota, June 24, 2011. Federal officials sharply increased plans to release more water on the swollen Souris River on Thursday, adding up to three feet to the expected peak of flooding at Minot, North Dakota, where thousands of homes already have been evacuated. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

Workers stand on a clay levy near a railroad bed washed out by flood waters in Minot, North Dakota June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

The Arrowhead Shopping Center is surrounded by sand bags and the flood waters of the Souris River Friday, June 24, 2011 in Minot, N.D. The Souris broke a more than 130-year-old record at noon when it measured 1,558.52 feet above sea level at the city's Broadway Bridge.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

A neighbourhood is submerged in flood waters in Minot, North Dakota June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

Flood waters wash out a railroad bed in Minot, North Dakota June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

Water from Lake Darling, bottom, passes through the Lake Darling Dam, left, and into the swollen Souris River Friday, June 24, 2011 about 19 miles west of Minot, N.D. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

In this aerial photo a pick-up truck with trailer drives on Highway 2 as flood waters from the Souris River flood a secondary road near Velva, N.D., Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Flood waters from the Souris River breech an earthen levee between a grain elevator and the 3rd Street bridge Friday, June 24, 2011 in Minot, N.D., North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the Souris River is flowing over most levees in Minot as it surges past a 130-year-old record level. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

In this aerial photo flood waters from the Souris River continue to rise and threaten the Highway 2 bypass on the east side of Minot, N.D. Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

In this aerial photo, patrons of the Souris Valley Golf Course, center, continue to play the shortened course as flood waters from the Souris River continue to rise Friday, June 24, 2011 in Minot, N.D. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Homes in Burlington, N.D., about nine miles northwest of Minot, N.D., sit surrounded by flood water from the Souris River as a stop sign and speed-limit sign peek above the surface on Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Dale Wetzel)

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The Missouri River Flooding In Pictures

22 06 2011

The Missouri River flooding is getting worse.

Flood water crest more and more levees.

The US Corps of Engineer had released water from dams along the river.

And in some place the levees were ruptured causing more water to flood the homes and farms.

This is another U.S. flood disaster after the very bad Mississippi River flooding last month.

Trees emerge from the flooded Missouri River as seen from the Council Bluffs, Iowa side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, June 21, 2011. Downtown Omaha, Nebraska is in the background. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

In this June 16, 2011 photo, Missouri River flood waters have finally reached a man-made second levee protecting the small town of Hamburg, Iowa. The river has been rising for weeks as the corps releases increasing amounts of water from its upstream dams to clear out heavy spring rain and snow melt. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

In this June 13, 2011, file photo the Missouri River floods farmland north of Hamburg, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, FILE)

Flood waters from the Missouri River cover Highway 333 near Interstate I-29 outside of town, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Hamburg, Iowa. The water level continues to rise and officials say that it should crest sometime later this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Flood waters from the nearby Missouri River cover a county highway, Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Hamburg, Iowa. The water level continues to rise and officials say that it should crest sometime later this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

A farmhouse and buildings sit surrounded by flood waters from the nearby Missouri River, Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Hamburg, Iowa. The water level continues to rise and officials say that it should crest sometime later this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

In this June 13, 2011, file photo the Missouri River floods farmland north of Hamburg, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Missouri River flooding, June 2011. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

A home is engulfed by flood water in Hamburg, Iowa, Monday, June 13, 2011. The rising Missouri River has ruptured two levees in northwest Missouri, sending torrents of flood waters over rural farmland toward the Iowa town of Hamburg and the Missouri resort town of Big Lake.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Vehicles travel on Interstate 29, north of Hamburg, Iowa, Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Interstate 29, north of Hamburg, Iowa, is down to one lane due to flooding from the Missouri River, Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

A grain silo is surrounded by flood waters Monday, June 13, 2011, near Beaver Laken Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

An aerial view of a ruptured levee near Hamburg, Iowa, bottom center, Monday, June 13, 2011, which was letting in water from the Missouri River. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Flooding along the Missouri River in this aerial photograph taken over the Anderson dance Pavilion and Spirit of Siouxland monument in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Communities along the Missouri River including Dakota Dunes, SD, Sioux City, Iowa, and South Sioux City, Nebr., are battling flooding in the wake of record high releases from upstream Missouri River reservoirs. Sioux City Journal photo by Tim Hynds

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Hurricane Beatriz Hits Mexico – Photos

21 06 2011

Hurricane Beatriz hit Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday.

It is a Category 1 hurricane.

The popular tourist ports of Acapulco and Manzanillo were closed ahead of the hurricane’s arrival.

There are hurricane warnings along the Mexican coast from Lazaro Cardenas northwestward to Cabo Corrientes. 

The Mexican government said the coastal states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco should prepare for 10- to 13-foot (3- to 4-meter) waves and 6 to 12 inches of rain.

A storm surge was expected to cause coastal flooding in the hurricane warning area.

Storm surge happens when the hurricane caused the sea to rise up higher than the ordinary sea level.

It can cause lots of damages especially if it happens during the high tide.

Hurricane Beatriz is the second hurricane of the 2011 Pacific season.

The first was Hurricane Adrian, which formed earlier this month.

This is a disaster as the heavy rains can cause floods and strong winds can damage buildings as well as causing very high waves.

A family prepares to leave Miramar beach after having a picnic before the arrival of Tropical Storm Beatriz in the Pacific resort city of Manzanillo, Mexico, Monday June 20, 2011. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beatriz is expected to become a hurricane Monday night or early Tuesday, brushing over Mexico's southwestern coast later that day before heading back out to sea. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

Cars swept into the ocean by high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz are pictured by the shore in Acapulco June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

People stand next to a car swept out to the shore after high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz broke inland in Acapulco June 20, 2011. Tropical Storm Beatriz drenched parts of Mexico's Pacific coast with heavy rains on Monday and has strengthened into a hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. REUTERS/Stringer

A person walks past an upturned car by the shore after the vehicle was swept into the ocean by high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz in Acapulco June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer.

An upturned car is pictured by the shore after it was swept into the ocean by high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz in Acapulco June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer





Photoes Of Earthquake And Tsunami In Japan (Photo)

12 03 2011

In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, a tsunami surge carrying debris sweeps between houses to reach poly tunnels on farmland near Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture Japan Friday March 11, 2011 following a massive earth quake. A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. Fires triggered by the quake burned out of control up and down the coast. (AP PHOTO/NHK TV)

On Friday 11th March 2011, a 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a huge tsunami hit northeast coast Japan.

At least 1,300 people were killed in the disaster.

A lot of people were hurt.

This s the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Japan and the 5th in the world.

Houses, buildings, vehicles, roads, farms and others were swept by the tsunami.

The disasters also caused fire and floods.

I am sad and sorry for the victims and their families.

In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, ships and boats are washed ashore in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefectur, Japan Friday March 11, 2011. (AP PHOTO/NHK TV)

Houses are in flame while the Natori river is flooded over the surrounding area by tsunami tidal waves in Natori city, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, March 11, 2011, after strong earthquakes hit the area. (AP Photo/Yasushi Kanno, The Yomiuri Shimbun)

In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, a tsunami surge sweeps cars, boats and other debris against a building in Miyaku City, Iwate Prefecture Japan Friday March 11, 2011. (AP PHOTO/NHK TV)

A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011.

Swirls of waves approach to a coast in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yasushi Nagao)

Swirls of waves approach to a coast in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011 after a powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yasushi Nagao)

Houses burn at night following an earthquake in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except for the mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. REUTERS/KYODO

A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline.

Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

People who were left inside a building ride on a container as they are rescued in Kesennuma, northern Japan Saturday, March 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

A ship lifted up onto shore after an earthquake and tsunami is seen in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast on Saturday, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed at least 1,000 people. REUTERS/Kyodo

A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except for the mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.







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