Weather's Dozen: 2011 Breaks U.S. Billion-Dollar Disaster Record
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Upper Midwest Flooding
Summer flooding due to melting of an above-average snowpack across the Northern Rocky Mountains combined with above-average precipitation caused the Missouri and Souris rivers to swell beyond their banks across the upper Midwest. Damage was estimated to exceed $2 billion and cause at least five deaths.
Here, emergency workers navigate a boat past a dump truck that is nearly covered by floodwater June 26, 2011 in Burlington, N.D.
An estimated 11,000 were evacuated from Minot, N.D., where some 4,000 homes and thousands of acres of farmland flooded.
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