Record rainfall is starting to force some northeastern North Dakota residents from their homes.
Water from the Park River and Cart Creek and water that is moving overland is threatening homes in Crystal, a Pembina County town of about 150 people. Officials began urging some residents to leave Monday night. Forum Communications reports that no one has been hurt. A shelter has been set up in the nearby town of Cavalier.
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. Some roads across the state are threatened by floodwaters.
The weather service has posted a flood watch for the eastern part of the state through Tuesday.