Floodwater from the Souris River surrounds homes in Burlington, N.D., on June 27, near Minot, N.D. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
Floodwater from the Souris River surrounds homes on the right, as others sit dry in Minot, N.D., on June 27. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
The sign on the Red Cross building is reflected in flood waters near the Souris River in Minot, N.D., on June 27. Dirty debris-laden Souris River floodwaters were slowly receding on June 27 from Minot, North Dakota, where thousands of displaced residents may wait weeks before they can survey extensively damaged homes. Allen Fredrickson/Reuters
Lynn Wunderlich sits on his front porch with a sign his wife and daughter made thanking the soldiers and volunteers for their help in battling flooding near the Souris River in Minot, N.D., on June 27. Allen Fredrickson/Reuters
Canadian Geese move onto neighborhood lawns near the Souris River as flood waters recede in Minot, N.D., on June 27. Allen Fredrickson/Reuters
Painting on a street outlines where flood waters from the Souris River were when it crested at 1,561.72 feet above sea level in Minot, N.D., on June 27. Allen Fredrickson/Reuters
National Guard soldiers run for cover after hooking up a 600 pound sandbag to be transported by a UH60 Blackhawk Helicopter to be used for a levee protecting a Minot public school in Minot, N.D., near the Souris River, June 27. Allen Fredrickson/Reuters
Michael Haugen (l.) evacuated from his home flooded by the Souris River, holds his grandson Quinn as Quinn's mother Leslie Berge holds her son's hand during a church service for three Lutheran congregations held at The Vegas Hotel on June 26, in Minot, North Dakota. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple speaks with people who are waiting to apply for disaster relief at the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Minot, N.D., on June 27. Allen Fredrickson/Reuters
Floodwaters from the Souris River surround homes and a back hoe on 3rd St. N.W. near Minot State University on June 27, in Minot, North Dakota. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
Broadway Ave., one of three roads that span the swollen Souris River, remains open to only flood-fighting equipment on June 27, in Minot, North Dakota. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
This June 25 satellite image provided by GeoEye shows flooding due to the cresting of the Souris River in Minot, North Dakota. Minot Mayor Curt Zimbelman says demolition might be the only solution for nearly one-fifth of the homes in the city that have been damaged by Souris River flooding. GeoEye/AP
At least 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees have entered Turkey since Thursday after Islamic State militants surrounded a Kurdish stronghold in northern Syria. Some are calling for US airstrikes to stop the group's advance.
ByDominique Soguel, Correspondent
Tens of thousands of Syrians have crossed into Turkey in recent days, fleeing an Islamic State offensive that has opened up another front in Syria's civil war as the US weighs a bombing campaign there.