12,000 people in Minot, N.D., have been left homeless as the Souris River has risen to record levels.
Hundreds fled into Lebanon Saturday as the Syrian regime's military overtook a town near that border and another near the Turkish border.
Din Mohammad Darwaish, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said that many more could have died, too, as people were buried in the rubble.
$3.6 million are said to be at play.
Bonner rose to prominence through work with her husband in the Russian dissident and human rights movement.
The nationalities of the dead not yet released.
Entire ethnic group at risk of disappearance.
Libya said the dead civilians included three children, the BBC reported.
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard worried levees won't hold.
"I saw shabbiha [pro-Assad gunmen] setting fire to two houses," a lawyer in the Jisr-al-Shughour region told Reuters.
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