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Duluth Flooding: Comparing historic floods of 1972 with worst 2012

Disaster Report: Duluth historic floods of 1972 and 2012 bears many similarities.

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Duluth is a port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and is the county seat of Saint Louis County.
From June 19-20 2012, Duluth experienced the worst flood in its history.
Similar flood damage occurred to streets and sewers in many of the same places of Duluth in 1972.

Duluth Worst Floods of 2012
From June 19-20 2012 / Duluth, MN

A car into a huge sinkhole on Skyline Parkway in Duluth (source Duluth News Tribune)
*Nine inches of rain throughout the course of thirty hours.
*Mayor Don Ness declared a State of Emergency. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton also declared a State of Flood Emergency sending the National Guard and the Red Cross to assist in the relief efforts.
*Several sink holes popped up throughout the city.
*The Lake Superior Zoo flooded. Many zoo animals killed.
*Flood damages estimated at $100 Million
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Duluth Historic Floods of 1972
August 20th, 1972 / Duluth, MN


 *Three inches of rain fell in just a two hour period (Time: 3:00 am to 4:30 am; Date: August 20th, 1972)
*President Richard Nixon declared the area a Federal Disaster in Duluth, Minnesotta.
*Damages total $18 million.

September 20th, 1972 / Duluth, MN
*10 hours of continuous rainfall caused flooding in the LIttle Falls, MN area.
*Flood damages were estimated at $20 million.

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In 1972, three major storms sent millions of gallons of water pouring down Duluth’s hillsides, washing out roads, yards and homes.

Source: NOAA, Wikipedia, Duluth News Tribune and others

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