Last Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Duluth flooding: Flash-flood emergency declared-Worst flood since 1972!

Disaster Report: Heavy rainfall and flooding continue in northeastern Minnesota. Flash-flood emergency declared in Duluth.

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Update 2012/06/21; 03:00 UTC
-The Red Cross has set up a shelter at First United Methodist Church in Duluth.
-Emergency crews rescued an 8-year-old boy in Proctor.
-Internet and cell-phone service is out in Two Harbors and elsewhere in Lake County.
-Several inbound flight cancelled by Duluth International Airport due to severe weather.
-Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will visit Duluth on Thursday to assess the flood damage.
-Below is photo of Cody Street, Duluth (source blogscitypages)

Heavy flooding in Duluth
-Heavy rainfall and flooding continue in northeastern Minnesota.
-Flash-flood emergency declared in Duluth
                     This is what Mike Stewart of National Weather Service said
"This is a first, at least for the area.
      We've never done a flash-flood emergency."

-It is believed to be the worst flood since 1972 in the Twin Ports area and along the north shore of Lake Superior.
-Sinkholes and mudslides were reported across the city. Above is the photo a car which fell into a huge sinkhole on Skyline Parkway in Duluth (source Duluth News Tribune)
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-Both the University of Minnesota campus in Duluth and the University of Wisconsin, Superior campus were closed Wednesday.
-Several animals at Lake Superior Zoo were killed by floods.

-Duluth is a port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and is the county seat of Saint Louis County.
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