Friday, June 22, 2012

Aftermath of historic Duluth flooding

Rain continued into the day on June 20th, and finally ended when a strong cold front moved through Wednesday afternoon.


Officially, another 3.10 inches of rainfall was added Wednesday, bringing the total to 7.24 inches over the two days. However, many locations around Duluth saw as much as 10 inches of rain.



The Duluth radar shows where the heaviest rain occurred during the historic flood event.  The North Shore to Aitkin County has been declared a disaster area.  Duluth Mayor Don Ness believes that damage from the flooding will be $100 million region-wide.


The mayor claims that “Duluth and the region is open for business … Duluth is safe”, but visitors must be very careful traveling on roadways.  Many of them are compromised with unstable foundations from the flooding.  Sinkholes and washouts are still possible on city roads, even after the rain.  Canal Park is said to be safe to visit, but areas on Duluth’s hillside are still experiencing flooding.  If you are planning to travel to Duluth soon, stay safe!


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