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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in the Duluth area Tuesday assessing damage from the floods last week.

It’s the first step to getting federal money to help with the clean-up. While river levels continue falling near Duluth, water continues to rise in places south and west.

The Mississippi River in Aiktin is more than six feet above flood stage, and doesn’t crest until at least tomorrow. And Big Sandy Reservoir is rising. Nearby, water is flowing over Highway 65 with only a single lane of traffic getting through.

Around the lake, cabins, roads and boatlifts are underwater. The Army Corp Dam, which controls the lake, can’t let any more water out.

A lot of flood debris that spilled into Lake Superior is now starting to wash ashore in Duluth. People who live along the shoreline say they’re seeing everything from trash and trees to dead animals and storage sheds.

You can help families affected by the flooding by donating to relief organizations. Call 1-800 RED-CROSS or 1-800 SAL-ARMY.

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