Duluth and the Northland are feeling the brunt of the winter storm. Heavy, wet, snow is keeping plows busy and high winds are whipping up 15-foot waves on Lake Superior.
It’s been one year since 10 inches of rain washed out streets, homes and businesses in Duluth — even the zoo was hit. Since then, residents have made great progress, but much work remains.
One year ago, Minnesota’s northland experienced some of the worst flooding it had seen in years. Heavy rain came so fast that roads washed away, creating large sinkholes. More than 3,000 homes were damaged. One year later, Duluth and the surrounding areas are still rebuilding.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is standing by its denial of flood aid for individuals and businesses in northeastern Minnesota.
Money is on the way to help Minnesota recover from the flooding in the northland.
People dealing with damage from the Northland flooding are starting to get a sense for the amount of work and money it will take to recover.
At Big Sandy Lake, the water is up 6 feet, 6 inches and it’s still rising. The lake can’t drain into the Mississippi River as it usually does, because the river is swollen from last week’s storms.
The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents that law enforcement across the county are alert and are being vigilant to keep potential thieves and looters away from the flood zones.
Minnesota’s vacation-land, Aitkin County, is rolling out a water-logged welcome mat.
Heavy rain caused widespread flooding in parts of northern Minnesota.