Flooding in Duluth Area 21 Jun 12

After what some have called “Century Flooding,” water levels are still dangerously high around Duluth, Carlton and points along the North Shore.
More than 10-inches of rain fell in some areas of the Northland in recent days, causing massive flooding from rivers and streams that empty into Lake Superior.

Minnesota Emergency Management Director Kris Eide says they’re sending up a team to take an initial look at damage to roadways and some of the public infrastructure.

The governor declared a State Of Emergency on Wednesday and authorized the National Guard to help in flood-fighting and evacuation efforts. Governor Mark Dayton plans to visit the area today (Thursday).

After several incidents where people almost got swept away by strong currents, the city of Duluth is again warning residents to stay away froms treams, culverts and standing water. Many roads, including portions of Interstate-35 and Highway-61 along the North Shore, are still closed because of high water and erosion.