June 19th, 2012 Storm Photos

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June 19th, 2012 Storm Photos

Postby PaddlerJimmy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:54 pm

Flooding swamps Duluth, drowns zoo animals
by Miguel Llanos, msnbc.com
updated 2012-06-20T17:59:41


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A car is stuck in a sinkhole as floodwaters rush down a street in Duluth, Minn., early Wednesday. Andrew Krueger / The Duluth News-Tribune via AP


Several animals at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, Minn., drowned overnight when torrential rain caused flooding across the city, swamping roads and sending sewage spilling outside overflow tanks.

"We have 11 confirmed dead animals, most of them barnyard animals," zoo marketing director Holly Henry told msnbc.com. "Two thirds of the zoo is under water."

All but one of the zoo's barnyard animals died, zoo spokeswoman Keely Johnson said in a statement earlier. That included the zoo's donkey, goats and sheep.

"Our entire staff is devastated," added Peter Pruett, the zoo's director of animal management.

More animals might have drowned but the flooding has prevented a count, Johnson told the Duluth News Tribune. The raven and vulture cages are among the areas still under water.

The zoo's seal was able to swim out of its exhibit and was found on nearby Grand Avenue, the newspaper reported.

The polar bear also got out but was quickly darted and is safe in quarantine, Johnson said. None of the zoo's dangerous animals got outside the zoo's perimeter fence, she added.

Police helped locate Berlin, the female polar bear, the Associated Press reported. "Even though it's a large white object, it's pretty nerve racking," police spokesman Jim Hansen said.

Dozens of people commented on the zoo's Facebook page, most expressing sadness but some anger over what they felt was inadequate precautions by the zoo, which is next to a creek that has flooded before.

A 2010 flood was the worst in memory, the zoo said at the time. But in that event no animals died or were hurt and only one had to be moved.

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This damage Wednesday was on Duluth's Olney Street. Bob King / Duluth News Tribune


Mayor Don Ness on Wednesday morning declared a state of emergency in the city.

"There is another band of rain on our way, so it is likely to get worse before it gets better," he said.

Much of Duluth, population 86,000, is spread along a steep hillside overlooking Lake Superior so the water speeds downhill, carrying debris with it, Ness said.

"There are certainly reports of streets being washed out, but the more significant problems are as the water comes over the ridge and starts rushing down the hill, overwhelming our storm systems, overwhelming our culvert system and creating that forward momentum of rushing water," Ness said. "That's where the most significant problems are being felt."

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This car fell into a huge sinkhole on Skyline Parkway in Duluth. Bob King / Duluth News Tribune


"It's a mess. There are too many intersections to even list that are closed," Hansen said.

Sinkholes and mudslides were reported across the city. Many homeowners saw flooded basements while others got it even worse.

"Unbelievable. You expect blizzards in Duluth," homeowner Darrin Berg told the Duluth News Tribune. "You don’t expect floods."

Berg saw water from a nearby creek reach his first-floor windows.

The record rain also caused the city's new sewage overflow system to fail.

"We don’t even know the extent of it yet because it’s too dangerous to be out checking in some spots," Karen Anderson, a spokeswoman for the sanitation district, told the newspaper.
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Re: June 19th, 2012 Storm Photos

Postby Jack Bursack » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:19 pm

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This morning. The east side of my building...


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Northeast corner.... Shortly before the fire dept evacuated us.
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Re: June 19th, 2012 Storm Photos

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Re: June 19th, 2012 Storm Photos

Postby PaddlerJimmy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:33 pm

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Miller Creek - Lincoln Park, Photo by Brian Peterson - Star Tribune


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Postby PaddlerJimmy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:35 pm

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Re: June 19th, 2012 Storm Photos

Postby PaddlerJimmy » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:16 am

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I-35 Tunnel, Photo source - Edgewater Resort


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Photo source - Edgewater Resort


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Railroad tracks near Duluth Zoo, Photo source - Edgewater Resort


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Near Duluth Whole Foods Coop, Photo source - Edgewater Resort
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Postby PaddlerJimmy » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:19 am

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Re: June 19th, 2012 Storm Photos

Postby switepine » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:50 pm

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As I feared,warned about and suspected twin city media just had to blow(northshore part) out of proportion as expected! THE STORM TORE DULUTH APART NOT NOTTHSHORE WE ARE FINE HIGHWAYS OPEN AND NOOOOOO DAMAGE TO MOST ALL OF THE SHORE!
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Re: June 19th, 2012 Storm Photos

Postby switepine » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:59 pm

Photos of Cascade and Rosebush

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Postby switepine » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:01 pm

more of Rosebush / Cascade

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Re: June 19th, 2012 Storm Photos

Postby Magdalene » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:14 pm

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New photo of HWY 210 near Carlton. The St. Louis River washed out HWY 210 leading up to the Thomson Bridge. Photo Courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation


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HWY 210, St Louis River - Photo MNDoT


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Postby Magdalene » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:17 pm

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Knife River, Photo MNDoT


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Re: June 19th, 2012 Storm Photos

Postby PaddlerJimmy » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:37 pm

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Hermantown Road - by Joshua Paulson


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Hwy 2 by Proctor - photo by Brandon Brever


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Superior bridge - photo by DaCoCo
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Re: June 19th, 2012 Storm Photos

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Skyline Parkway - Photo by Bob King


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Moose Lake school shop room - Photo by Jenn Ackerman


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Moose Lake Area - Photo by Jenn Ackerman
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