Duluth flood update: Images from after the rain [PHOTOS]
|Federal agents will begin assessing damage in the Duluth area on Monday.|
Authorities preliminarily estimate that the flood caused at least $100 million in damage. In Duluth, 30 percent of the homes suffered water damage, and in the small town of Moose Lake, 40 homes are flooded.
A 50 percent chance of rain is in tomorrow's Duluth forecast. But after a dry Thursday, the Northland was able to dry out at least a little bit today -- the Duluth News Tribune reported this morning that the flood waters had begun to recede in water-ravaged Moose Lake, which is located about 45 miles south of Duluth. As the following photos show, however, it'll be some time before the Duluth area dries out completely, and even after it does, a trail of destruction will be left in the water's wake.
Governor Dayton surveys damage from the flood during a visit to Duluth's Cascade Park yesterday. He's planning to visit the the Moose Lake area next week. (photo from Gov. Dayton's Twitter page)
Moose Lake, pictured yesterday, is one of the towns hardest hit by the flood (photo from Jean Anderson).
The flood waters have turned buildings in Moose Lake into swimming pools. Moose Lake High School, for instance, remains inundated with about three feet of water, as evidenced this photo, taken today by Jay Olstad: