Mark Dayton declares state of emergency over Duluth flooding
|Screenshot from flood video posted to Youtube.|
|The heavy rainfall has spun the Duluth area into chaos.|
Heavy rainfall has thrown the Duluth area into chaos, turning roads into rivers, leaving hundreds without power, and drowning several animals from the Superior Zoo.
According to the Star Tribune, water levels have reached nine inches in some parts of the area.
The flooding has become so dangerous, Dayton has officially declared a state of emergency, ordering disaster aid to the Aitkin, St. Louis, Carlton, Cook, Dakota, Goodhue, Lake, and Rice counties.
Here's an amateur video one Duluth resident posted of the scene:
And here's Dayton's order in full: