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Published June 22, 2012, 12:00 AM

Images of the Duluth-area flood


Randy Sarvella of Moose Lake walks trough flood waters after refueling water pumps at his brother's house Thursday in Moose Lake. The waters of the Moose Horn River overflowed in to parts of Moose Lake after record rainfall hit the area. (AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Clint Austin)

  • Randy Sarvella of Moose Lake walks trough flood waters after refueling water pumps at his brother's house Thursday in Moose Lake. The waters of the Moose Horn River overflowed in to parts of Moose Lake after record rainfall hit the area. (AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Clint Austin)
  • Jane Klejeski of Moose Lake pauses to take in the scene of the flooded streets near the Moose Lake High School in Moose Lake, Minn., Thursday afternoon, June 21, 2012. Klejeski was using her bike to get around town after her car became stranded by the rising flood waters. The waters of the Moose Horn river overflowed in to parts of Moose Lake,a fter record rainfall hit the area. (AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Clint Austin)
  • Asia Gobel, 12, of Moose Lake rides her bike through flood waters on Minnesota Highway 73 in Moose Lake, Minn., Thursday, June 21, 2012. The waters of the Moose Horn river overflowed in to parts of Moose Lake after record rainfall hit the area. (AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Clint Austin)
  • Clay-laden waters from the Duluth-Superior Harbor Basin pour out past the Aerial Left Bridge, through the ship canal and into Lake Superior on Thursday afternoon, June 21, 2012, in Duluth, Minn. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who toured flood-ravaged areas on Thursday, said he was committed to providing state resources, and would work to speed the process of getting appropriate federal aid. Duluth's mayor, Don Ness, estimated that there was $50 million to $80 million in damage caused to the city's public infrastructure alone. (AP Photo/ Duluth News Tribune, Bob King)
  • A neighborhood resident looks at a flood-damaged road in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday morning, June 20, 2012. Torrents of rain and floodwater cut away part of the roadbed. (AP Photo/ Duluth News Tribune, Bob King)
  • The flood-swollen St. Louis River surges past the damaged swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park near Duluth, Minn., Thursday, June 21, 2012. Gov. Mark Dayton, who toured flood-ravaged areas on Thursday, said he was committed to providing state resources, and would work to speed the process of getting appropriate federal aid. Duluth's mayor, Don Ness, estimated that there was $50 million to $80 million in damage caused to the city's public infrastructure alone. (AP Photo/The News-Tribune, Bob King)
  • Gov. Mark Dayton (left) and Duluth Mayor Don Ness stare down the broken and rumpled asphalt of Vermillion Road as they tour storm damage in the city of Duluth on Thursday morning. Bob King / rking@duluthnrew.com
  • The Lester River flows through a gash it created Thursday in Jean Duluth Road north of Duluth. City, county and state officials spent Thursday assessing damage, while areas farther south continued to fight rising floodwaters. The town of Moose Lake was being described as “an island.” Bob King / Forum Communications
  • Railroad crews inspect the flood damage to a section of track Thursday west of Duluth. Brian Peterson / The Star Tribune
  • Residents in Duluth, Minn., begin the cleanup along South Arlington Avenue in the Piedmont neighborhood Thursday after a record-setting rainfall disabled the city Wednesday with wash-outs and mud slides. Brian Peterson / The Star Tribune
  • The flood-swollen St. Louis River surges past the damaged swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park near Duluth, Minn., Thursday, June 21, 2012. Gov. Mark Dayton, who toured flood-ravaged areas on Thursday, said he was committed to providing state resources, and would work to speed the process of getting appropriate federal aid. Duluth's mayor, Don Ness, estimated that there was $50 million to $80 million in damage caused to the city's public infrastructure alone. (AP Photo/The News-Tribune, Bob King)
  • Looking for more food, Vivian, left and Fiesty, two harbor female seals rescued from the flooding in Duluth, Minn., peak their heads up from their new habitat, Thursday, June 21, 2012 in St. Paul. Animal care experts say the move to Como Park Zoo is in the best interest of the animals while zookeepers in Duluth deal with flood issues. Four Como zookeepers drove to Duluth late Wednesday to retrieve the two harbor seals and polar bear. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Megan Tan)
  • As Vivian looks up at senior zoo keeper Allison Jungheim for more fish, Feisty swims toward zoo keeper Sara Halerson, Thursday, June 21, 2012 in St. Paul. Animal care experts say the move to Como Park Zoo is in the best interest of the animals while zookeepers in Duluth deal with flood issues. Four Como zookeepers drove to Duluth late Wednesday to retrieve the two harbor seals and polar bear. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Megan Tan)
  • Looking for more food, Fiesty, one of the two harbor female seals rescued from the street during the flooding in Duluth, Minn., peaks her head up from the her new habitat, Thursday, June 21, 2012 in St. Paul. Animal care experts say the move to Como Park Zoo is in the best interest of the animals while zookeepers in Duluth deal with flood issues. Four Como zookeepers drove to Duluth late Wednesday to retrieve the two harbor seals and polar bear. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Megan Tan)
  • Krenzen and Wells Fargo along Haines Road sit in water from the the storm as seen in this aerial photo from Wednesday. An all-night effort to move cars at Krenzen saved many. The Wells Fargo branch suffered water damage, and should reopen in about a week. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
  • The basement of 83-year-old Josie Shank’s house in Barnum is flooded Thursday, June 21. (Jana Peterson / Cloquet Pine Journal)
  • Water surrounds the home of Josie Shank in Barnum on Thursday, June 21, 2012. (Jana Peterson / jpeterson@pinejournal.com)
  • The River Inn in Scanlon is surrounded by floodwaters of the St. Louis River on Thursday. (Jana Peterson / Cloquet Pine Journal)
  • The St. Louis River has washed out a section of the Highway 210 roadbed at the bridge between Thomson and Carlton, as seen Thursday, June 21, 2012. (Jana Peterson / jpeterson@pinejournal.com)
  • A woman in Proctor, Minn. reacts after the report of a boy was swept away into a sinkhole on Lawn Street in Proctor Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The boy was later found alert and conscious after being swept through six block of culverts by the floodwaters. Record rainfall occurred in the Duluth, Minn., area Wednesday, with some areas receiving seven to 10 inches of rain in the past 24 hours. (AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Clint Austin)
  • Carl Carlson III, left, and Connie Strong, right, help evacuate Jan Martin from her home in the Lincoln Park neighborhood after record rainfall hit the Duluth, Minn., area Wednesday June, 20, 2012. Most areas received seven to 10 inches of rain in the past 24 hours. Martin remarked that she has lived in the neighborhood for 69 years and has never seen Miller Creek this high. (AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Clint Austin)
  • Water flowing from Miller Creek fills the backyards of several homes on West Second Street in Duluth, Minn. after record rainfall hit the area on Wednesday June, 20, 2012. Most areas received seven to 10 inches of rain in the past 24 hours.(AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Clint Austin)
  • Community members fills sandbags in the parking lot of the historic train depot in Moose Lake on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Sandbags were being deployed almost as quickly as they were filled. The waters of the Moose Horn River overflowed in to parts of Moose Lake after record rainfall hit the area. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
  • U.S. Rep Chip Cravaack (from left) Duluth mayor Don Ness, Sen. Al Franken, St. Louis County commissioner Steve O'Neil, Sen, Amy Klobuchar, and St. Louis County commissioner Frank Jewell address the media about flood damage at a large washout on West Skyline Parkway Friday June 22, 2012 in Duluth, Minn. after record rainfall caused flash flooding in the area earlier this week. (AP Photo/Clint Austin, Duluth News Tribune)
  • Residents survey flood damage in the Fond du Lac neighborhood Friday June 22, 2012 in Duluth, Minn. after record rainfall caused flash flooding in the area earlier this week.(Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
  • Sightseers visit and take pictures of a section of Vermillion Road that was destroyed by floods during Wednesday's storm. (Bob King / Duluth News-Tribune)
  • Trucks and other implements remain stranded in flood waters in Willow River, Minn. Friday, June 22, 2012. As floodwaters in northeastern Minnesota receded Friday, state officials got a closer look at some of the damage and kept a watchful eye on communities downriver of Duluth — where hundreds of people have been evacuated. The St. Louis River crested earlier in the week, but a chance for rain and thunderstorms Saturday could create problems for storm drainage systems and infrastructure already overwhelmed by this week's record rainfall. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Jeffrey Thompson)
  • Flood waters surround Moose Lake, Minn. School and the areas next to Moosehead Lake on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Damage assessment teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are expected to be in the area next week to start tallying the damage to public infrastructure in 14 counties and one Indian reservation. (AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Bob King)
  • Jacob Stover (foreground), Donny Northcutt and Connor Stover hike along one of the large crevasses in what used to be a section of West Skyline Parkway near Spirit Mountain Friday. The Stovers and other families can't use cars to drive to the outside world, relying instead on hiking out to the other side after flooding earlier in the week. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
  • A man rides a motorcycle though the floodwaters of the St. Louis River as it flows over the washed-out pavement of Minnesota Highway 23 in Duluth's Fond du Lac neighborhood on Friday, June 22, 2012, after record rainfall caused flash flooding in the area earlier this week. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)