Congressional leaders are expected to take in the damage in Northeastern Minnesota today, following the Governor’s visit to flood ravaged Duluth yesterday.
Governor Mark Dayton is promising all possible state resources after more than 10 inches of rain poured through the community Monday and Tuesday causing historic damage.
Several animals at the Lake Superior Zoo died in the epic event, others were moved yesterday to the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul. Across the border in Wisconsin, three people died as their vehicles, one after the other, drove into a section of washed out county road.
Meanwhile, The American Red Cross has set up two shelters to assist families displaced by in the flood. One of those shelters, in Scanlon, is taking in residents of Moose Lake, 40 miles south of Duluth, where a state of emergency was declared after flood waters threatened the city sewer system. That same utility serves the Sex Offender Program at the State Correctional Facility in Moose Lake – and in Pine County the community of Willow River has been evacuated.
Donations to help flood victims are being collected on-line by the American Red Cross – you can find their site by googling American Red Cross Minnesota. The group “Friends of Como Park” are also encouraging donations to the Duluth Zoo through the “Lake Superior Zoo Give MN.org” on-line web page.