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21 June 2012 - 4:06pm

Prayers and Positive thoughts for those in the northern part of my state

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Duluth is a beautiful city. I have visted many times, and it is a great tourist destination. When we usually flood, it is typically in the southern part of our state, due to the rivers, but not this time.

And here we were worried about a DRY spring in summer, because we had VERY little snow this past winter, probably the dryest, mildest winter I have ever experienced in Minnesota.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47qGFUzyN5I&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGhWMSuLB9U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdt29SYvO2w&feature=related

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22 June 2012 - 3:42am
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Prayers for those who have lost property. The second video is crazy. Hopefully no one is hurt or injured.

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23 June 2012 - 1:19am
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The zoo was destroyed, and they lost animals for a while. I have to read up on that, because I believe a polar bear and some seals were lost, and maybe some animals were killed even. Sad

It is such a disaster. Duluth has not had a flood for over 100 years, so I am sure no one had flood insurance.

Last night they predicted damage at 80 million dollars, and today it was up to 100 million dollars.

So sad. Sad

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23 June 2012 - 3:01am
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Wow, I had no idea it was that bad Hope. Poor animals. I pray they find most of them alive. Very sad. Sad

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23 June 2012 - 5:25pm
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24 June 2012 - 6:40pm
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These photos really show the damage the flood caused in some areas. Incredible!

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/06/21/disaster/duluth-...

No flood in Duluth for 100 years, so most home owners had NO flood insurance:

http://www.startribune.com/local/160141165.html

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26 June 2012 - 12:20am
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The first story........sad about the seal, but glad the man stopped and stayed until he knew it would be cared for. It looks shocked in that photo. Funny.....Hey, baby!

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26 June 2012 - 12:26am
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Nine inches of rain in 24 hours! That is crazy. I am so sad for all the innocent animals that died. How horrifying it must have been for them. I'm sure their trainers are very saddened by their deaths too. Glad to hear the polar bear survived. Just sad. Sad

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26 June 2012 - 12:33am
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Those photos of the road are incredible. I wonder how they will get the one car out of there? Wonder if the car is a total loss?

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26 June 2012 - 1:56am
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I have no idea how they go about getting things out of the way and cleaning everything up. I feel so sad about the animals, too. I feel very sorry for the people who have lost their homes and possessions, with no insurance whatsoever. Just such a strange place for all this to happen. Like I said, this is common in the southern part of Minnesota, but Duluth has never experienced anything like this in one hundred years or more.

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27 June 2012 - 1:58am
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When it all comes down to it, all that really matters is people. I hope that the people there help each other out. I'm sure they will. There are many kind, caring, people. Why do we rarely see anything good on tv. (not that I watch anyway)

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1 July 2012 - 5:21pm
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More amazing video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyCYzwsf7tM

Update on getting back to normal (the best they can, anyway):

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_20979842/duluth-visitors-come-wat...

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2 July 2012 - 7:54am
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I watched the fist video before. I didn't notice all the boulders in the street though. The guy on the sidewalk was making me nervous. I kept wanting him to get the heck out of there in case the sidewalk collapsed.

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3 July 2012 - 1:33am
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I watched the fist video before. I didn't notice all the boulders in the street though. The guy on the sidewalk was making me nervous. I kept wanting him to get the heck out of there in case the sidewalk collapsed.

Sorry if I posted one twice. I didn't watch the entire thing, so I guess I posted it twice without realizing. Still can't believe they had such flooding up there. Did you actually yell at the guy through the screen? lol I know what you mean, though. I felt the same about the cars and had the same questions as you: like how do they get those cars out of there? I also wonder how they got stuck there? Where were the owners and why were some able to get out of there and not others?

I still feel so bad for the people of Duluth, Minnesota. Sad

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3 July 2012 - 2:23am
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I feel bad for them too Hope. We've been in a tornado before and the mess was very unsettling. We had a bad storm the other night. 80 mph winds, our tornado sirens went off. It was scary for a few minutes. Thank goodness I could look the weather up on www.intellicast.com. A town about 4 miles away was not so lucky. Almost every house we passed had trees down, some still dangling, ready to fall. Other streets were hard to pass because there were so many trees piled on the sides of the road. It brought back a lot of emotions. I saw a lot of dark houses. I remember only having a candle for light. Also it was so hot that night.

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9 July 2012 - 2:19am
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I feel bad for them too Hope. We've been in a tornado before and the mess was very unsettling. We had a bad storm the other night. 80 mph winds, our tornado sirens went off. It was scary for a few minutes. Thank goodness I could look the weather up on www.intellicast.com. A town about 4 miles away was not so lucky. Almost every house we passed had trees down, some still dangling, ready to fall. Other streets were hard to pass because there were so many trees piled on the sides of the road. It brought back a lot of emotions. I saw a lot of dark houses. I remember only having a candle for light. Also it was so hot that night.

Oh, wow. I know what you mean. Once you have been through something like that you can really empathize with what others are experiencing. That IS really scary.

Mother Nature is one thing that is truly out of our control. We can do our best to take precautions, but that is it. And who would think to get flood insurance in a part of the state and country that hadn't flooded in over 100 years? Mother Nature is also very unpredictable.

I have also seen instances where one place is hit hard, then another not far away at all is spared.

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9 July 2012 - 6:24am
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Hope, the house across from ours (years ago) had to be demolished. It's amazing how one place is destroyed and another place looks like nothing is out of place.

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