Duluth official: Flooded streams, trails unsafe 21 Jun 12

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Authorities in Duluth are sending out crews to assess flood damage, and try to shore up unsafe infrastructure.

Deputy Police Chief Robin Roeser says authorities are “urging people to stay away from streams and any trails that are near the streams because all of it is compromised.”

Roeser says with Thursday’s nice weather, officials are concerned people will be attracted to the water rushing through town.

He estimates damage costs will be the tens of millions of dollars.

Meanwhile, residents evacuated from the low-lying Fond du Lac neighborhood are not being allowed back in their homes just yet. Authorities are still manning barricades.

Roeser says: “It’s not safe. The water is higher than anybody can remember it ever being.”

 

The Red Cross says nearly 200 people stayed in shelters overnight.