During the rain and ensuing flood waters last week social networks like Facebook and Twitter were exploding with updates and so was the newest player on the block, photo filtering and sharing app/network Instagram. Here are some of the best photos that we could find on Instagram, the pictures are still a mix of amazing and heartbreaking.
I've been so busy, cleaning, working, sleeping, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning and cleaning that I forgot to share this jaw dropping view of the railroad tracks on N 21st St., near the YMCA in Superior washed out.
We've gotten numerous requests to put all of our photos into a complete archive, since we are always listening to your feedback, here you go. We will continue to update this gallery as more photos come in, so please bookmark and come back later to see new images.
It's a dire situation that many Northlanders have often thought, "that could never happen here." I know I've seen complete devastation on the the news and said that. We're not on a flood plain. We expect to hear about Grand Forks and Fargo getting hit, but we never think it can happen to us. Until it does.
Contaminated water is always a major concern when cleaning up after flooding. The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District has acknowledged that sewer systems in the Twin Ports did overflow, making flood waters unsanitary in many cases. The Minnesota Department of Health offers the following tips for using bleach while cleaning up after the flood:
While the rain has stopped and much of the flood waters have receded, there is still plenty of danger associated with the remaining water. Officials and emergency crews offer the following recommendations to avoid remaining flood danger:
The area around Superior High School and the school itself sustained damage so severe that inches of standing water remained hours after the rain had stopped. The full extent of the damage done to the school is not clear yet.
Check out our exclusive interactive panoramic view of the flooding
We just got this unbelievable footage of the stairs at Cascade Park in Duluth collapsed, thanks to Theresa Johnson for sending in the video. If you have any pictures or video, please send them to email@example.com
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