Jenny Kane, an all hazard planner with the Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, surveys Faith Garramone’s basement Tuesday morning in Duluth’s Irving neighborhood. Garramone’s basement had 48 inches of water. Kane and officials from FEMA were compiling data on flood damage for a preliminary damage assessment that would be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton.
The federal government has already declared the region a disaster area for flood-damaged public infrastructure like roads. Local officials say more than 1,700 homes in Duluth and Carlton County sustained damage. All told the estimated lost property value is around $30 million.
Read Dan Kraker’s story on flood recovery in Duluth.