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“Worse than 1972.” Duluth Hillside, Cascade Park Flooding 2012

My elder neighbor Shirley says that this is “Worse than 1972.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEtS4tey9PY

Lake Avenue and Fifth Street on Wednesday morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggzw70_4LvQ

First Avenue West between Fifth and Cascade streets

Cascade Unity Mural.

12 Comments

Tom

about 3 years ago

Duluth has shattered numerous records, including total rainfall in a 24-hour period. 1972 had an entire street crumble though. I guess we can only wait it out and argue about which was worse later on. (Also, here's a LakeVoice story about the 1972 flood with some photos of Sixth Avenue East for anyone who's curious about it.)

Lithis

about 3 years ago

First Avenue West and the alley above Fourth Street: Cascade Park: Caulk the wagon!

Lithis

about 3 years ago

Second Avenue West is also wounded, but I don't have any pictures of it. Clouds of steam and jets of water were spurting right through the bricks and pavement in the street.

Lithis

about 3 years ago

Shana took those pictures, not me. The zoo has been hit quite hard. The News Tribune has an article that mentions it.

Barrett Chase

about 3 years ago

There's currently an actual traffic jam on Grand Avenue due to the closure of I-35. Apparently no one is heeding the authorities' advice to stay off the roads.

Tony D.

about 3 years ago

Worse than '72? Could well be. But worse than 1912? 1909? 1897? 1872? Perhaps.

TimK

about 3 years ago

I remember a kid went through several blocks of culvert on Sixth Avenue East back in '72 -- very similar to the kid in Proctor on Tuesday. He also survived with just scrapes and bruises.

Tom

about 3 years ago

Too bad they didn't have the technology we have today back in 1972, or in 1912 or 1909 or 1897 or 1872. There are so few photos from those (or none for the older ones), while there are probably hundreds of thousands of photos from today's flood.

Tom

about 3 years ago

Interestingly, there was a post on PDD featuring some 1909 flood photos a few years back. Street scene, 1909

Tony D.

about 3 years ago

Yesterday a friend showed me a weekly calendar for 1973 printed by Stewart-Taylor with 52 photos from the flood. Tim K., your memory is working--one of the photos showed the culvert that a boy was pulled through just like the other day.

Herzog

about 3 years ago

I'm finding the closed roads have pros and cons. Makes people more alert, increases their capacity for to handle change, and I'm able to exercise/bike unmolested by traffic in so many places I wasn't before, so that's kind of nice. Why just the other day, I had a beautiful mother doe/fawn moment that lingered for five minutes, would've been ran over by cars just days before. Plus, the way some roads were carved away really prepares you for the big picture. Mother Nature keeps it real.

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