(PHOTOS) Fridley Teacher on Floods in Hometown Duluth: 'Unbelievable, Crazy'

"Nothing like it before," says FHS science teacher Callie Bush, who grew up in Duluth-Superior.

Updated below. Flooding in Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI, is "unbelievable" and "crazy," says science teacher Callie Bush. She tweeted to Fridley Patch:

I grew up in Duluth, family still there. Luckily they are ok. This is unbelievable. Nothing like it before, even Halloween '91

Bush added by email:

Usually when there is flooding in Duluth it is near the lake and lower-lying lying areas. Rarely do you see a lot of flooding "on the hill." This is crazy stuff!

Update: Shakopee Patch editor Lisa Baumann lived for five years in Duluth and Cloquet, where she worked as a newspaper editor and reporter, and her husband is from Duluth. She says in a personal post at Shakopee Patch that the news of the flooding there has transported her mentally back to northern Minnesota. .

Update II: Fridley Mayor Scott Lund said by email Thursday that he was going to be at a League of Minnesota Cities gathering in Duluth today but the northern Minnesota flooding changed that:

Because of the flooding I was advised not to attempt to get into Duluth yesterday as I had planned to attend the annual conference.

Jennie Marquardt June 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM
I lived in Duluth for 7 years, this is awful seeing the photos. Can you tell me what the school is in the photo and where the creek picture is taken from?
Callie Bush June 21, 2012 at 01:59 AM
The creek picture is from Lincoln Park (Miller Creek and Lincoln Elementary) near 26th Ave W & 3rd St.
Donna Schmitt June 23, 2012 at 03:44 PM
I was at the League of MN Cities Conference on Thursday-Friday. Duluth mayor, Don Ness spoke and this is what he said..."The way you can help Duluth is come, visit, spend money in our city. Let people know we are open for business." If you are down in the Canal Park area, it is hard to tell that there was a flood. We spent two wonderful days there with the temps at 74 degrees and sunny. We chose not to go around, gawking, let the news media do that. The water in the bay was orange from the runoff but we could easily walk around and shop in that area without any problems. We did miss going to the Duluth Zoo. I have many fond memories of that zoo since I grew up in the area.


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