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Surprise! Duluth’s Flood River in Floodwood … Flooded!

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By HVnews on June 22, 2012

The city of Duluth, Minnesota and its surrounding areas are experiencing the worst flash flooding in at least 40 years, perhaps a century, maybe ever.

The downpours resulting in the flooding is estimated to have caused more than $100 million in damage, and things have gotten so bad that loose seals are now just slinkin’ around the neighborhood like it’s no big thing.

Yo, Duluth, what’s crackin?

photo via Ellie Burcar / via Kyle Matteson’s Twitter

If you’d like to help those affected, Pioneer Press has some ways you can.

photo via Rachel Agurkis

But perhaps, from a purely absurd gallows humor standpoint, the most interesting nugget about this flood was buried in the bottom bullet points of this Duluth News Tribune piece, spotted by an eagle-eyed Fark.com user:

“The National Weather Service said the Flood River in Floodwood was over its banks and past flood stage and was starting to flood some homes there.”

Hmm, Flood River in Floodwood? Seems like they’ve seen this movie before.

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