Cravaack, Franken and Klobuchar pledge help in Duluth flood recovery

As flood recovery efforts proceed in Duluth and surrounding areas, Congressman Chip Cravaack and U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar toured affected areas Saturday and promised federal help in the recovery.

 Klobuchar said at a press conference on West Skyline Parkway: “I know Duluth will get through this; Duluth has a great spirit.”

The Duluth News Tribune reported that Cravaack called for recovery efforts focused on public safety and returning folks to their homes, and then infrastructure repairs.

“We’re all here to help,” he said.

Gov. Mark Dayton had toured the Duluth damage Thursday, after declaring a state of emergency following the flooding that ripped through the area early Wednesday morning.

At the Duluth Zoo, where flooding killed many animals and damaged the grounds and buildings, hundreds of volunteers showed up over the weekend to help with cleanup.

Federal emergency officials are scheduled to be in Duluth Monday and the weather forecast there calls for several days of sunshine.

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