City Gives Flood Update

By KBJR News 1

June 19, 2013 Updated Jun 19, 2013 at 9:55 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The city of Duluth also gave some updates on its flood recovery efforts as well.

Last June's Flood cost the city a total of $55 million.

FEMA pitched in for about $23.3 million worth of funding.

The flood damaged about six miles of roadway in the city to the tune of $17.3 million.

Officials hope to have most of the city repairs completed this year.

The Mayor says last June's flood brought out the best in the public works department with rapid response time.

He also says it was a good example of how resilient the community is.

"In many ways the call to resiliency may be more important today, one year later. Resiliency is certainly needed in the moment when we are not driven by the emotion resiliency is needed when the work gets difficult," said Mayor Ness.

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