Red Cross opens shelters for Duluth flood evacuees
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Officials in Carlton are trying to evacuate residents in the town 20 miles south of Duluth because of road damage and rising water.
The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reports (http://bit.ly/KzxL5J) a Red Cross shelter at Carlton High School was being moved to outside Cloquet (klo-KAY'). Earlier Wednesday, nearly 40 campers and 20 residents showed up at the shelter after being advised to leave their locations.
The Red Cross is also running a shelter at First United Methodist Church in Duluth, also known as the Copper Top Church for its distinctive pyramid-shaped roof. By noon, about 40 residents had sought shelter there.
Residents of Duluth's low-lying Fond du Lac neighborhood were urged to evacuate Wednesday morning. Some residents in Thomson Township in Carlton County were urged to leave after a reservoir overflowed.
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