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Red Cross opens shelters for Duluth flood evacuees

Residents of the Fond du Lac, neighborhood as well as motorists are stuck on Hig

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 ( 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.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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