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

Red Cross opens shelters for Duluth flood evacuees

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

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.

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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.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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