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Duluth and NE Minnesota flood photos

In a down pour of historic proportions, nearly every street and nearly every backyard in Duluth has turned into a river. In a down pour of historic proportions, nearly every street and nearly every backyard in Duluth has turned into a river.
DULUTH, Minn. (KMSP) -

In a downpour of historic proportions, nearly every street and nearly every backyard in Duluth was turned into a river.

Gene Swanson watched it all rush through his backyard all day.

"It started about one o'clock coming thought the yard and it was coming and it cut out this morning for a little bit," said Swanson. "It went down and came back and went down and came back up again."

Where they could, neighbors banned together to fight back.

At Shannon Clark's house, they built a crude diversion channel to try and save her house.

"It's kind of heaping farther over, so it's not going quite as bad in the basement," she said.

Daniel Weber was simply riding with two friends along Skyline Parkway when the road gave way.

"We were driving home from dropping a friend off and the road collapsed underneath us," Weber said. "And we were trapped in the car and were able to escape out the passenger door."

Across Duluth, every creek that trickled just a day ago rages with the fury of a class five white water river.

At Lincoln Park, Miller Creek had it's own unique beauty and threat.

"It's jumping so high, it's really kind of a magical thing," said Duluth resident Scot Bol.

Not so magical if your neighborhood is in the path.

"I've never seen anything like this," Bol said.

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