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Floodwaters Inundate Minnesota RV Park

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June 22, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

Moose Lake School (top) in Moose Lake, Minn., and the Moose Lake RV Park and Campground are almost completely engulfed in water from rising Moose Horn Lake on Thursday afternoon as seen in this aerial photo. Stranded RVs litter the campground. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com.

Click here to watch raw video, courtesy of the Duluth News Tribune, of the flood that has inundated Moose Lake, Minn., located 40 miles southwest of Duluth. The area received a foot of rain earlier in the week.

Neighborhoods in a small town southwest in eastern Minnesota are reachable only by boat, The Associated Press reported.

Flood water has engulfed the high school, an RV park and campground and dozens of homes in Moose Lake, a town of about 2,900 people on Moosehead Lake about 40 miles southwest of Duluth along Interstate 35.

Volunteers worked to fill sandbags, but with flood waters rising, no one could be sure the barriers would be of any help.

Moose Lake City Administrator Mark Vahlsing says the sewer lift station flooded Thursday afternoon, adding to the community's problems. The Duluth News Tribune (http://bit.ly/MEUKHy) reports Vahlsing said sewage would be pumped directly into the Moose Horn River.

Vahlsing says it's the worst flooding the town has ever seen.

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