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Remembering the June 2012 Flood: 5 years later

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Five years ago Monday, severe weather began striking the Northland, causing tons of damage and becoming what is now known as the infamous June 2012 flood. 

The official rainfall total in Duluth ended up at 7.25 inches. Streets were flooded and parking lots left vehicles stranded and some people were forced to get around by kayak. 

The Jay Cooke State Park south of Duluth also saw some devastating damage as well as those in Northwest Wisconsin. 

A raging Kingsbury Creek flooded the Lake Superior Zoo, drowning over a dozen animals. Two seals were swept from their enclosures, but were returned safely after being found on a local street. You may remember, The polar bear escaped its exhibit, but was safely returned after being tranquilized by a dart.

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