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SUPERIOR - "It was like the four horses of the apocalypse," said Michael Woods, a flood victim from Superior.
It's something you can't prepare for.
"Personally, it was shocking to look at East 2nd Street. I live on East 2nd Street and see lumber, garbage cans, debris floating by like it was a river," said Bruce Hagen, mayor of Superior.
Superior was hit with seemingly unending rain, causing serious flooding from homes and backyards and even washing away major roads, like the one that leads to Barker's Island.
"I've always wanted to have lakefront property but nothing like this," said Woods.
The city of Superior and Douglas County declared a state of emergency as they assess the damage.
Woods said, "The whole city is being affected by this, not only the people here in the wetlands but just throughout the whole city because of all the basement damage."
Many residents spent the day cleaning up the mess left behind, while others didn't heed advice to stay away from standing water.
"What is under there or what may not be under there could be a very costly surprise both financially as well as life or limb," said Hagen.
Like Duluth, Superior is seeking emergency assistance in what surely will be a long road to recovery.
Hagen said, "Hopefully neighbors will help neighbors, blocks will help blocks and show the true belief in and people wealth of the city that we're here together and we're going to get through it together."
The city of Superior is asking people to report any flood damage to the city's environmental service division.