Duluth Assessing Storm Damages Cost

The city of Duluth is assessing damages from Friday's storm.

DULUTH, Minn.- Friday’s storm pummeled the Lake Superior shore with massive waves, the city is busy picking up the pieces.

The total dollar amount of the damages is unknown. The city is currently assessing the damages, which will be announced in the next couple of days. If the damages exceed the State threshold of $368,000 seventy five percent of the clean up will come from the State, twenty five percent will come from the city.

“We want you to know we are taking all assessments in before prioritizing cleanup,” Duluth City Mayor Emily Larson said. “We have some clear clean up we need to do. We can’t start that until we have the assessment of what has to be done and we know the cost of all of that.”

Many areas on the Lake Walk are unsafe, the city is unsure if it will be restored this season. On-goers are asked to stay off the board walk and let city officials handle the initial clean-up.

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