Duluth Estimates Lake Superior Storm Damage at $18.4 Million

October 19, 2018 04:27 PM

The video above originally aired Oct. 10, 2018.


The city of Duluth estimates a storm last week caused $18.4 million in damage along Lake Superior.

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The city released its estimate Friday from the Oct. 10 storm, which packed winds of more than 60 mph that sent huge waves crashing ashore.

RELATED: Duluth Assesses Damage from Powerful Storm

The St. Louis County Board meets Tuesday to consider requesting a state disaster declaration, which would require approval from Gov. Mark Dayton.

Damaged areas include the popular Lakewalk from Canal Park on the harbor up the shore to Leif Erickson Park, and the sidewalk behind the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Some of those areas were still being repaired after earlier storms.

RELATED: Powerful Winds Whip Up Waves, Flood Lake Superior Shoreline in Duluth

The city expects to reopen a temporary path on the Lakewalk in Canal Park and a temporary sidewalk behind the DECC before the end of next week.

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