Dear Alumni and Friends of UMD,
In the wake of the terrible flooding in Duluth and our surrounding communities, many of you have been reaching out wondering how our students, faculty, staff, and campus are fairing in the aftermath. While the damage is great in many areas of our region, injuries have been low and people are safe. Downpours on June 19 and 20th, 2012, dumping as much as 10 inches of water in some parts of Duluth and surrounding areas, created the worst flash floods in more than a century, city officials said.
As of this time, there is not any known major damage to the campus of UMD. There were some leaks and minor damage to grounds areas, but the campus has seemed to fare well. However, it appears that Glensheen has suffered more significant damage. The property is still being assessed for a full damage report.
Thank you for the out-pouring of care and concern. There will be many needs in the coming days and weeks and we are formulating some plans on how to reach out to our UMD community with ways to help. Please stay tuned as we communicate opportunities for you to be involved in this process.
For more information about the flooding, please see the Duluth News Tribune or the Star Tribune.