Photos: Duluth, northeast Minnesota reeling from floods

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1 A giant sinkhole along Skyline Parkway near Ninth Avenue East captured this car Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding in Duluth, Minn. 
2 Brandon Manty (right) photographs flooding behind the Whole Foods Coop Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding in Duluth, Minn. 
3 Bradley Storozuk runs through flood waters over East Second Street Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding in Duluth, Minn. 
4 Steam rises into the sky while heavy rains pummel downtown Duluth, Minn. early Wednesday morning. 
5 A car sits submerged in flood waters between First Street and the Interstate 35 tunnels Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding in Duluth, Minn. 
6 Chester Creek rages Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding across Duluth, Minn. 
7 Larry Jones walks through floodwaters Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding in Duluth, Minn. 
8 A sinkhole got the better of this car at the corner of First Street and Seventh Avenue East Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding in Duluth, Minn. 
9 University of Minnesota Duluth student Hannah Wurl jogs through the remains of a washed out driveway near Chester Bowl Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding in Duluth, Minn. 
10 A car sits submerged in flood waters between First Street and the Interstate 35 tunnels Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding in Duluth, Minn. 
11 Arno Kahn puts up fencing to keep out curious onlookers from getting too close to the flooding behind the Whole Foods Coop Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding in Duluth, Minn. Brewery Creek, a buried stream, burst through a retaining wall and caused havoc for blocks. 
12 Water from an overflowing Brewery Creek in downtown Duluth, Minn. washed trash and other debris against a parked vehicle Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding in Duluth, Minn. 
13 Brewery Creek burst through a retaining wall adjacent to the Whole Foods coop Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding in Duluth, Minn. 
14 Portions of Seventh Avenue East in Duluth, Minn. collapsed Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding. 
15 Water flows down a damaged street in Duluth, Minn. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. 
16 A car navigates flooded streets in west Duluth on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. 
17 A kayaker makes his way down 21st Street in Superior, Wis. after heavy flooding on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. 
18 A car is submerged in water on Interstate 35 near Wade Stadium after heavy rainfall and flooding in Duluth, Minn. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. 
19 A minivan throws up walls of water while charging through flood waters on the 600 block of East Third Street in Duluth, Minn., Tuesday, June 19, 2012, after heavy rains hit the area. 
20 This seal is one of two that escaped from the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth during last night's floods. It was photographed on Grand Avenue. Zoo officials say the seals were returned safely. 
21 Flood waters cover 6th Avenue East in Superior, Wis. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. 
22 A raging Miller Creek floods Lincoln Park in West Duluth. 
23 A flooded Chester Creek roars over MacFarlane Road in Duluth, Minn. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. 
24 In this aerial photo, clay runoff from streams that surged during Wednesday's storm stains the water in St. Louis Bay orange Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in Duluth, Minn. At left is the Bong Bridge connecting Duluth and Superior, Wis. 
25 Storm clouds linger over a ship anchored near the Duluth ship canal Wednesday afternoon on Lake Superior near Duluth, Minn. 
26 Lester River rages under the Superior Street bridge Wednesday afternoon in Duluth, Minn. 
27 Blake Mosel, left, and Trevor Samsa inch close to the edge of a rock on Amity Creek Wednesday afternoon in Duluth, Minn.