National group gathers in Northland to see area disaster recovery efforts

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CARLTON, MN — The successful recovery of Jay Cooke State Park from the 2012 flood is now being used as an example for others to learn.

On Monday, the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation hosted a nationwide gathering of the Philanthropic Preparedness, Resiliency and Emergency Partnership.

The group toured the park to see all that has been done during the last 7 years.

They are a 10 state organization that goes around looking at how different entities work together to recover in post-disaster scenarios.

The park director says she hopes people gain a better understanding of disaster recovery after the tour.

“Just understanding maybe the large scale impact of what occurred here, and how any efforts towards advanced preparations to have a good plan for what can be done in an emergency situation will definitely be beneficial for everyone involved,” said Lisa Angelos, Park Director for Jay Cooke State Park.

The group also toured the Duluth harbor to see how high water levels are impacting the shoreline.

Reporter Anthony Matt

Reporter Anthony Matt

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