Flooding in the Midwest

Entire neighborhoods are still underwater and flood warnings and watches remain in effect in nine states from Texas to Ohio.

The Blanchard River has overflowed its banks in Findlay, Ohio. Its hard to tell where Main Street begins and the Blanchard River ends, as canoes and kayaks replace cars as the preferred mode of only way to get around town town.

More than 7 inches of rain in a month - its the worst flooding in nearly a 100 years. At least 500 people have fled their homes - some in boats - and are staying in shelters. Ohio’s governor declared a state of emergency in nine counties.

The weather plaguing the nation’s Midwest and plains is the product of two systems - one that spans the upper Midwest and the other, the remnants of stubborn Tropical Storm Erin.

At least 25 people are dead since this all started from Oklahoma where helicopters made dramatic rescues over rushing water, to Minnesota, where rainfall records were shattered over the weekend, to Iowa.


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