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Heavy Rains, Melting Snow Cause Flooding in the US Midwest

World | Associated Press | February 22, 2018, 4:48 pm
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 A dirt truck plows through water, passing by two cars rendered unreachable by tow trucks after driving too deep into the the flooded street caused by heavy overnight rainfall on in Flint, Michigan. Sandbags are holding back floodwaters in parts of Michigan as a storm sweeps across the Midwest and Great Plains, bringing heavy rains, snow and ice. (Image: AP)

A dirt truck plows through water, passing by two cars rendered unreachable by tow trucks after driving too deep into the the flooded street caused by heavy overnight rainfall on in Flint, Michigan. Sandbags are holding back floodwaters in parts of Michigan as a storm sweeps across the Midwest and Great Plains, bringing heavy rains, snow and ice. (Image: AP)

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 An emergency personnel rescue a stranded motorist in Niles, Michigan. (Image: AP)

An emergency personnel rescue a stranded motorist in Niles, Michigan. (Image: AP)

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 The Flint River overflows onto artist renderings along what is normally a walkway as heavy rain causes flooding in Flint, Michigan. (Image: AP)

The Flint River overflows onto artist renderings along what is normally a walkway as heavy rain causes flooding in Flint, Michigan. (Image: AP)

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 An Emergency crews help evacuate residents in Elkhart, Indiana. (Image: AP)

An Emergency crews help evacuate residents in Elkhart, Indiana. (Image: AP)

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 In this drone image looking east, the St. Joseph River has overflowed its banks and has traveled a couple of blocks into the city in Niles, Michigan. (Image: AP)

In this drone image looking east, the St. Joseph River has overflowed its banks and has traveled a couple of blocks into the city in Niles, Michigan. (Image: AP)

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 A heavy armored vehicle and other emergency crews help evacuate residents in Elkhart, Indiana. (Image: AP)

A heavy armored vehicle and other emergency crews help evacuate residents in Elkhart, Indiana. (Image: AP)

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 Emergency crews help evacuate residents in Elkhart, Indiana. Crews are using boats to help northern Indiana residents amid flooding from melting snow and heavy rain moving across the Midwest. (Image: AP)

Emergency crews help evacuate residents in Elkhart, Indiana. Crews are using boats to help northern Indiana residents amid flooding from melting snow and heavy rain moving across the Midwest. (Image: AP)

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 In this drone image looking south, the St. Joseph River has overflowed its banks and has traveled a couple of blocks into the city, in Niles, Michgan. (Image: AP)

In this drone image looking south, the St. Joseph River has overflowed its banks and has traveled a couple of blocks into the city, in Niles, Michgan. (Image: AP)

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 Rising waters from the St. Joseph River floods Shamrock Park in Berrien Springs, Michgan. (Image: AP)

Rising waters from the St. Joseph River floods Shamrock Park in Berrien Springs, Michgan. (Image: AP)

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 An emergency personnel rescue a stranded motorist at an apartment complex in Niles, Michgan. (Image: AP)

An emergency personnel rescue a stranded motorist at an apartment complex in Niles, Michgan. (Image: AP)

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 St. Joseph River has overflowed its banks and has flooded Leeper Park in South Bend, Indiana. (Image: AP)

St. Joseph River has overflowed its banks and has flooded Leeper Park in South Bend, Indiana. (Image: AP)

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