Heavy Rain Causes Severe Flooding in the Midwest

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"The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa and warned that waters gushing down bloated rivers and creeks could cause major rivers, including the Mississippi, to surge over the weekend. The governors of Minnesota and Wisconsin declared states of emergency in flood-affected counties as local emergency officials ordered the evacuation of residents in several towns." A couple of small towns in Minnesota and Wisconsin are already underwater. [CNN]