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Southern Plains Flooding: At Least 28 Killed in Texas and Oklahoma; President Obama Signs Disaster Declaration

Roberto Salas, left, and Lewis Sternhagen check a flooded car on a frontage road near the Willow Waterhole Bayou on Tuesday in Houston. Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the highways. (Marie D. De Jesus/AP)

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Heavy Rains Unleash Deadly Midwest Flooding

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ST. LOUIS — Torrential rains continued across the nation’s midsection on Thursday, causing flash flooding that killed a woman and a child, damaged homes and forced multiple water rescues.

Up to 10 inches of rain pounded southern Missouri overnight. A woman died near Jane, Mo., in the far southwestern corner of the state where creek water washed over a highway, sweeping away her car.

“Early this morning it just unleashed,” said Greg Sweeten, emergency management director in McDonald County, Mo.

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