1 dead amid flooding, storms in Midwest

(Courtesy: WNCN)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Strong thunderstorms are causing flooding in the Midwest that has killed at least one person in Missouri, prompted numerous rescues and blocked roadways.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a woman died after being swept away by flood waters Saturday near Clever in southwest Missouri.

The patrol says troopers responding to a call for help rescued a man traveling with the woman.

The state reported nearly 100 evacuations and nearly three dozen rescues by late afternoon.

Thunderstorms also topped trees and power lines in eastern Oklahoma, while more than 4 inches of snow fell in other parts of the state. The governors of Missouri and Oklahoma have declared states of emergency.

Flooding and heavy rain also hit parts of Arkansas, while blizzard warnings were in effect in western Nebraska.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s