Thursday, April 18, 2013

State of emergency in Illinois as heavy rains soak Midwest

Firefighter Jason Kelley and police officer Shannon Vandenheuvel carry children from Barbara Jones' partially submerged car in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Thursday.
A massive weather system carrying potentially severe thunderstorms, damaging winds and possibly even tornadoes was soaking the nation’s midsection on Thursday, with flash floods reported in Chicago and heavy rain expected to cause major flooding along the Mississippi River.

NewsNation's Tamron Hall reports on the massive storm which called flash flooding in Chicago.
Flooding in the Chicago area — with more than 4 inches of rain reported — closed major expressways and led the evacuations of residents stuck in flooded homes, apartments and a hospital.
The deluge caused a water main break on Chicago's South Side and the gushing water opened up a sinkhole that swallowed three cars.


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