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Deadly flash flooding hits South, Midwest U.S.

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Published on May 9, 2019 - Duration: 01:02s

Deadly flash flooding hits South, Midwest U.S.

Deadly flash flooding and tornadoes have brought havoc to the South Central United States, closing down roads and damaging homes.

Colette Luke has more.

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Deadly flash flooding hits South, Midwest U.S.

Deadly flash flooding and tornadoes overnight Wednesday, have brought misery to large parts of South Central United States, closing down roads and damaging homes.

(SOUNDBITE) JACOB LOGAN, HUTCHINSON, KANSAS RESDIENT, SAYING: "Last night my backyard was just saturated with water the water was so deep that it's coming into my basement." Water rushed over this turnpike in Sumner County Kansas… (SOUNDBITE) KARIN CLARK, SUMNER COUNTY IN KANSAS, SAYING: This is the worst we've seen in 20 years..

We are staying put..

There is nowhere to go, everwhere is flooded In eastern Texas, tens of thousands of homes were without power.

In Houston, authorities were working to minimize the flooding as much as possible… (SOUNDBITE) DAVE MARTIN, HOUSTON CITY COUNCILMAN, SAYING: "This will be the 8th time we've lowered the level of Lake Houston.

It's sits on a daily basis at 42.5 feet above sea level.

We're trying to get it down to 41 feet above sea level." On Wednesday, the body of a man washed away by floodwaters was found in Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas… Flooding rains are expected to continue in South and Midwest states including Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma..

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