(State College, PA) - A storm off the coast of the Carolinas continues to whip the shoreline with gusty winds, heavy surf, beach erosion and rip currents, while areas in the Plains struggle with flooding that rivals the historical inundation of 1993.
Midwest Braces For Major Flooding
(CBS/AP) Numerous communities were evacuating their residents Monday as the National Weather Service predicted near-1993 flooding levels across much of the state, authorities said.
Rivers and streams already were overrunning their banks Monday in parts of northwest Missouri and flooding was expected later in the week farther east. As the floodwaters rose, Gov. Matt Blunt declared a state of emergency and signed an executive order authorizing the mobilization of Missouri National Guard troops. Photo: A submerged SUV and tractor-trailer truck sit stranded Monday May 7, 2007 in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Interstate 29 is closed in several stretches in western Iowa due to high water over the road. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)