CAREY, Ohio -Dozens of roads were closed, emergency workers rescued residents from homes, and school districts canceled classes Tuesday as several inches of rain flooded roads and sent riverbanks surging throughout northern Ohio.
Both directions of I-75, one of the nation's main north-south thoroughfares, were expected to remain closed until Wednesday morning in northwest Ohio from Findlay to Lima, said Scott Varner, the Ohio Department of Transportation. Photo: A Shelby, Ohio Rescue by the US Coast Guard.
22 Die In Midwest Flooding
The death toll from two storm systems -- one in the Upper Midwest and the remnants of Tropical Storm Erin in Texas and Oklahoma -- reached 22 on Tuesday when searchers found the body of a man tangled in a tree near Lewiston, Minn. In Wisconsin and Minnesota, thousands of homes were damaged: A preliminary survey by the American Red Cross in Minnesota identified about 4,200 affected homes, including 256 complete losses, 338 with major damage and 475 that are still inaccessible, said Kris Eide, the state's director of homeland security and emergency management. Photo:
Houses hang over the edge of embankment created after flood waters washed the land away near Winona, Minn.