Posted at: 07/01/2014 1:22 PM
By: JIM SALTER, Associated Press
Flooding in St. Paul, June 24 2014
ST. LOUIS (AP) - More torrential rain worsened flooding in the Midwest Tuesday, spawning high water that swept away an Iowa teenager, caused a traffic nightmare near one of the nation's busiest airports and threatened to swamp a Missouri town for the fifth time in less than a decade.
More than 3 inches of rain fell over much of the upper Midwest Monday night and Tuesday morning, capping a week of heavy.
By the weekend, the Mississippi River will be at major flood stage in many Iowa, Illinois and Missouri communities.
A busy interstate near O'Hare International Airport in Chicago was flooded. Rescue crews continued searching for a 17-year-old swept into a storm sewer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And in Clarksville, Missouri, the town has no money to pay for sandbagging.
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