Storms pounded the central plains states, drenching southern Minnesota and parts of western South Dakota with three inches of rain. In east-central Kansas, there was flooding along the Marais des Cygnes river, which crested at Quenemo above 24 feet, or seven feet above flood stage, threatening adjacent farmland and roads. Elsewhere, Florida saw heavy rain, and winds gusting up to 60 m.p.h. swept across the Montana Rockies.
NATION IN BRIEF : THE MIDWEST : Flood Danger Rises With Heavy Rains
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