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US Midwest braces for more rain after deadly storm front kills 20


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US Midwest braces for more rain after deadly storm front kills 20

Areas of America’s Midwest are bracing for more rain, after a powerful storm system brought tornadoes and record breaking floods.

At least 20 people have been killed, some swept away in their vehicles as rivers burst their banks. The National Guard was deployed to help with relief efforts.

Some 330 roads in Missouri were closed, and more than 100 highways were also shut down in neighbouring Arkansas.

In St Louis, authorities say up to 200 homes along the Meramac river have been damaged, and many more stand in harm’s way.

Thousands of sandbags are being used to protect homes and businesses, with forecasters saying several points along the Missouri river are expected to rise three metres above the flood line or higher by the end of the week.

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