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

US Midwest braces for more rain after deadly storm front kills 20
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The National Guard was deployed to help with relief efforts.

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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.

WATCH: Cabin floats away in Current River near Reyno, Arkansas (from Laura Redus) #arwx#ARNewspic.twitter.com/Rne0RQcQ0G

— Austin Kellerman (@AustinKellerman) May 3, 2017

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

That area there that looks like a river? That used to be I-44 in the Fenton/Valley Park area of #Missouri. pic.twitter.com/eEtUgGJxp1

— AMHQ (@AMHQ) May 3, 2017

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.

After historic weekend flooding, Missouri braces for new deluge: https://t.co/H9lUTWEdRW Several more inches of rain poss. Serious situation pic.twitter.com/UmUsZPIVMt

— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) May 3, 2017

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