Deadly Flash Floods Follow Staggering Rainfall in 16 States

Dangerous downpours that forced multiple water rescues are making their way to the Northeast.
2:23 | 08/09/13

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It just seems that almost every night we're getting these stories. These incredibly horrible stories. This one from our oklahoma station. 2:00 a.M. Flooding. Let me show you pictures of the area. A 2:00 a.M. Flooding site. A gentleman was trying to help a family in flooding and lost his life. These are the rivers that are popping up in flood zones. 38 of them are in flooding. One in southern missouri at its 100-year record. The videos are frightening. Seemingly coming every night. Raging floodwaters in 16 states, after staggering rainfall totals like southern missouri's almost 2 feet of rain in 1 week. Overnight, pictures from oklahoma, adding oklahoma ci to the list of deadly flash flood tragedies. in McDonald county, missouri, a 61-year-old woman died after her car was swept off a flooded bridge. In nashville, tennessee, a daring rescue. 5-week-old lauren marlin, saved after murky waters invaded their home. Her parents, shaken. We're in the attic, trying to get the baby upstairs. It's hard. It's scary. You don't know what the water's going to do. Reporter: Back in missouri, teaming rivers and flash floods force people on to the roofs. The driver of this week, trapped when his truck stalled and floated off the road. And in these pictures from thursday morning, rescue teams in hollister, missouri, out in full force, searching for friends and family. This woman, frantic to find hers. I hope nothing found down there. Reporter: Finally, a joyful reunion. I think that's them right there. Reporter: And now, the rains spread into the northeast. Heavy rains bringing overnight flooding to this walmart in new york. And there's plenty of tree damage, as well. With heavy rain, we've had strong winds. We focus on the rain in new england. And follow this line back to where this rain has been for a week. That's where we expect it to stay. And some of the heaviest rainfall because this front is stationary, getting fed energy by the jet stream and plenty of gulf moisture. Once again, it's around nashville and back into missouri that we're going to see rainfall totals from two to three inches.

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