Flash flood emergency hits Midwest after severe storms

Severe storms in the Midwest have caused a flash flood emergency as drivers became stranded and a dam failed. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.
1:54 | 06/19/18

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Him back in the US we turn now to this severe storms in the midwest causing flash floods that have now turned deadly. Officials fear the worst is yet to come after torrential rains even caused a dam to fail. Overnight a flush. Flood emergency as he busting downpours lead Ares underwater. In Illinois the de Lucia sending temperatures crashing from the mid ninety's into the seventies. In Rockford manhole covers were blown off as rising waters overwhelmed storm drains within moments drivers became trapped in submerged vehicles. This photo shows three people on a car's roof helping a man it's gate. Watch carefully you can see the driver trying to climb out a back window that's been smashed open. And parts of a hospital in the city evacuated after water started blowing through the halls. In Wisconsin a state of emergency declared after a dam failure raging water can be seen pouring right through the broken dam. Flowing for miles downstream across the border into Minnesota at the Duxbury fire chief says the biggest concern is still at least 24 hours away. When the river's expected to crest. We're still looking at the high water not be in here yet. There with a dam breach in like that you know could wrote the third who were worried about. The water spilling over this bridge causing part of it to collapse. The bridge was just repaired weeks ago. But the heat through old case last week. Take for Milwaukee while few years ago from a bad storm. And they just they just got all repaired and our back to square want to. In neighboring Michigan the governor has now declared a disaster in two counties after heavy rain washed away these roads in the upper peninsula. And one death has been attributed to the floods in Wisconsin and the storms are not over yet.

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