Major storms cause flash floods across the country

Wisconsin declares a state of emergency while some towns north of Chicago are underwater.
2:05 | 07/13/17

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Next to the severe storms hitting at this hour. From Philadelphia up into new York and new England. A state of emergency in Wisconsin. Flash flooding and rivers in record levels there. The National Guard called in. Roads underwater across several states after half a foot of rain. ABC's Alex Perez from the storm zone tonight. Reporter: Tonight, drivers caught in flash floods from Ohio to New York. We're coming upon them and pushing 'em out, but we're trying to cut off everything right now. Reporter: Parts of the midwest reeling, half a foot of rain in just hours Wednesday north of Chicago. Floodwaters busting through a basement window, racing into this Wisconsin home. The governor declaring a state of emergency, on scene today. For something this big, it's remarkable not only there not a fatality, but that there hasn't been serious injury. Reporter: Across the border in Illinois, floodwaters rising, fish swimming in the tweets. Residents racing to fill sandbags to protect their town from what could be record flooding. More than 100 homes and businesses already damaged. And David, here in Burlington, Wisconsin, residents are desperate for the water to recede. Take a look from above. With help from our drone, you can see in some areas the streets and river have become one, and the river here expected to be a major flood stage through Saturday. David? Still rising through Saturday. Alex, our thanks to you. Let's get to meteorologist rob Marciano tracking it for us as the storms are on the move. Hey, rob. Reporter: Hey, David. Here in New York, we have been surrounded by strong thunderstos all oompb public look at theory Dar. Thunderstorms north of Philadelphia and New Jersey. And in some cases, record heat fueling these storms and high humidity just piling onto that flood threat, especially in Ohio and western New York. We have this front that will be on the move tomorrow, and another round expected. The zone being Richmond, D.C., and the peninsula, and then it looks like quieter and cooler weather for the northeast this weekend. David? Rob, tough weather, but great to have you. In the meantime, next

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