Powerful Spring Storms Unleash Deadly Floods in Midwest

Record-breaking rainfall forces residents from Iowa to Illinois to evacuate.
1:12 | 04/20/13

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of natural disaster, deadly flooding. In the midwest. There are states of emergency and disaster declarations in at least half a dozen states right now. Abc's alex perez has the latest. Reporter: Mother nature's wrath across the midwest has been unrelenting. Near indianapolis today one man is dead, another missing, after their cars were swept away by flood waters. In zionsville, indiana, flooded homeowners are battling to get the water out -- it's in our kitchen, dining room, and going up through the rest of the house. Reporter: Heavy rain has hammered the heartland all week. Many forced to evacuate their homes. In river grove, illinois, canoes replaced cars. Parts of illinois, saw a record eight inches of rain on thursday, completely submerging parts of chicago. Here at this city park, there's so much water, you can't tell where the pool ends, or where the park begins. Sandbag after sandbag, entire communities are working to keep the water out. But with the mississippi and at least 17 other rivers at or near flood levels, this fight is far from over. Alex perez, abc news, chicago.

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