Heavy Weather

Midwest Floods Kill Five

Spring is showing its rough side across the Midwest, as melting snow and rainstorms swell rivers and streams, flooding four states. Dozens of Ohioans had to be rescued from rising floodwaters in Findlay, while a woman in Norwalk, Ohio, was killed when her car was washed off a road. In Tennessee, four people were killed by floodwater and trees felled by storms. There have been storms across the region since Sunday, with more than five inches of rain in some places, and Illinois and Indiana have also seen flooding. Officials have issued warnings for dozens of other streams and rivers that haven’t yet crested.