Storms, Floods in Midwest and East Coast Kill 8

Hundreds evacuated as water rises
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 9, 2008 6:47 AM CDT
Michelle Tanga and her husband Tom are seen in the kitchen of their destroyed house after a storm that moved through the city early Sunday morning, June 8, 2008.   (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)
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(Newser) – Storms across the Midwest and East Coast this weekend forced hundreds to evacuate, destroyed homes, and killed 8 people, the AP reports. More than 10 inches of rain in much of Indiana caused flooding; more floods in Iowa were some of the worst in years. Falling trees, high winds, and lightning killed several people while others drowned. A tornado in Omaha, Neb., damaged buildings, but no injuries were reported.

During the tornado, “you couldn't see anything" outside, one resident said. "It was like a fog. So much stuff blowing around."