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Rising rivers threaten U.S. Midwest

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 01:00

Heavy rainfall earlier this week could give way to dangerous flooding with several rivers in the Midwest expected to crest at record levels. Linda So reports.

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An airport runway in suburban Chicago partially underwater. Parking lots and streets submerged. Parts of the Midwest are bracing for record-breaking flooding with nearby rivers expected to crest after heavy rains earlier in the week. In the town of Gurnee, Illinois, people are filling up sandbags to protect their homes and businesses from the rising Des Plaines River. SOUNDBITE: SHELLEY COOK, GURNEE RESIDENT, SAYING: "I was here in the 2004 flood and the '86 flood. They're saying this one is supposed to be worse." SOUNDBITE: BILL BARUTH, LINCOLNSHIRE RESIDENT, SAYING: "Normally this is just a deck instead of a dock like we now." In Bill Baruth's neighborhood, more than a dozen homes are already underwater. But it could get a lot worse when the Des Plaines river is expected to crest on Saturday. SOUNDBITE: BILL BARUTH, LINCOLNSHIRE RESIDENT, SAYING: "We're going to pray that this is it... that this is as high as it goes. Nobody else needs more water... it's done enough damage." In Northwest Ohio, they're are also bracing for more flooding with the Blanchard River in Findlay expected to rise to near-record levels.

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Rising rivers threaten U.S. Midwest

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 01:00