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Severe flooding in U.S. East Coast

Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 00:54

May 1 - Some 24 hours of non-stop rain drenches the Gulf Coast and East Coast, in the latest weather mayhem created by a tornado-packing storm system that killed at least 34 people this week. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Twenty-four hours of non-stop rain drenched states up and down the East Coast on Wednesday, from Florida's Panhandle to Alabama and New York. It was the latest weather-related mayhem created by a tornado-packing storm system that's killed at least 34 people this week. On the Gulf Coast, some states saw their worst flooding in decades. Torrential rain hit parts of Alabama... (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED MEN IN TRUCK SAYING: "It's pretty deep." "Yeah it's never been this bad." In Maryland, emergency crews rescued drivers stranded in high water. A collapsed street in Baltimore swallowed cars. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED MAN SAYING: "The wall, the lights, the car, everything parked on that side of the street, gone." Florida's governor has declared a state of emergency. Severe conditions may continue into Thursday, but the weather may be quieting down as a cold front pushes through the Appalachians.

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Severe flooding in U.S. East Coast

Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 00:54