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Severe thunderstorms cause flooding, deaths
News story originally written on March 4, 1997

Several severe thunderstorms hit the U.S. over the weekend. This has caused a lot of trouble for the Midwestern and Southern states. Storms on Saturday, March 1, have killed at least 21 in Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. Flooding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia has caused a lot of damage to towns.

A record 13 inches of rain has fallen over the weekend, causing flooding of many rivers and lakes. The Ohio River Valley is almost completely underwater. Cars and mobile homes are floating around the area. The Ohio River is expected to reduce its height around mid-week. It will take a long time for a full cleanup of this area.

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