Storms pelt Midwest, cause flooding in Indiana

Extreme weather wreaks havoc in the Hoosier state

Published June 22, 2010 4:45PM (EDT)

Another round of potentially severe weather is firing up in Illinois and Indiana, as officials deal with the aftermath of storms that crashed through the Midwest overnight.

Flash flood warnings are posted in central Indiana following two days of heavy thunderstorms. Water from a retention lake has overflowed an earthen dam west of Indianapolis. Firefighters have rescued at least three people trapped by rising water.

In southern Wisconsin, an apparent tornado damaged or destroyed dozens of homes in Eagle, where the fire chief is warning people to stay away because of live wires on the ground. Officials say all residents are accounted for after a warning siren failed before the storm hit.

In central Illinois, heavy rains created flash floods while witnesses reported tornadoes near the Indiana border.

By Associated Press

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