More torrential rain worsens flooding in Midwest US

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Updated: 7/01 1:00 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More torrential rain worsened flooding in the Midwest U.S. on Tuesday, spawning high water that swept away an Iowa teenager, caused a traffic nightmare near one of the nation's busiest airports and threatened to swamp a Missouri town for the fifth time in less than a decade.

More than three inches of rain fell over much of the upper Midwest on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

By the weekend, the Mississippi River will be at major flood stage in many Iowa, Illinois and Missouri communities.

A busy interstate near O'Hare International Airport in Chicago was also flooded. Rescue crews continued searching for a 17-year-old swept into a storm sewer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And in Clarksville, Missouri, the town has no money to pay for sandbagging.

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