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Death Toll in U.S. Storms Rises to 10
    2008-06-11 16:15:01     CRIENGLISH.com
At least ten people have died from floods caused by the severe storms in the United States over the weekend.

Floodwaters wash away houses and threaten dams in the midwestern U.S. state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has declared a state of emergency in 30 counties.

"Because this storm was so consistent as it moved, it just kept dumping water all the way across as it moved. Last year was obviously huge, but there were spots that were much more hard hit than others, but this really just came across the whole state."

U.S. President George W. Bush has declared a major disaster in 29 flooded counties in the state of Indiana.

Meanwhile, on the East Coast, a heat wave has caused some power outages in New York City, along with sharp increases in heat-related diseases.

The temperature is expected to hit 40 degrees Celsius, three degrees higher than the record set in 1933.


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