Heavy rains cause flooding, landslides, evacuations

Heavy rains cause flooding, landslides, evacuations

Posted on 02/12/2020
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Heavy rains are causing headaches for more than 21 million people this week.

Some residents have been forced to leave their homes as a result of the conditions.

And today (Wednesday) those soggy states are about to get hit again.

Mother nature showing no mercy.

Major flooding from Texas to the Carolinas is turning roadways into rivers and leaving families with houses full of water.

This is the wettest start of the year for a number of regions in the southeast.

And the new system starting today (Wednesday) is expected to bring up to three more inches of rain through the southeast and into the Ohio Valley.

Other parts of the country are dealing with the aftermath of the heavy rains they had earlier this week, like a major landslide in Washington County just outside of Pittsburgh.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says oversaturation is to blame.

And in Washington State, all roads leading into Mount Ranier National Park are closed after heavy rains caused flooding, mudslides and road damage.

Unfortunately the weather threat is not slowing down.

Before the end of the week, a storm system is expected to bring a band of moderate to heavy snow from the Midwest into parts of the Northeast.

Some cities including Chicago, Cleveland and much of New England could see significant snow.

Posted on 2.12.20