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Flooding Leads to Water Rescues from Texas to Michigan; 1 Dead in Illinois


The flooding extended up into Michigan's Lower Peninsula ... where residents needed to be removed from their flooded homes near White Rock Creek in Dallas as water levels rose rapidly late Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service.


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twitterCreated with Sketch.emailCreated with Sketch.Next ArticleEruption Blasts Summit Off Indonesia's Mount Sinabung VolcanoNewsAt Least 2 Dead as Flooding Spreads from Texas to MichiganBy Ada Carr and Sean Breslin4 hours agoweather.com01:11Widespread Flooding Continues in Winter Storm Oliver's WakeMeteorologist Danielle Banks follows the path of Oliver as flooding continues across parts of Texas, Indiana and Michigan.At a GlanceRain from Winter Storm Oliver has melted snow and triggered deadly flooding in parts of several regions.At least two deaths have been reported.Water rescues have been reported from Texas to Michigan, and roads have been shut down.A train derailed near Grand Rapids, Michigan, and it's believed the track was washed out by flooding. Winter Storm Oliver's warm side melted snow and triggered flooding in parts of the South and Midwest, and at least two deaths have been blamed on the nasty weather. A 1-year-old girl was found dead in standing water in her family's Michigan backyard Wednesday, state police told the Associated PressThe child reportedly wandered away from her home in Fairplain Township and entered the water.  Illinois State Police said a 52-year-old woman died early Tuesday morning when her vehicle rolled into a flooded ditch and was submerged along Illinois Route 45 near Peotone, the Chicago Tribune reported. Peotone Fire Chief William Schreiber told the Tribune that several other vehicles were recovered from the flooded intersection, but they didn't discover this particular car until hours later. "At five o'clock in the morning, it was darkWe could not see that vehicle," Schreiber told the TribunePeotone is located about 45 miles south of Chicago. (MORE: After Flooding Rains, Severe Weather Next?) Texas Residents had to be removed from their flooded homes near White Rock Creek in Dallas as water levels rose rapidly late Tuesday night, according to the National Weather ServiceNortheast of Dallas, many roads were flooded in the Wylie area Tuesday night, the NWS also said. In Dallas, rescue crews have been searching for people who may have been inside of a white vehicle that was seen floating in the Trinity River Wednesday, NBCDFW.com reportsPolice say a witness told them they spotted the car driving into the water before it was swept awayDive teams are currently searching the waterway.  Power outages have also been reported in the Lone Star StateAs of Wednesday night, more than 23,000 were without power, according to PowerOutage.us.   Arkansas More than a dozen students had to be rescued Wednesday after their school bus ran off-road and became stuck in flooding, according to APNo injuries were reported. Illinois As the Illinois River continued to rise Wednesday morning, residents in the town of Marseilles who live near the waterway were told to evacuate by the afternoonThe town southwest of Chicago has a population of about 5,000. Indiana Flooding problems were reported in the Hoosier State TuesdayIn Elkhart County, crews in boats rescued residents from a dozen homes along the Baugo Creek, according to AP. "This city has not seen flooding like this in the last 45 years," Mayor Tim Neese told the Elkhart Truth"We also had record snowfall in addition to consistent rain." In the city of Goshen, officials declared a local state of emergency and requested traffic be limited to emergency personnel, according to AP. In the northwestern town of Lake Station, authorities evacuated residents away from floodwaters Wednesday afternoon, according to CBS Chicago. (MORE: Flooding Concern Growing) Because of flooding along the Ohio River, the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino and Hotel in Elizabeth announced a temporary closure for the first time since 2015, WDRB.com reportedThere was no timetable for the hotel's reopening. Michigan Lansing Mayor Andy Schor declared a state of emergency for the city on Wednesday in anticipation that flooding will hit residential areasOfficials recommended anyone living in the possible flood areas to temporarily leave their home by noon Thursday. An ice jam on the Rifle River caused flooding in Arenac County Wednesday as it caused the waterway to overflow, ABC12.com reportsFour families had to be rescued from their homes in Pinnacle Park.  Flooding in Michigan's Lower Peninsula prompted the closure of many roads Tuesday as they were overtaken by floodwatersAlong the Muskegon River, some residents in Croton Township were urged to evacuate their homes and stay away from flooded areas, the AP reported via MLive.comSome schools in mid-Michigan were closed Wednesday because of the flooding, the AP also said. A state of emergency was declared in Clare County Tuesday and three of the county's major school districts were shut down due to the flooding, also according to MLive.  Ohio In the Cincinnati area, the Ohio River remained swollen, and officials prepared for additional rainfall. Train Derails Near Grand Rapids, Michigan South of Grand Rapids, a train derailment was reported along the Grand Elk Railroad at about 9:45 p.mEST Tuesday night in the town of Wyoming, according to MLive.comThe derailment, which was blamed on a compromised track that had been washed out by flooding, occurred near U.S131, WZZM-TV reported. A report from the NWS said the train conductor noticed the compromised track, but was unable to stop the train before it derailed. 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