Massive Flooding as Storm Pounds Central U.S.

The deadly winter storm which tore through the central U.S. was barreling east on Tuesday, promising a mix of snow, sleet and floods.

Charles and Donna Campbell clean up trash that had floated into the yard of their home in Pontoon Beach, Ill. on Monday, 28 Dec, 2015. Their property backs up to Long Lake."It's flooded before, but this is the worst it's been. Now we know we can survive eight inches of rain," said Charles Campbell. Chris Lee / AP
Two cars are submerged in floodwater in a park in Kimmswick, Mo. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency due to wide spread flooding around the state that has closed many roads. Jeff Roberson / AP
Volunteers fill sandbags in a effort to hold back rising floodwaters in Kimmswick, Mo. Jeff Roberson / AP
Tammy Poirrier walks down a flooded road to get back to her home before evacuating in Eureka, Mo. Jeff Roberson / AP
A minivan drives through floodwaters covering a street in Pontoon Beach, Ill. Chris Lee / AP
A mailbox stands in floodwaters in Pontoon Beach, Ill. Chris Lee / AP
Jamyra Prayer of Pontoon Beach, Ill. passes time doing a crossword puzzle as Dave Ames, a church member at Nameoki United Methodist Church, uses a vacuum to suck up water seeping through the floor in the basement of the church which has been temporarily converted to a Red Cross shelter for flood victims in Granite City, Ill. Chris Lee / AP
A car is surrounded by flood waters in Pontoon Beach, Ill. Chris Lee / St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP
Mike Hawley, right, and Alex Pleimann help move items out of a gift shop as a precaution against rising floodwaters in Kimmswick, Mo. Jeff Roberson / AP
Two men in a boat explore a flooded business near along Copper Creek in Calhoun, Ga. John Bazemore / AP
The driver of a pickup truck crosses a flooded section of road in Eureka, Mo. Jeff Roberson / AP

David Townsend stands outside his grandmother's house after helping line the front of the house with sandbags to protect from the wake of passing vehicles in Pontoon Beach, Ill. At right is Roger Eller who lives in the home with his mother-in-law.

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