Flooding, Snow Plague Midwest, Northeast States

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For millions in the Midwest Monday the focus is not so much celebrating Memorial Day but coping with severe weather, from Iowa all the way down to Texas. 

In south Texas this weekend, flash flooding killed three people. One victim, a 17-year-old boy, was overwhelmed as he tried to cross a swollen creek.
    
The city of San Antonio responded to 250 rescue calls.  In one neighborhood, crews had to rescue 54 people, mainly by boat.

"It's nothing I've ever experienced before. I have never done this," one resident said.
  
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro urged locals to stay off the roads as the city endured its second wettest day ever on record.

"We have had too many folks who continue to ignore low-water warnings," Castro said at a Saturday afternoon news conference.

One resident said, "It is frustrating but what can you do?  You've got to wait it out."
  
Parts of Iowa are also under water. Rivers are swelling and volunteers are laying down sandbags.

"It's really bad. Never seen it this bad," another Iowa resident remarked. "There's a park down here.  It's all under water."
   
Meanwhile, in the Northeast it's been snowing. More than three feet have come down on Whiteface Mountain in New York. 
    
Residents in Vermont and in New Hampshire are skiing, and deck chairs got a winter look.

But in Washington state weather concerns took a back seat to celebrations honoring America's service men and women.
     
Meanwhile, flash flood warnings were issued Monday for parts of Iowa, Illinois and South Dakota.

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