Deluge in the Deep South

As nervous residents of Hattiesburg, Miss., watched on Wednesday afternoon, the skies blackened and pounding sheets of rain began to fall. Kimberly Marks, 7, stepped off a school bus, walked down the street and was swept away by a juggernaut of water. Her body, coated with debris, was recovered on Thursday. She was one of at least ten who died in a series of thunderstorms that began in the Gulf of Mexico and caused the worst floods in 20 years in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. An estimated 30,000 people, 25,000 from Louisiana...

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