Nine Dead After Midwest US Flooding
Streams and rivers were overrun with torrential waters and President Bush declared 29 Indiana counties as disaster areas.
Military crews joined the sandbagging operations in an attempt to stem the rising water levels.
Military crews joined desperate sandbagging operations Monday as Indiana streams flooded to record levels, while the East Coast turned into a steam bath with temperatures simmering toward the century mark.
Nine deaths were blamed on stormy weekend weather, most in the Midwest. Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle declared an emergency for 29 counties and President Bush late Sunday declared a major disaster in 29 Indiana counties. Iowa Gov. Chet Culver said nearly a third of his state's 99 counties need federal help.