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Record Rains Wreaking Havoc across Southwest

09-09-2014
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Severe storms continue flooding cities across the nation Tuesday, leaving at least two people dead in Arizona.

The record rains are wreaking havoc in the Southwest. Three inches of rain made for Phoenix's wettest day ever, turning roads into lakes and in some parts more like rivers.

The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning west of Phoenix.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has declared a statewide emergency

"Non-essential state employees should stay home today," she advised. "If you must travel, please do so with caution an be safe!"

In Nevada, an Indian reservation was evacuated and an interstate highway shut down after four inches of rain fell in just two hours.

In parts of Southern California, cars were submerged underwater, buildings damaged and trees uprooted.

The East Coast is also experiencing major flooding.

Officials in coastal Virginia say 30 inches of water covered some roads.

And the rain just keeps coming.

Parts of the East Coast are expecting 6 to 10 inches of rain in the coming days.

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