heartland on Saturday, causing power outages for thousands of Oklahoma residents while triggering road closures and flash flood warnings in parts of the Midwest. The downpour, which began on Friday, was so intense the ground could not absorb the moisture, creating a high likelihood of flooding, said meteorologist Kenneth James of the Weather Prediction Center, part of the National Weather Service. Governors of two states, Missouri and Oklahoma, on Saturday declared states of emergency due to flooding. "The massive storm system has delivered widespread rain and high winds across much of the

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