U.S. floods: 16 die as east coast ravaged
29 Jun, 2006 04:05
Sixteen people are dead in the worst flooding to hit the United States east coast in decades.
New Jersey, New York, Maryland and have all declared a state of emergency. In Pennsylvania , thousands have been evacuated and two youths are missing.People were forced to leave their homes in Maryland New York and . In eastern New Jersey , up to 200,000 have been ordered to evacuate after a major river overflowed to record levels. Flooding was caused by several days of heavy rain, produced by a low-pressure system hovering off the eastern shore. Forecasters say more thunderstorms are possible along the coast for the rest of the week. Pennsylvania