Severe Weather Update

UNDATED (AP) -- A lot of bad weather is causing a lot of trouble around the country.

People across the Midwest woke up today to as much as 20 inches of snow.

In the Great Lakes region, homes and businesses are being threatened by flooding and rising rivers from days of heavy rain and melting snow.

In the South, emergency teams, utility workers and insurance representatives are streaming into five states hard hit by tornadoes earlier in the week. Tennessee got the worst of it, with 31 of the 55 known deaths.

President Bush travels to Tennessee tomorrow to assess damage and try to comfort residents. He's offering federal support, saying "Prayers can help and so can the government."

One of the most amazing survival stories is out of Castilian Springs, Tennessee. A squalling baby was found by a bystander across from a demolished post office. The man wrapped the baby in his shirt after picking the infant up out of a pile of debris. An emergency official says the baby showed no obvious sign of trauma. There is no word on what happened to the parents.


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