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2 missing after storms flood US northeast

June 29, 2013

FORT PLAIN, New York (AP) — Two people are missing after heavy rains inundated the northeast United States and led to severe flooding in some areas.

Officials say a woman in upstate New York’s Mohawk Valley is unaccounted for after her mobile home was washed away by rising waters Friday in Fort Plain. A number of other nearby communities also experienced flash flood

Heavy rains Thursday and Friday caused the Mohawk River and other waterways to overflow.

Authorities in central Pennsylvania say an 86-year-old man was swept into a rain-swollen creek Thursday while trying to retrieve an ATV. State police have not released the man’s name.

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