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Severe storms spawn tornadoes, trigger flooding

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Severe weather hammered the Midwest for two days.  (Source: CNN) Severe weather hammered the Midwest for two days. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - Another round of severe weather hit the Midwest overnight.

Twisters and funnel clouds were spotted just a day after twin tornadoes devastated parts of Nebraska.

Storm chasers captured one of three possible tornadoes ripping through Cherry County, NE. It dropped tennis ball-sized hail.

Another immense twister was caught on video tearing through Coleridge.

Only one day after twin tornadoes, both massive and violent, barreled through the state obliterating practically everything in their paths.

But the powerful storm system reached beyond Nebraska.

Harsh thunderstorms spawned several twisters that pummeled southern Wisconsin, flattening homes into piles of rubble in Verona and Platteville.

The risk of severe weather stretched across the upper Midwest, and threatened millions of people.

Major flooding left parts of Iowa under water, with roads and homes completely submerged.

It was the same sight across parts of Minnesota and South Dakota where heavy rainfall caused substantial flooding in rivers and lakes, damaging homes, cars and businesses.

"We tried to get things as high as we could but when the water came, it came fast," said Lacee Feltman, a resident. "It was first we had an inch, then all of a sudden we had a foot, and then it was waist deep."

Many houses were surrounded by piles of sandbags up to 4 feet high, residents were only able to reach their homes by boat.

"No matter what happens here, we'll have each other and no matter what we lose, we'll still be together," a resident said.

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