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Severe storms with heavy rains, high winds and lightning swept across the Midwest to the East Coast on Sunday, flooding towns from Iowa to Michigan, threatening levees and leaving at least eight people dead.

Six of the deaths were in Michigan, where several storms plowed from western Michigan eastward.

Two delivery workers for The Grand Rapids Press were killed Sunday morning after their car fell into a deep ravine created when a rain-swollen creek washed out a road, the newspaper reported on its Web site. Read full article »

CNN's Shelby Lin and Brendan Gage contributed to this report.

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