Midwest Floods, East Bakes, Washington Chilled

Some residents in Gays Mills, Wis., have to start from scratch again after a second devastating flood in 10 months washed away the progress they had been making.

The swollen Kickapoo River spilled over its banks and engulfed nearly the entire town Monday, just as it did last August.

On Tuesday, officials in Wisconsin and other parts of the Midwest were assessing the damage from storms that have now left at least 15 people dead.

A Wisconsin National Guard team was headed to Lake Delton to determine what equipment is needed to begin repairs at a man-made lake.

On Monday, an embankment gave way and unleashed a powerful current that ripped homes off their foundations before emptying into the nearby Wisconsin River.

The water washed away a big chunk of the local tourism industry.

Bill Pettit, who owns a 30-unit resort on man-made Lake Delton, said he's "out of business" because what he sells is the lakefront and "the lake is gone."

No one was hurt.

In Indiana, the White River was expected to crest Tuesday at 16 feet above flood stage at Newberry.

State officials said they don't have an estimate on the damage or the number of homes and businesses destroyed by flooding.

Up to 11 inches of rain fell Saturday, and 2 more inches fell Monday.

Heat Is On

While the Midwest struggled with floods, the spring heat wave baking the East Coast continued Tuesday for at least another day.

It was expected to be a sauna again Tuesday from the Southeast to New England, where forecasters said the thermometer could top out near 100 degrees.

Dozens of schools in the Northeast that don't have air conditioning planned to close early for a second day.

Heat advisories were in effect from North Carolina to New Hampshire.

In Delaware, agencies asked people to donate fans and air conditioners for needy residents.

Officials were again urging people to avoid strenuous outdoor activity.

The operator of New England's power grid reported high electricity demand and a tight supply Monday, with expectations of a slightly tighter supply Tuesday in the six-state region.

It was 99 in New York City on Monday, and in the fifth inning of the Kansas City Royals-Yankees game, fans at Yankee Stadium cheered loudly when a cloud moved in front of the sun.

They booed moments later when the sun returned.

Relief from the heat is expected to arrived by midweek, forecasters said.

Weather Sends Chills

As the East sizzled, another part of the country was having wintry weather.

The National Weather Service said a fierce storm could bring 5 to 10 inches of new snow to Washington's Cascade Mountains, particularly in the higher elevations.

Winds gusting to 45 mph have knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in western Washington state.