What's left of Ike leaves a mess

CHICAGO (AP) -- Two million homes and businesses in Ohio and more than 300,000 in three other states are without power. Hurricane Ike and its remnants are being blamed for heavy rains, high winds and flash flooding. At least 34 people have died, from Texas to New York.

About 450 school districts canceled classes today in Ohio and officials say the blackouts from the storms knocked out a third of the traffic lights in the state.

A busy interstate just east of the Indiana-Illinois state line has been closed by high water. Officials say they are dealing with rising rivers and streams in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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