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CAPTION ONLY: RAIN ON A PARADE FAILS TO BURST ANY `BUBBLES'

Greg Victor, a novelty vendor from Buffalo, N.Y., takes cover with his balloons in a train underpass Saturday in Erie, Pa. Mother Nature tried her best to rain on the city's annual zoo parade but failed to dampen many spirits. But other locations weren't as fortunate. Thunderstorms rolled across the South and through the upper Ohio Valley into the Northeast on Saturday. Flooding forced new evacuations in Indiana, but rain stopped falling there and in other parts of the Midwest. "Our biggest problem is probably water coming out of fields and washing out county roads," said Steve Wettschurack of an Emergency Management Agency in northern Indiana. The Wabash River was expected to crest there at 5 feet above flood stage. Thunderstorms on Friday dropped up to 2 inches of rain within a few hours on parts of Indiana, and southern Illinois got as much as 6 inches in three hours.