Also on Sunday, Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi began a tour of Oman, Kuwait and Qatar, his ministry said, while its spokesman "categorically denied" reports of talks between Americans and Iranians.Flooded Arkansas and Oklahoma were bracing for more rain that will feed the already swollen Arkansas River, forecasters said on Monday, as Missouri Newport Pleasure deployed the National Guard in anticipation of further storms.
With millions of Americans under flood warnings on the Memorial Day holiday, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois got deluged while Oklahoma and Arkansas got a reprieve for the most part.
"But that's going to change as we have a system moving across there coming into midweek. The rain falling over the portions of the Central Plains into the upper Midwest will add to the river flows upstream," said Jim Hayes, meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center.
Floodwaters may take weeks to recede, Hayes said, as the heavy rains upriver will take time to drain.
The pattern of drenching thunderstorms and tornadoes, which has been recurring in the Central Plains states since last week, has caused flooding in several river cities.
All 77 Oklahoma counties were under a state of emergency, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said. The city of El Reno was still cleaning up from the tornado that killed two people and injured 29 on Saturday.