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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 August 2007, 13:15 GMT 14:15 UK
In pictures: Deadly US floods

Streets in Findlay, Ohio, are shown surrounded by flood waters

Floods in the Midwestern states in the US have killed 22 people and caused damage which will cost millions of dollars to repair.

A couple stand on the front steps of their home surrounded by flood water in Fox Lake, Illinois

The floods were caused by days of heavy rains triggered by the remnants of Tropical Storm Erin.

A flooded street in Ottawa, Ohio

Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio and Missouri are among the worst-affected states.

Flooded farm buildings in La Crescent, Minnesota

The floods have severely damaged homes, road, bridges and crops.

Houses are perched over a deep gulley caused by flooding in Winona, Minnesota

About 12in (30cm) of rain fell in Minnesota earlier in the week, causing the earth to give way in this neighbourhood of the town of Winona.

A canoe sits on a street in Rushford, Minnesota, after the flood waters receded

In some areas, the waters have receded and the clean-up job has begun.

A woman cleans up her flood-damaged kitchen in Kingfisher, Oklahoma

Many people have lost their homes and most of their belongings.

A man sorts through his mother's belonging in a flood-damaged home in Stockton, Minnesota

Unable to return home, hundreds of people have been moved into shelters.

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