Flooding, high winds and fog hit swaths of the East Coast today, forcing evacuations and knocking Army skydivers off course at a North Carolina racetrack.
In Virginia, two people died over the weekend -- including a man who was rescued after his truck was swept away but tried to return to the vehicle.
Overflowing streams in Virginia and West Virginia forced evacuations after a week of heavy rain and snow that swamped much of the northeast quarter of the country. High wind and fog caused havoc elsewhere, closing roads from Kansas to New Jersey.
Brian Quesenberry was rescued a second time Saturday from the North Fork of the Roanoke River near Blacksburg, Va., after being trapped in floodwaters for about two hours, said Salem firefighter Tim Graham.
Quesenberry died later in the day at a hospital; the cause was not immediately released. His father, Stewart Quesenberry, who went with his son to reach the truck, also was rescued and remained hospitalized today.
Floodwaters also killed a man whose truck was swept away Saturday evening after he drove over a bridge that had been barricaded. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was found dead in his pickup early this morning in the creek in Vinton, near Roanoke.
Both deaths occurred in southwest Virginia, scene of the state's most serious flooding. Twelve businesses were evacuated along the Roanoke River in Roanoke.
Minor flooding was reported throughout West Virginia. About 40 houses in Charleston were evacuated today, and the National Weather Service warned of 50-mph winds at higher elevations, with as much as four inches of snow possible.
More than a foot of snow hit parts of Oklahoma and Kansas, where three people were killed in auto accidents blamed on the wet roads. In Missouri, an 83-year-old woman was killed when a pickup truck spun out of control in the snow and struck the car she was in.
Also today, three Army skydivers entertaining race fans at the North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham were injured when 40-mph wind gusts blew them off target.