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Major Storms Hit North America on Both Coasts

National Guard troops in the northwest U.S. state of Oregon are evacuating residents in a flooded town, while thousands of residents in the region are without power.

A National Guard spokesman says troops are using boats to rescue residents caught in the floods in the towns of Vernonia and Chehalis.

Over the past two days, major storms along North America's Atlantic and Pacific coasts have led to the deaths of at least 10 people.

The governors of Oregon and Washington state have declared states of emergencies.

In Washington state, officials say a major highway is under three meters of water. There have also been helicopter rescues from flooded areas in the state.

Meanwhile, parts of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States have been hit hard with heavy snow and high winds.

U.S. weather officials Tuesday issued snow advisories for the midwest United States, which includes major cities such as Minneapolis and Chicago.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.