By John Raby The Associated Press Sun., Feb. 25, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va.—The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia. The system that stretched from Texas to the Canadian Maritime provinces had prompted several emergency declarations even before the dangerous storms arrived. In southwestern Michigan, the body of a 48-year-old man was found floating in floodwaters Sunday in Kalamazoo, city Public Safety Lt. David Thomas said. Police were withholding the release of his name until notifying relatives. Read more: Winter storm dumps snow on U.S. South, could strengthen into ‘bomb cyclone’ Article Continued Below Winter storm pummels Atlantic Canada, eastern U.S., with high winds, snow, record cold Tornadoes, thunderstorms blamed for at least 20 deaths across U.S. … [Read more...] about At least 5 dead after tornado, flooding from severe storm sweeps through central U.S.