Tornadoes, Flash Flooding Across South

Almost two dozen reported tornadoes struck as floods trapped people in their homes.
3:00 | 04/08/14

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First, that severe weather causing so much havoc overnight. Incredible survival stories as the twister swept across the south. ABC's Steve osunsami is right outside Atlanta with the latest. Steve? Reporter: Good morning, George. I want to show you how powerful these storms were. This scene behind me was caused by the winds. High winds knocked down this massive, truly massive, oak tree, which is now barely resting on this smaller tree here. And these two homes, which were badly damaged. The storm was especially hard on the deep south, with tornadoes falling from the sky in north Carolina and Mississippi. Devastating damage in north Carolina. 13 people had to be hospitalized, including a father and a 9-year-old son, driving home from school, when the twister lifted their truck. Witnesses tell me that this truck was a part of the tornado damage. They say the truck went up into the air, over power lines, spun a couple times and landed in this abandoned field. Reporter: It was like a scene out of "The wizard of oz." The two are expected to be okay. Dozens of homes, wiped out. This twister was the frightening view from a backyard in north Carolina. There was pounding hail, too. Golf ball-sized in Texas. And it felt like the rain and thunderstorms wouldn't stop in Alabama and Georgia. And two dramatic rescues in Birmingham. Three people, including two children, helped to safety after their car was trapped by rising floodwaters. Firefighters brought out the boats, rescuing nearly 100 families. They were freaking out. Like, hyperventilating. They were trying to make sure everyone was up. Everyone was awake. We were knocking on friends' doors. Reporter: This was the scene after an ef-2 tornado ripped through covington county, Mississippi. And a 9-year-old's girl body was recovered after authorities say she was swept away in a flash flood, while playing outside her home. This could be just a preview of what's coming this storm system. Storm season. The worst of the storms often hit, most deadly storms, often in April or may. George and Lara? Keeping a close watch. Steve, thanks very much.

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