Ferocious Storms Across America

ABC News' Ginger Zee has the latest weather news.
3:00 | 09/08/12

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healing for her. We start with ferocious storms in several parts of america. Killing five people and, sadly, an infant. And look at this. A big rig knocked dover by the high winds. The storm is barreling towards the heavily-populated northeastern part of the country, where it could bring twisters. Ginger zee is in college station, texas, this morning. Ginger, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, everyone. I want to start with how many severe weather reports there were. More than 300 from oklahoma to upstate new york. Many of them with damaging wind reports. Some, deadly. The storms were huge. And they were powerful. 84-mile-per-hour gusts, whipped through oklahoma. Three people were killed when this mobile home was torn to shreds. Including an infant. Their bodies found in a creek nearby. The residents just back to the east of us here, was probably hardest hit. It was totally destroyed. Reporter: And look at this. This big rig, driving down the highway, blown right over by the wind. The driver, killed. Across the midwest, the storm dumped up to five inches of rain. Look at the pounding missouri took. And in arizona, the heavy rains aren't letting up. A constant monsoonal flow. One woman drowned when she was swept away. Arizona grappling with weather extremes. A day before, this giant sandstorm, known as a haboob, went through the state. The whole system is pushing east. And I have the answer for you. Anywhere from the carolinas up to maine, needs to be on alert later this afternoon and this evening, especially. We'll have late morning and early afternoon hours, too. There's a slight and moderate risk, moderate takes it up to that next level. And there's one reason. You'll have the damaging wind again, 70-mile-per-hour-plus. You'll have the damaging hail. You'll also have isolated tornadoes. Look at the spots included there. Springfield, albany, new york, and northern new jersey, northeastern pennsylvania, all in that tornado threat area.

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