Severe Storms Sweep Across Plains, Northeast

ABC News' Ginger Zee tracks the latest weather news across the country.
1:48 | 09/01/14

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Transcript for Severe Storms Sweep Across Plains, Northeast
We begin with the outbreak of dangerous storms that ruined the holiday weekend for tens of millions of people. Get right to ginger zee. From Nebraska all to this subway station in New York City full of water. There were 160 severe reports already over the holiday weekend from Kansas to Massachusetts, and this morning it's still happen. Severe storms on a holiday weekend rampage. More than 160 wind and hail reports from Dan senkansas to new Jersey. Ominous shelf clouds sweeping across the plains, winds up to 80 miles an hour, wind hammering the roads in Kansas. In some spots, growing to two and a half inches wide in Iowa. Flash floods, lightning in Omaha delaying a soccer game, and back east, heavy rain halting play at U.S. Open in queens. And dangerous bolts. It was really loud like boom, like a bomb blew up. At least three people in new York struck by lightning. Drivers plowing through the floods into the holiday. So the area today on alert would be from Oklahoma in the far northeastern corner to Kansas City, St. Louis, Detroit, all included. People say it was so sunny and the storm started. You need the sunshine to fuel the storm. Don't be thrown off with a sunny day. Start the labor day forecast, folks are going to see severe storms. A little bit left across the east coast and the gulf. We'll talk about that in the nation's weather. Back to you. President Obama is taking

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