severe weather up and down the east coast. At least two deaths so far. And, sam, this is a very, very serious line of storms. You think of three days now we've been talking about this line of storms.... See More
severe weather up and down the east coast. At least two deaths so far. And, sam, this is a very, very serious line of storms. You think of three days now we've been talking about this line of storms. involved in it. And the worst action was last night. We'll get to the boards and show you what's going on. This is what we were most afraid of, this kind of damage. The ground so saturated all the way into new england. When the winds came through, they're not taking tree limbs down. They're taking trees down by the root balls and laying them over because the ground is so darn wet. This was a light derecho that ran into thursday morning. Then, you had the 1 24-hour period of more than 730 storm reports. If you can find the worst damage, it's right in here. That's where our ginger zee is this morning, in rock wood. Good morning, ginger. Reporter: Good morning, sam. One of the huge trees behind me, ripped from its roots and thrown into this house. Let's give you a wider perspective. There's a second huge tree on this property that this woman just bought. She was in the basement and safe. But that wasn't the same for everyone in the path of these storms. Overnight, severe storms rocked the middle east. 80-mile-per-hour winds to parts of virginia, ruling in damage like this in hampton roads. Scared to death. Reporter: Where a 20-foot tree smashes through a kitchen and comes out the back of the house. A few miles from the nation's capital, tornado warnings. Listen, as these people think they see rotation outside of their window. It's rotating. Reporter: A half-dozen water rescues in west virginia. the water. Three children were rescued after being trapped at home and cut off from rising waters. I prayed the whole time i stood out there. Reporter: In georgia, winds caused havoc on the highways. Falling trees struck one child in virginia, just as the park was beginning to evacuate. A woman from atlanta was trapped inside this mangled suv, saved by the cherokee county fire and rescue. Heavy rains immersed new jersey, new york and connecticut. Where flooding will be a concern today. The ground, already saturated. At least 300,000 are without power, sam. We know not just trees. But they go to power lines and rip those down, too.
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