Transcript for Take Cover: More Dangerous Weather Ripping Across the Country
Millions of Americans are making their way home tonight. And facing a series of obstacle courses across the country in some places flash floods powerful storms and others twisters lightning and hail. So strong it can cracked the windshield. It BC's Ryan Owens is tracking it all tonight. Inundating rains are flooding parts of the self tonight swamping streets near New Orleans. Tornado and flash flood watches and warnings are posted throughout the area. One confirmed twister touched down here in Geary build Louisiana new skated that would out of -- -- of a 105 miles an hour. Blew a tree into this man's house -- -- You know and then we did a ship that Powell. Wembley and that -- ship -- power in the last 24 hours there have been more than a 160. Severe weather reports across the eastern half of the country. None more dramatic than this lightning strike caught by storm chaser Scott Shepard. Look at the cloud of dust that rises from the South Dakota Rhode. Jeffords nearly fatal mistake he had his arm hanging out of the car window to shoot video when he became the story. The ball came down it. Completely disable or vehicle it exploded due asphalt or around -- truck shot at him before entry into the air piracy court aftershock in my arm. He wasn't hurt but just check out what it did -- the asphalt. The electricity in a lightning -- it's the equivalent of two and a half million car batteries. Every year an average of 22 million cloud to ground lightning flashes hit the US most lightning injuries occur between noon. And four in the afternoon. They get from this experience storm chaser. Tornadoes are not the only danger this time of year -- What matters -- in and around it really does not strictly -- started going to be in a vehicle or more contribute to the hangar on -- short of it. Ryan Owens ABC news. Dallas.
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