Incredible Story of Survival: 12-Year-Old Girl Swept Away Into a Storm Drain

Dangerous flash floods caused this girl to be swept half a mile away.
2:43 | 07/16/14

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We're going to turn now to the severe weather hitting tonight. For the last 24 hours we've seen the relentless rain, the flash flooding, tonight the story of a 12-year-old girl swept away in a storm drain. She survived. Tonight ginger zee with the story of that little girl and where that storm is headed next. Reporter: Flooding rains in new England chewing away at the roads. I've never seen such a condensed devastation in such a short period of time. Reporter: Up to four inches of rain in 12 hours for parts of New Hampshire. More than 2,000 miles west -- fig. The culprit? The fast moving storm dropping more than two inches of rain in less than an hour. How does two inches of rain turn into this? It has to do with where the school is located. This school is on a hill. The drainage system was unable to handle all of that water. Tonight a frightening tale from 12-year-old Taylor Russell. Taylor, her sister and some friends standing on the edge of a swalen week when Taylor suddenly fell in. I didn't know there was a drop in the ground there. I went under and was trying to get up and my friends tried helping me. They couldn't. Reporter: Helpless, the group watching as Taylor was swept underground for a half mile through a drainpipe. I was swept under and I tried to look back to see if my sister was there and I'm trying to yell and I couldn't, like, because I didn't want to open my mouth. Holding her breath the whole time, certain she was going to die, Taylor made it out with only bumps and bruises. Glad she's okay and ginger, where should we be watching tonight? The same thing could happen eventually. Let me take you through the severe storms. That's first and foremost. Strong storms possible in Florida. Back here in the Texas panhandle we're under a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma and north Texas. Tomorrow strong winds, large hail and damaging winds. Now here's what I was talking about, David, that rain, hefty at times through Saturday. Look at parts of Oklahoma into Arkansas. You can see some areas getting over five inches. So if you get a half a foot of rain in a couple of days it's going to be a big deal. Elsewhere, the chill, but it's feeling good for a lot of folks waking up in the 50s and 60s. Ginger, thank you. The other major headline as you know in the weather

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