Transcript for Severe Weather Threat
To the storm front that left a trail of destruction. Several deaths are being blamed on falling trees. Abc's ginger zee on the real danger and the new severe weather threat as we head into the weekend. Reporter: The rain fell in sheets. In west virginia, flash flooding. A rescuer, here trying to get a child to safety. Downed trees killing at least three people. Much of the tree damage being blamed in part on already saturated soil. Your typical suburban 85-foot tree has roots that extend three to four feet into the ground. Three to four inches of rain can soften the soil enough that 60 to 80-mile-per-hour winds can easily knock it down. Watch in real time. When a storm hits, have shelter that's safe even if trees fall into your home. Here is who needs to be on alert. Then to the east as we go into your saturday. Kansas city to chicago and northeast colorado for isolated tornadoes, damaging winds and hail.
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