Transcript for Severe Weather Warning in DC Area
Now to the extreme weather in the east tonight. A monster storm front this evening, a tornado touching down near the nation's capital, passengers inside a major airport told to take shelter for a time on a lower floor. Lightning at the sears tower in chicago, funnel clouds in indiana. Of course those storm clouds over the capital. David kerley on that part of the weather story this evening. Reporter: Winds over 50 mile per hour in the middle atlantic, up to two inches of rain, hail and water spouts on chesapeake bay. 230e9 owes and time lapse give you an idea of how hard the storm hit the nation's capital. The winds so strong they brought down this tree in the heart of washington d.C. Blocking off one of the streets. Outside of philadelphia, play was suspended less than two hours after the start first round of the u.S. Open golf tournament. Man. Reporter: This is the same storm that raked the midwest last night but the dreaded derecho never materialized. The storm moving into the atlantic tonight there are worries behind it. Flood watches are up for several areas hit by the heavy downpour. More than a quarter million people without electricity, 900 flights cancelled, delays up and down the coast. The tornado that hit baltimore did not damage the airport there. David kerley, thank you. Now to the breaking news overseas this morning. A short time before we came on
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