Tornado So Strong It Lifted a Car Off the Ground

Severe weather continues to pose a threat to safety, what you need to know to protect yourself and your family.
1:37 | 07/11/14

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survivor ree leased into the arms of her family. Ryan Owens, ABC news, Houston. And next, an obvious kl course of storms and mud. David Kerley takes us out to see what they face tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the country's heartland bracing for scenes like we saw last night on the east coast. Flooding rains. And in Virginia Beach, winds up to 70 miles an hour. Even a tornado, which lifted Travis prezko's car off the ground. It was like a spin cycle. Everything in my car, just flying around. Reporter: If that wasn't enough, a church steeple fell. Just missing his car. Then there was lightning. 165,000 hits yesterday. And some close calls this week for people who thought they were safe. Watch this, outside Denver. Time for hail. I think. Reporter: A man standing in his garage with the door open. He suffered a concussion. I thought I was safe. Reporter: In Atlanta, a 7-year-old suffered durns. A strike came inside their house. All I could see was my son on the ground. His foot was smoking. Reporter: Here and near Denver, the same lesson. Stay away from doors and windows during a lightning storm. The electricity can enter your home. Which is why you should stay off the landline phone, or handle appliance cords, and avoid plumbing, washing, or showering. Because the lightning can travel along pipes. Simple safety steps the next time the sky lights up. David Kerley, ABC news, Washington.

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