Tornadoes and Flooding Devastate Middle America From Texas to Ohio

The National Guard used Black Hawk helicopters to drop sandbags to block Louisiana flooding.
2:14 | 03/15/16

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Meantime this evening, another breaking headline at this hour. A tornado watch across several states, including Illinois and Missouri, where, of course, they are voting. And, in Ohio, this tornado sweeping through, in the past 24 hours. And to South Carolina tonight, dangerous driving, a hailstorm near Greenville. Ginger zee is standing by, but first, ABC's Alex Perez in the storm zone. Reporter: Tonight, Ohio residents recovering. Get underneath something sturdy. Reporter: Those five confirmed tornadoes tearing through the Dayton area. I looked out the window and the whole neighbor's house was coming at it. Reporter: Ripping the roof of this house. That same system, pounding south Carolina with that golf ball-sized hail. In Louisiana, the National Guard bringing black hawk helicopters to fight flooding. Dropping these 1,500-pound sandbags northwest of Alexandria. And the Sabine river, now shutting down a major highway, interstate 10. The swollen waterways devastating communities along the border with Texas. Our Philip Mena is in deweyville. Reporter: Here in deweyville, water just keeps coming, shattering 100-year-old flood records here. Reporter: Russell losing both his home and his restaurant. All washed away. There are just no words for it. Reporter: And David, the severe weather not over yet. Here in Chicago, and across a huge chunk of the midwest, tonight, bracing for another storm that could bring large hail and possibly more tornadoes. David? All right, standing by there in Chicago, Alex, thank you. Ginger zee tracking it all and, again, jinger, this affects millions of voters? Reporter: That's right, David. This area of severe weather reaches all the way from parts of northeast Missouri to southwest Michigan. The enhanced threat area has a tornado watch that is in effect for tonight until 9:00 P.M. So, cities like Peoria, Springfield, all on alert. This is going to move to the north and east. The low pressure systems rotate counter clockwise. You pick up speed on the back side. High wind warnings from des Moines to Milwaukee to Chicago, most of your day Wednesday into early Thursday. Snow on the north side. David? Ginger zee at the weather wall tonight. Ginger, thank you.

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