Tornadoes From the Midwest to the East Coast

More tornadoes this month than in a quarter-century plus; get ready for the next big chill.
3:00 | 02/21/14

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Back here at home millions of Americans are scanning the horizon right now. On the lookout for twisters tornado watches stretching from the midwest to the gulf. And over to the East Coast as the next big chill is also now marching in the new polar vortex. -- he's Alex Perez watching an offer us. Tornado terror watch as his twister tears apart Chris waters farm shed in central Illinois. -- growth waters of the machines. Within seconds 32 years of hard work gone that is a tornado on the ground. Waters returned today reality still sitting in it seems to weather has been relentless. We've. -- -- -- Thought I -- winner and. Now this hit the wind so strong look here are driving the -- in this farming equipment -- -- this metal wall at least a dozen possible tornadoes reported in five states. Herring apart buildings like cardboard boxes. In Minnesota snow was -- watch these cars explode. Unidentified in Illinois the highway so -- this man driving just five miles per hour still veered off the road have -- -- control of Bagram. I want to hear so Thursday's mild temperatures leading to massive snow melts and flooding. In Riverside Illinois some yards so inundated the water stretches all the way to the front door. In the south strong winds and dark clouds you can -- the storm blanketing Durham, North Carolina. In Alabama this dog rescued from a storm battered home and in Georgia uprooting and slamming trees into homes definitely. -- to say how can scare the children in the last 24 hours more than 550. Reports of severe weather. And we're not -- next more winter cold. A chunk of the polar vortex creeping downward bringing freezing temperatures as ourself as the gulf states Alex Perez ABC news mechanics per -- and.

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