Transcript for Extreme Weather Conditions Plague Entire Nation
We do begin with breaking news. The extreme and now deadly weather this holiday weekend. Flash flooding and record rain in the south, nearly ten inches drenching san antonio in eight hours. Rescue teams working all day, at Just a short time ago reports of a possible tornado touching down in victoria, texas, south of all that rain. In the northeast tonight snow plows clearing the roads in lake placid, new york and elsewhere. We have it covered with ginger zee and those pictures coming from san antonio, texas. Reporter: Tonight san antonio submerged. Dangerous flash floods have taken over the city. This man had to be plucked from his roof, almost 250 calls for rescue streamed into 911. A 29-year-old woman is dead after her car was swept away by rising waters. Oh, my god, please lord! Reporter: Here's the problem. Almost ten inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours. Is that water? Yes. Over the car? Yes. Reporter: Turning major intersections and highways into lakes. Cars and buses engulfed. At every turn more and more water. It fast. Knee deep water in the back part of the property. That's just unheard of. Reporter: You see that, a motorcycle and car submerged. From flooding to a reported tornado just over 100 miles southeast near victoria, texas. Look at that. Reporter: A wild start to the weekend and even more rain to come. Even more rain to come. Ginger with us now. You were talking about the speed of this rain. Three to four inches per hour. That adds up quickly. We want to bring in matt rivers from san antonio in the middle of this flooding. Reporter: The flood waters in san antonio beginning to recede. As you can see by the water line at their highest they were almost as tall as I am. Nearly all of the 40 or so homes in this neighborhood taking on heavy, heavy water damage. The residents here being forced to flee very quickly. You can see some homes were damaged more than others. This deck used to be attached to the home behind me, was lifted up and set down here apart from its home. The sheriff's office allowed us to come in for a brief glimpse of this damage but residents are not allowed to come back for 24 to 48 hours. A tragic start to the memorial day weekend here in san antonio. Matt, thank you very much. I want to bring back in ginger for the rain forecast. What are we looking at? Good news for san antonio and areas that have had way too much rain. In vermont they have had issues with flooding. Slowly through memorial day weekend we'll be drying out. All that snow. We mentioned it earlier. This is from the top of mount mans field. This from why memorial day weekend. Everyone at home saying what is going on here? Skiing in july, really? Let's look at the forecast for tomorrow. Things are improving slightly. Temperatures very slowly warming in the northeast. Showers linger for tomorrow. Focus on the severe storms possible in northern kansas, nebraska, isolated tornados and damaging winds and hail
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