13 reported tornadoes hit from Maryland to Texas

The new severe weather struck as Jefferson City, Mo., begins recovery efforts after a violent EF-3 tornado decimated the capital city.
2:25 | 05/24/19

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13 trysters reportedly touching down for another tense night and rob is in Jefferson city, good morning to you, rob. Hey, good morning, Michael. This town, the state capital of Missouri hit hard by a tornado and the power is mind-boggling on the lot of a car dealership thrown all over the place. This was the service garage. These industrial lifts weigh about a ton each ripped out of reinforced concrete. This Chevy cobalt was 100 yards away at the other end of the overnight, severe weather battering over half the country. There is a tornado right there. Reporter: The national weather service in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Confirming an ef-1 tornado touched down in Columbia, Maryland. Down in Virginia heavy winds and torrential rains sparking these power lines. In Texas, stunning, mammoth tornadoes inundating the planes with no signs of slowing down. It's going to hit that home. Reporter: Watch, in less than two minutes this tornado starts in this grasp land then it turns to hit the home in the distance crossing the street then heading toward ABC affiliate meteorologists chasing it. A similar seen in Laverne, Oklahoma. In Missouri governor Mike parson looking on from above that devastated Jefferson city early Thursday morning. With enough force to knock over this semi and go right into this neighborhood. Roof, tile, lumber, insulation strewn about snapping these trees in half destroying people's lives and crossing a major highway miles before it evening gets to Jefferson city. On the ground we met with the lieutenant governor at this car dealership where 800 brand-new vehicles were thrown in all directions from that ef-3 that saw wins up to 160 miles per hour. It's incredible how much heavy damage there is and how nobody died here. The only words I can put into this were mere dal. I would say it was over a half mile wide. I spent time with the owner of this lot. His grandfather started it back in the 1930s and grateful it came in the middle of the night instead of the workday with his employees on the lot. That would be a whole other case. Rob Marciano, thank you. We do turn to that breaking news. Theresa may stepping down from

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