3 killed as tornadoes, wind, floods batter Southeast

ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks the latest deadly storm as millions in the East brace for the storm to hit.
2:15 | 04/19/19

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Transcript for 3 killed as tornadoes, wind, floods batter Southeast
Now we want to turn to that deadly storm that's on the move overnight. At least three people were killed in the south by the storm, bringing tornados, damaging winds and hail. Now millions in the east are bracing to get hit. Ginger is tracking the very latest. This is a fierce line of storms that has not let up this morning. This is what it looked like in Jackson, Mississippi and this is what the radar looked like this morning, a tornado watch in parts of southwest Georgia, the Florida panhandle and close to Athens, Georgia. Trees into apartment buildings, it's happening now through all of Good Friday. Reporter: Deadly storms ripping across the south, destroying homes in Morton, Alabama. Only one wall standing for this house. The violent thunderstorms killing two Mississippi drivers and one woman in Alabama after wind knocked a tree onto her home. In Jackson, Mississippi winds gusting above 70 miles per hour, flipping cars in this parking lot. In Arkansas nearly a half foot of rain near Little Rock, overflowing creeks sending water onto the interstate, even closing some schools. In the last 48 hours more than 300 severe storm reports from Texas to Alabama, and across the gulf coast more than 74,000 are waking up with no power this morning. In Georgia, utility workers standing by along with a major fleet of trucks. Piles of replacement power poles and equipment all ready to spring into action. So as this line marches east, look at the image we're just getting in minutes ago, the trees into the homes north and east of Atlanta metro, a tough commute for all of you and it's going to be a very difficult travel Friday, especially in the southeast and mid-atlantic because of that. That red area that is highlighted there is called a moderate risk but don't let that word throw you. Raleigh, North Carolina hasn't had a risk like this in three years so you're talking about Virginia from lynchburg to Greensboro, Durham, Raleigh all included in areas that could see winds in excess of 70 miles per hour today, taking down power lines, definitely going to impact travel and certainly have some flash flood potential all the way down to Florida. By the way, flood alerts up all throughout the northeast because you can get two to even four inches of rain with this storm today into tomorrow.

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