8 people injured in lightning strike on Florida beach

The terrifying incident cleared a packed Clearwater, Florida, beach while in Wisconsin multiple tornadoes touched down and left thousands without power.
2:16 | 07/22/19

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First we begin with dangerous storms across the country as tens of millions get relief from that heat wave, severe weather is moving bringing heavy winds and flooding. Ginger starts us off right here in times square with the latest. This is the price we pay for breaking the heat. It's going to look like this. Like it did in Green Bay, Wisconsin, over the weekend. For so many folks there were more than 600 severe storm reports just since Friday and now this morning hundreds of thousands of folks are waking up without power. Nearly 400,000 customers without power this morning after severe storms and extreme heat took over this weekend. The deadly heat taking out power overnight in Brooklyn, New York. More than 50,000 in the dark. Traffic lights out. Police using road flares to direct traffic. Governor Andrew Cuomo slamming the city's power company and deploying 200 state police to assist. The heat in part fueling storms that produced a lightning strike in Clearwater beach, Florida. We're in a safe area getting ready to transport the one cardiac arrest. Reporter: A terrifying blast striking a 40-year-old man injuring eight others. The most critical victim was in cardiac arrest and our crews were able to revive him on the way to the hospital. Reporter: In Wisconsin, up to 86-mile-per-hour winds within those severe storms including tornadoes. Had that hit the house, it would have taken the bedroom off. Reporter: From Wisconsin to Michigan more than 430,000 customers without power. Heavy rain, winds, lightning shredding trees and pour he lines. Flash flooding in Denver and just west of them in Lakewood gulch at one point under ten feet of water. First responders recovering a woman swept away in that rushing flood. The dynamics of what's about to happen are plex. There's a lot of tropical moisture coming up against the front and this is what we have to look for, flash flooding anywhere from Knoxville, Tennessee, up to New York, all of New Jersey including Delaware. You could see one to two-inch per hour rainfall rates. If you come on a flooded road, do not go through it. Dangerous winds from Connecticut down to Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Included today. A lot to watch for. The latest now on rising

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