Severe weather moves toward the Northeast

Storm systems and reports of tornadoes topple trees in North Carolina.
2:48 | 04/20/19

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but we begin with the violent storms impacting millions of Americans. Overnight multiple reports of tornados toppling gigantic trees and destroying homes. The severe storm system now on the move threatening flash flooding in the northeast. As you can see the storms doing their damage in north Carolina. That's where ABC's Zachary kiesch joins us this morning. Zachary, good morning. Reporter: Whit, good morning to you. Four reported tornados here in the state of North Carolina. I want to show you what this tree did to this dump truck. That is a dump truck back there. All you can see here is the grille. This is indicative of what we've seen across the area, weeks of wet weather combined with gusting winds in some places over 100 miles per hour. Overnight severe storms ripping through parts of the south bringing heavy rain and damaging winds as the system marches north. In Florida, a vacationer capturing this wild scene from the balcony of a popular resort as the strong winds and heavy rain whip through St. Pete beach. A reported tornado south of Tallahassee killed a young girl as a tree fell on her home. And in South Carolina winds topping 60 miles per hour, gusts so strong they tore off the front of this building leaving bricks scattered everywhere. Heavy flooding in North Carolina prompting rescues like this. First responders on the scene helping get these residents out of their flooded neighborhoods. In Asheville, this car got stuck when it was submerged in the deep waters. Don't drown, turn around. Reporter: And in Atlanta, the storm also bringing down trees. This one slamming onto this box truck. Watch as first responders work to pull this driver to safety. The heavy rain pounding parts of Georgia, washing out this road outside of Athens. Northern Virginia saw a reported tornado when it touched down, damaging cars and homes in arreston. And in central Virginia, this was the scene after a massive tree fell, bringing down power lines. Today is cleanup day. Obviously lots of stuff to get done around here. Power has not been fully restored in this neighborhood but certainly that's on everybody's minds. Dan, back to you. Zachary kiesch, thank you very much. This storm is still on it is move so let's get it out to rob to find out what's happening It's moving slowly. That's one problem. We've got a lot of rain with this. These blue dots and red dots are severe storm reports and the center is not moving that much. Philadelphia, D.C., New York, heavy rains with this. You can see it wrapping around the backside of this, lingering through the Easter holiday weekend. We'll talk more about that and your travel potential a little later in the program.

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