Tornadoes slice through homes in Iowa

Three confirmed tornadoes ripped through towns with winds up to 135 mph, flipping semitrucks and bringing down trees.
1:43 | 08/21/19

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We begin with the storms. Multiple tornadoes have touched down in the midwest. Heavy rains in D.C. Now spreading across the northeast. Ginger starts us off, good morning, ginger. If it feels like we've had a lot of images the last couple of day, you're right, more than 450 severe storm reports since Monday stretching from south Carolina up to Maine. Severe storms drenching the nation's capital. Up to three inches of rain falling really fast, flooding this entrance to the D.C. Metro. In Iowa, three confirmed tornadoes. An ef-2 slicing through homes with ones up to 135 miles per hour flipping semis along the interstate. Ferocious 65-mile-per-hour gusts strong enough to down huge trees in Des Moines. Hammering rain blinding folks in in Illinois a brilliant shelf inside winds high enough to throw these trampolines in central Illinois around these utility polls. We will see more dots on the map in the next 24 hours. Here's where I think it will happen, along this front, the warm front and cold front really. This afternoon a watch will be issued. That means that the ingredients are ripe. When you see that happen, okay, I'll be weather aware. We stopped it here at 7:00 P.M. When things start to spark. If you have a later flight keep that in mind. Wilmington to Worcester, if you hear a warning, that's when you start to take action. That's when you take cover. A lot of people get concerned about those watch/warnings. Hopefully that helped out from bangor to Philadelphia.

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