Transcript for West Coast blasted with wind, floods
First we begin with that blizzard that is set to blast the middle of the country. Millions bracing for what could be a record-setting snowstorm as the west faces flooding, strong winds overnight. Ginger tracking the latest. High winds cancelled those concerts in southern California and you saw whiteouts already in Montana. There are wind alerts all the way from New Mexico to those blizzard warnings in Nebraska and Minnesota. That is where the heart of the storm is going to hit. Reporter: For days the west coast blasted with devastating high winds and rising waters. Overnight, winds gusting up to 70 miles per hour in California, toppling trees and power lines. Fire crews responding to 100 calls in Fresno in just 90 minutes. This 50-foot tree sent crashing into this Baldwin park home in Los Angeles county. The westbound free near crenshaw backed up for hours after a tree fell onto the road. Power poles plukd out of the grounds, knocking out powers for thousands. The wind kicking up this dust storm on the nevada/california line, the dust so thick it set off fire alarms. The stormy pattern flooding parts of Washington state too, triggering high water rescues. Firefighters escorting this man to dry land, clutching the front of a bulldozer. And this video just released, a vehicle crushed by a power pole, pinned by live wires over the I want to remind you, the area covered in red does not just mean you could get a foot or a foot and a half of snow. Blizzard means that you have wind and we're talking gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour. Let me take you through the timing. We will see severe storms on the front of it in Kansas, Missouri, parts of Nebraska but it is that tight line where the snow and the rain/line is going to mix. Somewhere between central and northern Nebraska into much of South Dakota and far western Minnesota. It is going to be ugly all over the board there. Michael. Definitely not springtime weather, ginger.
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