Transcript for East Coast Hit With Storms As Texas Starts to Dry Out
Torrential rain leading to flash flooding from the mid-atlantic to the northeast. It's part of that same pattern that hit the south so hard and ginger is tracking it all and starts us off. Training thunderstorms so talking up to 5 inches of rain falling in parts of New Jersey to Connecticut in just two to three hours. You know you'll have issues then. This morning the heaviest through to Long Island into new England and chaos is far from done. Overnight flash flooding soaking the northeast from Virginia to New York. I didn't know if it was ever going to stop. Staten island getting 4.5 inches in 2 hours. We're swimming. I don't think my tires are on the road. In New Jersey, heavy equipment pushing drivers out. This pickup hydroplaning all over the road. Caught me off guard. Some cars submerged. Many abandoning their vehicles. Rescuers searching by boat in this New Jersey suburb and with all that torrential rain, lightning. That is New York's one world trade center getting struck and check out this incredible bolt of lightning in Mississippi last week. Caught on police dash cam video, the officer said it was blinding. Texas still recovering from record rainfall. The skies may be clear but not the roads. More than 30 people in Texas and Oklahoma lost their lives. Ten still missing. Flood warnings along the Trinity river remain in effect in the Dallas area today. And here in the northeast this is what's happening now. Although it looks like this is moving east we've got a stationary front meaning it's not going to move much. The next 4 hours on flash flood watch from Rhode Island all the way back to Washington, D.C. So it's not quite done yet. Just don't want you to get that impression. There will be rounds of storm that come throughdoctoring 2 to 3 inches and locally heavier amounts from Boston back through Hartford right here in New York City. I'll have much more coming up on what happens behind this, a little tidbit, a tease. Great. We got a sloppy day ahead. Those two big security
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