Severe Storms Cause Destruction in Northeast

Strong winds destroyed cars and homes up and down the East Coast.
2:04 | 10/08/13

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the wicked weather that slammed the east coast. It was at rush hour for several cities. From the top of the east coast to the bottom of the east coast. Ground stops at baltimore, washington, reagan, newark, la guardia. Let me show you this picture. We started getting tweets from all over the place. Can we put the picture up? Is that possible? I can't -- wait -- one more time. When we start getting tweets like this up and down the eastern seaboard, you take a front that's powerful enough to shift seasons, throw in tropical moisture, and it's not going to end well. The entire east coast, from florida to maine, under a curtain of pounding rain, and tree-toppling winds. It rained so hard here, you couldn't see nothing. Many in places like burgeon county, new jersey, with a quick but energy-packed storm. Howling winds, snapping power lines. This one becomes a glowing fireball. It was as bad as I've ever seen. Reporter: In minutes, trees ripped from the soaking ground and slammed into homes. The cleanup, also dangerous. Watch as this worker gets out of the way, just in time. In washington, d.C. -- I saw a crowd of green leaves. And then, the tree came down. Part of this massive elm tree, crashing down in the middle of traffic. The driver and his passenger made it out alive. And a long island woman walked away from this. The roof of her car smashed by falling branches. In winchester, virginia, shearing winds ripping off tree tops. The debris, blowing out this car window. A piece of wood. And in atlanta, a toppled tree trapped this man inside his bedroom. Miraculously, he also survived, narrowly escaping the wrath of this massive storm system. Topic of conversation and traffic stopping all over the eastern seaboard. That's how many storm reports, more than 140, most of them wind damage. We have a different forecast coming because that kind of front, as we said, shifts the season.

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