Transcript for Flash Floods and Tornadoes Hit the Midwest
We want to get to the massive tornadoes. Dozens touching down from Indiana to Ohio overnight. Alex Perez is on the scene for us in kokomo, Indiana. Good morning, Alex. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. People say this storm ripped through this town in seconds. This is what's left of the Starbucks building. Employees had packed in the bathroom to stay alive. Oh, my gosh, Starbucks just got blown over. There's people in there. Reporter: Overnight, tornadoes tearing through the midwest. Holy cow. Reporter: Storm chasers capturing the moment this twister in kokomo, Indiana, began to form. You can see the debris slowly circling up. One tornado picking up speed. With wind gusting more than 130 miles per hour. That's a tornado. Reporter: Hundreds scrambling for safety, including these school children who huddled covering their head. I tried to push the door. It blew my window out. It was crazy. Our roof got ripped up. You could hear everything going on outside. Reporter: Watch again as the twister blows down this Starbucks like a pile of straw. Employees hiding in the bathroom. Making it out with only minor injuries the. A couple of other guys and I were able to wedge the doors out and get everybody out. Reporter: This morning, the deaf station is clear. Dozens of homes in pieces. Cars on top of one another. And the streets. Almost impossible to drive down. And the cleanup around town just now beginning. But here's the good news. Authorities say luckily, somehow in all of this, no one was killed. Amy? Wow, that is remarkable when you see those images. Thank you, Alex. Let's turn to ginger for more. 8 million more people at risk from Oklahoma to Ohio. All eyes on the tropical system in the atlantic that's forming. 35 reported tornadoes. Indiana and Ohio get two on average in August. This is a big deal for this time of year. Now that energy has moved to the east the Detroit is in it today. Cleveland, later this afternoon and evening, parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, even Missouri have to watch out for damaging winds and hail, even tornadoes. The caribbean, already getting some of that. Lots of rain in St. Maarten. We're not worried about hurricane Gaston. Don't worry as much about that. That's staying out to sea. It's this one here that has to fight through a lot of dry air the next couple of days. It has a 50% shot of becoming a named storm in the next 48 hours. We're watching south Florida. We'll come back with a lot more in a couple of minutes. Thank you, ginger.
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