Transcript for Flooding, Rain and Deadly Winds Strike West Coast States
We start with the weather, problems in the south and the west. Take a look at this dust storm in eastern Washington. Cutting down visibility to near zero. Making it impossible to drive. While Erika has sizzled out it's still packing a punch. Rob has been monitoring this from the start. He has the latest for us. Reporter: Good morning, Paula. Some rain yesterday. We're about to get some rain today. As thunderstorms fire up behind me. Remnants of Erika rolling this way. We start with what's going on in the pacific northwest, a very strong octoberlike storm slamming that part of the state. Blasting the northwest with high winds, taking down trees. Pounding this highway in violent 55 mile per hour wind gusts. Sending a dust storm in downtown Spokane. Four runners injured when limbs came crashing down on an army and air force triathlon. The storm knocking out power to homes. The wind was blowing pretty hard. Reporter: Wind whipping down stages and tearing down tents at the end of this Oregon relay race. As Erika breaks apart, Florida feeling its effects of it this morning. Or ttorrential rains dumping Miami beach, ft. Lauderdale and home stead. Here on Marco island, this is the spot where the last hurricane hit Florida, last major storm to hit the U.S., ten years. Remnants of Erika are going to continue to filter up through Florida. Rain roll across southeast Florida, southwest Florida, and as we come through time the heaviest flow I think will be going up the west coast and Tampa susceptible to flooding. They do not want to see more rainfall and they could get, 3, 4-plus inches of rainfall. We got another pulse of moisture coming into thing pacific northwest and the heat is building across the northeast. Rob, it is a serene scene
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