Midwest Storms Leave Thousands Without Power

Rob Marciano tracks the latest weather news from across the country.
2:41 | 09/06/14

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Transcript for Midwest Storms Leave Thousands Without Power
We start on a personal note. We have a new member of our team to tell you about. Rob Marciano right here. Hi, guys. Sñqy you'll see him every weekend here on weekendñ "Gma" which we are excited about. I am so pumped. He is a great addition and he is no stranger to being smack dab right there in the middle of the storm. You have to embrace a storm. That's for sure. You seem to be lacking a fear gene. As we said we're super happy to have you here and you are starting on a busy note. We've had storms tearing through. Serious damage. Hundreds of thousands of people without power and you have the latest pictures. Dramatic stuff coming out of the lower great Lakes. Neighborhoods there really being pretty roughed up. Flooding, high winds and power outages devastating Chicago, Detroit and surrounding areas as a powerful set of storms move through the midwest. This morning nearly 500,000 in the region without power thanks to up to 80-mile-per-hour winds leaving behind downed trees. Some crashing through homes. This gust of wind comes. Reporter: This church collapsed sending several people to the hospital. One in serious condition. It was devastating. Reporter: The winds also ripping down power lines some causing fires. Other fires sparked by lightning strikes. Lightning strike? Yeah. Flooding was the cause for concern in most areas. The friendly confines where the cubs were hosting a game versus the Pittsburgh pirates felt the effects from the storm as the game was postponed until Saturday afternoon. And Chicago, streets were swallowed by the deluge, almost an inch of rain falling in just 20 minutes. Take a look at these storms as they roll through the area yesterday. The radar just firing up. We had over 100 storm reports. Most of those wind reports from just north of Chicago to just south of Detroit. Winds in excess of hurricane strength so that's where the damage came from and those will be pushing off to the east as we go through the day today. Cold front coming through. The northeast, New York, up through Boston. Portland, you'll see strong winds. Same deal possibly not as bad. At least keep your fingers crossed. The possibility of seeing a tornado not out of the question, as well. Time frame for the same deal late afternoon in through the early evening and could see rough weather including more power outages. The other big weather story we're working on, hurricane Norbert, a category 3 storm with 120-mile-an-hour winds coming up to the baja of California. We'll talk more about that later in the program. So thinked to have you joining the weekend "Gma" team.

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