Midwestern States Hit by Severe Storms

Texas and Oklahoma were pounded by blinding rain, tornadoes and hail.
2:49 | 04/27/16

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our other big story, that severe weather outbreak overnight continuing this morning. Take a look at the lightning strikes in Houston, just moments ago, and then massive storms in the heartland unleashing blinding rain, hail. Even tornadoes, rob Marciano is at the center of the outbreak in Oklahoma City for us this morning. Good morning, rob. Good morning, Amy. You know, for many Americans from the east coast to the plains, it was a dangerous day yesterday. But Oklahoma City certainly in the heart of this severe weather event the winds strong enough to take down trees like this one knocking out power during the height of the storm it was intense and for some, it was frightening. Overnight, tornadic storms in Texas. There it is. Reporter: As lightning lights up the sky you can see a huge funnel cloud hovering over a field. Tractor trailers flipped on their sides. Cars wrecking after a reported tornado crosses highway 75. Lightning striking this apartment complex. Electrical wires damaged and sparking. And this spectacular image over Dallas. In Oklahoma, blinding rain, sirens ringing out. Winds up to 70 miles per hour. And we were right in the middle of it. Daytime hail right now. Hail helping those of us on the roads. Oh, man. Lightning illuminating the skies all around us. You see the leading edge of it, a lot of lightning around, certainly some wind. This is a severe one, for sure. Several reports of tornadoes. And this morning officials still assessing all the damage. In Kansas, warning sirens blaring. Where is the safest place to be? In the freezer. Reporter: Restaurant employees taking shelter. More treacherous driving conditions. Visibility so poor people pulling over taking shelter at gas stations. For as pumped up as the atmosphere yesterday it certainly could have been a lot worse. Still, thousands though without power across Oklahoma and judging by this, George, it's going to take some work before the lights are turned back on. I'll say. Rob, thanks very much. To ginger with the latest on where these storms are headed. It's happening at this hour in parts of Texas and Louisiana. That same cold front that dropped all the severe weather as of yesterday blowing through from Shreveport to Lake Charles already this morning through Houston, reports close to 60 miles per hour of damaging wind and that's going to be the issue today. The tornado threat is slightly lower but it doesnimhad. Like, come here, play with me.

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