Severe Storms and Flash Flooding Hit the Midwest

Officials say at least 15 people have been killed in fatal floods.
2:51 | 12/28/15

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We want to get right to that severe weather battering the middle of the country. You're looking live at Dallas, Texas, where tornadoes left at least 11 dead there. In Missouri, this morning, a state of emergency. Heavy rains leading to dangerous flash flooding. This drone video showing small creeks now spilling over their banks. More than a dozen deaths. 11 states under a winter storm warning. Four states under a tornado threat this morning. This huge system is stretching from New Mexico and Texas up to Ohio it's now moving east. Our extreme weather team covering every angle for us. Rob Marciano is in St. Louis for us this morning. Good morning, rob. It's been raining all weekend long. We got another 1 to 3 inches coming. Flash flooding warning in effect for the St. Louis area. The rivers behind me continue to filling up. Overnight a state of emergency in the heartland, as severe weather pounds the region. Producing flash floods and at least 15 people are dead. The in Tennessee, the river surging to the highest it's been in 11 years. There is the probably the worst flooding that I have ever witnessed. Reporter: In Missouri, rampant flood waters engulfed homes. Swept away rvs and shut down major highways. Overnight, St. Louis sandbaggers preparing for more. Our neighbors are totally under water. Reporter: Across the midwest, tiny neighborhood creeks morphing into dangerous bodies of water. This is liberty creek about 12 feet wide, right now it's probably every bit of 200 feet wide. Reporter: In Illinois, this flooded creek claiming the lives of two adults and their three children when their car was swept away. And if the situation isn't bad enough the temperatures are hovering right around 40 degrees. So, it's a cold miserable rain and Missouri is not alone. Take a look at this -- 14 states under a flash flood watch. As this system pushes off to the knot and the east. Look at this, snow on the backside of this. Tornado watch out now for new Orleans and parts of Mississippi. Se rear R veer weather will move off to the east. A huge multifaceted storm, David. All right, rob, watching it all. Rob, thanks The deadly tornadoes tearing through Texas, at least 11

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