East Coast Ravaged by Wild Weather

Thousands are out of power as storms batter the East overnight.
3:00 | 09/19/12

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First, let's get to the vicious weather storms, ripping through the east coast overnight. Sam has been tracking it all. He's here with all that. Hey, sam. Big lines of wind, rain, lightning. Anything you can imagine. They weren't your garden variety thunderstorms. They stretch for hundreds of miles. And they really lasted well into the night. This is a very powerful cold front that moved through. And you can see the wind reports, about 115 damage reports, just from the wind alone. This was all up and down the eastern seaboard. Four to eight inches of rain fell in just a few hours and six tornado watches were issued tuesday, from the carolinas to new york. Just look at this time-lapse video that shows the city of philadelphia, disappearing behind a wall of rain. Winds over 60 miles per hour, toppled trees and snapped power lines, from washington, d.C. To massachusetts. And eyewitnesses claimed down electrical lines set this police cruiser on fire. The police car was covered in flames. Reporter: Tens of thousands spent the night without power. This tree is was a wake-up call. This red oak crashed through the roof of a new jersey home just as the family was sleeping. No one was injured. You're panicked. Reporter: Traffic was stalled and flights delayed up to three hours. This north carolina mall was under water, after a creek flowed into the parking lot. And this corporate jet hydroplaned on the runway, crashing in macon, georgia. Only minor injuries were reported.

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