Monster Blizzard Wreaks Havoc on Midwest

Winter storm brings hurricane-force winds, blizzards, tornadoes and flooding.
2:16 | 02/26/13

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Going to get more on the monster blizzard blasting the middle of the country. Sam out in l.A., Tracking it all. Hey, sam. Good morning, george. And following the same path as the last one. This is another active day. 21 states have winter weather watches, warnings or advisories. They go from kansas, oklahoma, to the great lakes. Then, get into maine and drive down into the carolinas. 21 inches of snow in that panhandle of texas. Look at what it looks like when this snow falls in amarillo. They're having to use every piece of equipment they can to get the snow out of the way. Wichita, the exact same thing. It was just last week wichita got pounded with snow. They get pounded again. The winter storm warnings are still out today for heavy snow. Kansas city is right in the heart of it. So is our ginger zee. She's in kansas city this morning. Good morning, ginger. Reporter: Sam, it's another morning commute stifled. Highwa are already closing. Remember, I was just here. But this storm is a little different. It had another violent feature, the wind. The raging blizzard, bringing whiteouts and record snow to parts of north texas. Also fueling devastating fires in the southeastern part of the state. Including one blaze that burned a mobile home, killing a mother and her twin toddlers. Came outside and looked. And I looked across the street. And the house was on fire. Reporter: In corpus christi, wind-whipped dust made driving look like this. And watch as the side of this building in austin crumbles. After being battered by 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts. This morning, even as the storm moves east, it is thrashing highways, from oklahoma to kansas. Roads now caked in snow. Here in missouri, the morning commute will be nearly impossible. It's the second major snow in less than a week. And while grocery store shelves in kansas city were cleared in anticipation -- the remnants of last week's wallop in wichita came crashing down, in time to make room for a fresh coat. Here's the other difference. This snow is very heavy. It is already weighing down trees and power I'll bet power outages will been an issue. And roof collapses could be a problem, too. Elizabeth? All right, ginger. Thank you so much.

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