Clean up begins after severe weather outbreak

A severe storm system that produced tornadoes and flooding also claimed the life of a young girl in Florida.
2:00 | 04/20/19

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Now to the latest on that severe weather that swept across the south over the last three days. More than a dozen reported tornadoes yesterday in just five states. That powerful weather, look at this, on display in St. Petersburg, Florida, as huge chunks of road just disappear in Asheville, North Carolina. ABC's Zachary kiesch touring that state for us tonight with the latest on the damage. Reporter: Tonight, a closer look at the damage marking the third day of a severe weather outbreak that spanned from Texas all the way to the mid-atlantic. The cleanup is now under way after a deadly storm system with torrential rains and punishing winds tore through large swaths of the country. In North Carolina, heavy flooding prompting rescues like this -- first responders helping stranded residents out of their flooded neighborhood. And over in Asheville, this car got stuck in the high floodwaters after more than 5 inches of rain. Don't drown. Turn around. Reporter: This is some of the worst damage we have seen. That carport that that corvette was in, is nowhere to be seen, and the top of this house was found to be in pieces across the street. But further south, these storms proved deadly. Near Tallahassee, a young girl was killed after powerful winds knocked a large tree onto her house. This vacationer captured the relentless storm as it whipped through near St. Pete. A string of dangerous tornadoes forced officials in Mississippi to declare a state of emergency, the second time in less than a week that has happened. To the north, a tornado in northern Virginia touched down, damaging cars and homes. And when this massive tree fell in central Virginia, it left hundreds in the dark. Tom, take a look at this house. The roof taken right off. We're told that nobody was inside when the storm rolled through. Six reported tornadoes touched down right here in north Carolina, and as you can see, the big cleanup has just begun. Tom? Thankfully nobody was in that home. All right, Zachary kiesch, thank you for that.

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