Dangerous Storms Wreak Havoc Across US

Lightning strikes on the rise; more than 500 reported in California as raging floods and rains devastate Arizona.
1:40 | 08/20/14

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We move on to the monsoon conditions slamming the west in the country. Ferocious lightning striking a middle school student on the football field. Brandi Hitt is there tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the threat of more severe weather slamming the west. From flash flood warnings to lightning. An Idaho woman claiming she was struck while filming a storm. Take a look again. I screamed. My phone flew out of my hand and I really wasn't sure what happened. Reporter: This map, also showing more than 500 lightning strikes today in southern California alone. Temporarily shutting down beaches. And in New Mexico, more severe weather. There's a kid just struck by lightning playing football. Reporter: Three children and their football coach injured by lightning during practice. One teen hospitalized in critical condition. Also tonight, a clearer picture of the destruction following the raging floods and harrowing rescues in Arizona. Here, you can see the before and after, as families now trying salvage what's left. We don't have anything. Reporter: That's the same case for Marcia fuller, seen here desperately waving a white sheet as her house was ripped from its foundation. This is now what's left of Marcia's home. The foundation, uprooted. The front porch, gone. And the only thing that kept her house from being washed away is this large tree. I looked out the window, it was right here. I didn't know what to do. Reporter: The threat, not over yet. With peak monsoon season upon us, this could be just the beginning. Brandi Hitt, ABC news, Phoenix.

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