Deadly storms threatening several states

A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and Virginia.
2:51 | 04/19/19

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Irm Tom llamas in for David. We begin with the severe weather threat moving up the east coast tonight. A state of emergency in Mississippi right now. The third day of a deadly storm system. Treacherous travel this weekend, I-95 in der,ian, Georgia, and rescuing a firefighter from underneath a fallen tree. And a home in Franklin county, Virginia. The dangerous storms on the move. The watches from Raleigh to D.C. And up to Baltimore. David Kerley starts us off in Washington where they are bracing for the storms to hit. Reporter: This is the danger tonight, tornados. This one touching down in Virginia, picking up debris before the witnesses take cover. When residents emerged in Franklin county, the tornado had taken its toll. The strong winds, toppling trees, turning deadly. An 8-year-old girl in Florida killed when a tree struck a home she was in. An Atlanta truck driver, rescued, cut out of his crushed cab. To the north, our Zachary kiesch is in Raleigh. These storms have already knocked down huge trees here in Raleigh. It's just getting started. Reporter: The storm started before dawn. A gash ripped in Georgia apartment building. The roof of a Knoxville home torn away. I didn't know what was going on. I was shaken I was shocked. Reporter: Along with the winds, heavy rains. This, along the georgia-florida border. I am right in the middle of the heart of a tornado storm right now. Reporter: The storms cutting power for thousands. And more than 1,000 flights canceled. Overnight, eight tornados in Mississippi. The town of Morton Mississippi taking a direct hit. It went through in a matter of seconds. Out of the blue. Reporter: Homes crumbled and cars crushed. By a high end f-2 tornado with winds over 130 miles per hour. The rain has picked up here again. And they are preparing for a rough night tonight. The tornado warnings in effect until midnight. The strong storms could bring winds up to 70 miles per hour. Tom? David Kerley leading us off. Rob Marciano is by the west side highway here in New York. Rob, time out the storm for us. Reporter: Tom there is so much wind energy. They stretch all wait down to south Florida. Look at the radar scope reaching back to Memphis. Clearly, North Carolina and Virginia are the hot spots tonight. Raleigh, the first time huh a risk in three years. The storms up through D.C. And Philadelphia and New York City by daybreak. The heavy rain Saturday morning in new England. We expect flash flood watching for nearly all of the northeast. Quieter Sunday. But the next few hours will be dangerous. We will monitor the storm throughout the wicked. Rob, thank you.

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