Deadly Tornadoes Hit Florida

A rash of storms popped up overnight along the Gulf Coast, leaving at least one dead in their wake.
2:39 | 01/18/16

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the extreme weather tonight, tornadoes in Florida killing two people. Overnight, severe storms moved into central Florida, those twisters hitting in the dark of night. This morning, not much left of this home near Sarasota, take a look at that. 90,000 other homes starting the day without power. This car and many others not going anywhere any time soon. Phillip Mena is in the disaster zone. Reporter: Tonight, gulf coast communities reeling after a rash of tornadoes. This is all that's left of this mobile home ripped from its concrete foundation and strewn across the road. 3:45 A.M., the ef-2 tornado touching down in the town of duette. A couple in that home, Steven and Kate Wilson lost their lives. Their son and four grandchildren injured but managed to climb to safety. When neighbors heard of the tornado alert they tried but couldn't reach the wilsons. Devastation. Woke up this morning and lost a family friend and neighbor. When my neighbor told me Steve was already gone. He's gone but he will never be forgotten, let me tell you. Reporter: Today, friends are picking up the pieces. About 25 miles away, another twister in Sarasota county. The second floor of this $1.8 million property collapsing under the force of more than 130-mile-per hour winds. Baywinds, we have reports of two people trapped upstairs in a home. These tornadoes the latest in a string of recent twisters striking Florida in the dead of night. Tom, the homeowner was up here on the second floor trying to escape when the tornado collapsed the house on her. Firefighters had to lift the wreckage to pull her to safety. But Tom, tonight, she's out of the hospital with only minor injuries. Incredible anyone could survive that. Phillip, thank you. Tonight, the weather threat is centered around the great Lakes with up to 2 feet of snow. Buffalo drivers greeted by warning signs on the highways and indra petersons is here. We're taking two storm systems. Some flurries around New York City right now, even through D.C. The lake of effect snow cranking up right there. Buffalo, already half a foot of snow. Watertown, could see 2 feet locally. Being caused by that frigid air. The morning temperatures, look at Minneapolis, 32 below. Single digits on the eastern seaboard. Tuesday, Boston could be below freezing. Bitter cold. Indra, thanks so much. Let's turn now to that water

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