Powerful tornadoes break out across the Midwest

At least 30 tornadoes were reported across seven states as the destructive storms leveled homes throughout the Plains.
1:24 | 03/08/17

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Next to the tornado outbreak. 30 reported tornadoes already from Kansas to Illinois. The worst of them, a confirmed ef-3 in Missouri. Winds up to 152 miles per hour, shattering entire neighborhoods there. The airport and nearby Johnson county, Kansas, straight line winds and up to 85 miles per hour. ABC's Alex Perez is on the scene tonight. Tornado on the ground! Reporter: Dangerous nighttime tornadoes touching down outside Kansas City. I've got power flashes, big power flashes. Reporter: Those power flashes, a telltale sign a tornado is close-by. A powerful ef-3 twister ripped through oak grove Missouri overnight. This is the bathroom. Reporter: Brenda Johnson says she and her husband emerged from their basement bathroom to find their home reduced to rubble. If we had hesitated even a few second, we wouldn't have made it. Reporter: The brutal storm pushing this home of its foundation and down this hill. In nearby, aolathe, Kansas, planes tossed, hangars flattened. Hail larger than golf balls falling to the north in Minnesota, powerful thunderstorms. Looks like its roping out there! Reporter: The earliest calendar year tornado on record. This is all that's left of this home. The tornado ripping nearly a 12-mile long path of destruction.

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