Transcript for Severe storms push through the Central Plains
tornado, carving a path through an American city. Confirmed late this afternoon in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Blindsiding many residents as they slept. Destroying several buildings. The winds topping 110 miles per hour. Shattering several windows at the Remington tower high-rise. 30 injuries reported. Dangerous flash floods. And the burst of rain turning some roads into rivers. The system now moving into the northeast, with millions still in the path. We begin with rob Marciano. Reporter: Tonight Tulsa is a wasteland of debris. The view from above showing the windows of this 30-story high-rise blown out. The windows of this high rise blown out, an entire strip mall reduced to rubble, at least 30 people injured, 6 at this tgi Friday's. It's pretty extensive. You can see where the storm came through. Reporter: Late today, officials confirming it was an ef-2 tornado with winds of at least 110 miles per hour. The twister developing so quickly, some areas didn't have time to activate sirens. Lightning tearing through the sky. In this severe nighttime strike. Up to 14,000 left without power. Of the 30 injured, none considered life threatening. In Kansas City, torrential rain thrashing on windshields and flooding roadways. Water rescues required for some stranded motorists. This submerged car abandoned, lights flickering. And in New Orleans, up to ten inches of rain drowning the big easy. It was a nightmare navigating those streets. Reporter: Roadways swamped, cars abandoned. This neighborhood inundated. It's crazy. You can't go out your front door. Reporter: Restaurant owners flooded for a second time, bringing back memories of the city's worst disaster. It's like Katrina all over again. Reporter: People fleeing their homes however they can. Strong statement. Let's get an update on new Orleans and where the storms are headed now. Hey, rob. A bit of a break across new Orleans. A smattering of storms on this boundary. The midsouth, midatlantic, during the day, rounds of heavy rain developing. A flash flood watch posted for D.C., and could see severe weather across the del Marva peninsula. The evening commute home could be rough.
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