Transcript for Severe Weather Brings Misery to Southern States
Next, to the rescues playing out on live television with new storms firing up at this hour. From the southern plains to the mid-atlantic. This tornado reported near Indianapolis. At least 18 now reported from California to Kentucky in just the past 24 hours. Driving rain triggering flash floods in Mississippi. Dozens of people rescued from rising waters, including this woman in gulfport. ABC's Phillip Mena with the dramatic rescue that played out as a reporter was on the air. Reporter: Tornado sirens on the Mississippi gulf coast, lightning and heavy rain. The flash flood emergency unfolding on live TV. It's happening right now. I'm looking at it. Someone is being rescued from their car in the ditch. Reporter: Another motorist running through the flood, getting that window down and pulling a woman to safety. You can definitely tell this is a dangerous situation out here. Reporter: Keep your eye on that traffic light, as howling winds send it crashing down. Whoa, there went one. Reporter: Up to ten inches of rain swamping streets. Gulfport police out in boats and huge trucks, rescuing the stranded. Parents racing back home. My youngest son called me and said, "Mom, my room is flooded." Reporter: Others evacuating. Look at how fast that water is going. Reporter: All after a terrifying night across the heartland. At least 18 reported tornadoes barrelling across six states. Wow! Reporter: Including two at the same time in Iowa. Back here in gulfport, this is supposed to be a road. The biloxi river rising 18 feet today and still rising. And, David, more rain is on the way tonight. All right, Phillip Mena tonight for us. Phillip, thank you.
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