Severe weather hits the Northeast

A falling tree kills a teen in Maryland and more than 1,700 flights canceled.
2:33 | 08/04/17

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We begin with the deadly storms hitting right now. Reports of lightning hitting children. Much of the northeast bracing at this hour. The water spout over lake Erie, west of Buffalo. Winds turning over a car in Maryland. A 14-year-old girl killed inside. Gio Benitez leading us off. Reporter: Tonight, severe weather bearing down on the northeast. Drenching new yorkers during the morning commute. Turning stairs into warfalls. Northwest of the city, a water spout on lake Erie. Lightning all around, my hands are shaking. Reporter: East of Cleveland, a mother killed when a tree fell on her SUV. And east of Salt Lake City -- Teenagers struck by lightning. Reporter: In all, three children hit. Two in critical condition. Dangerous storms striking across the country in the last 24 hours. All of a sudden there was heavy hail and wind and things started coming out of the trees. Reporter: In Baltimore county, Maryland, a 14-year-old girl also lost her life when a tree hit this car. In Chicago, concertgoers forced to evacuate. The weather is too crazy for us to play right now. Reporter: Torrential rain causing flash flooding in los Angeles county. Look how close they are to those wires and those trees. Reporter: Multiple air rescues and some 200 passengers stranded for a time on this commuter train. Monsoon storms in the Phoenix area snapping trees and power lines. Air travel disrupted too. More than 1,000 flights cancelled today. What are you seeing in Newark today? David, airlines here Newark airport and at airports throughout the region are waiving change fees for travelers. A wet start to the weekend for millions. David? Let's get to rob Marciano. What are you watching? Reporter: Really, the entire eastern third of the country is a mess. Storms from the gulf of Mexico to Canada. The storm crossing the Ohio river, western New York and Pittsburgh about to get it. New England will get a re-firing of the storms tomorrow afternoon, clears out late today with drier air. The next system dropping into the plains tomorrow, a wet weekend there. David? Rob, thank you. We turn next to the white house. Just 24 hours after we learned

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