Transcript for Severe weather threats are affecting thousands of people across the country
Marci, thank you. We turn now to sever weather.llions facing fla flood watches GHT. Plus widesd GHT coio intensifying scorching wildfires in the west. More than 27 acres charred in new Mexico park. Hail andvyss nort Florida. Vere thunderstwatch issued there northwar evenllicott city, devasd by high water just a week ago, bracr drenching. Here's ABC's Kenneth Moton. Reporter: Tonight, an army of firefightersbattling this ll of flames in northern New Mexico. Residents told to get out. This Dr barely outrug the blaze, flames surrounding his car. Thight not be a smart idea. Reporter: 12 buils burned and nearly 300 more threatened. High winds and Drye itions are fueling the flames. This blaze of durango, Rado, raced across hilltops. Hundreds evacuated. Cials there declaring a state of disaster. This, asheture threatens ions from ssouri to Florida. Already over 250orts of severe weather, lining this twister in Gillette, wyomi two ind and a wasteland of debris left behind. Ere was so much rain in oxford, Mississippi, these baseball players C swim in the dugout in the midantic, storm-ravaged areas like eltt city, Maryland, are bracing for more heavy R So, it was up T door. Repor scorrao has enleaning up since Ragin flood watersted historic downtown a week ago, CING away cars, destroying homes an businesses. Noe E again under a flash flood H. Thosegeastating. Kenneth N joins us now from LI city, hit so hard las . We see that damage the just behind you. Theyow in thehreat zone again tonight, and Kenneth, how worried Ary about tonight'rain? Reporter: Tom, very worried. Home and businesses here ve been trying to save WHA they can, but the rain H started, and T county just Rene in this area to get out now. With that flashod watch I effect at L until tomorrow morning, this communitys preparing andpraying. Tom? All ri Kenneth, W K Yo be monitoring the developments then the ground. I want to bring in ABC senior meteorologrob Marciano. Rob, another dangerous nightfothe residents there in Ellicott city. Eporter: It's so humid there, M, so, there's lot of water in the air forhat heavy rain potential. Ave flash flood watches fromilelphia, all the way back ugh Roanoke. That low is goto form off the coast there and then got T at's going to come througd kind of squeeze play .so potential for heavy rai isre across a huge area. Se thunderstorms across the Florida paandle. Southeast Georgia. Rough across parts of arkans, too. As a matter of fact, those storms have ha88-mile-an-hour wind gusts report I and Yo shedfires. We'vt extreme drought across eight states, so, Emely dry out there helping the fire ation. Yeah,ueling those fires. All right, thank you so
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