Transcript for Severe Weather Wreaks Havoc in the Heartland
We turn now to the severe weather at this hour. Ten tornadoes already, and tonight, millions warned, more are coming. A tornado watch now in the center of the country. And look at this. A truck driver shot this image north of Dallas. That twister later slammed right into his truck. He did survive it. Strong wind and rain, too. Dangerous driving in Oklahoma. And flash floods, trapping a family of nine in Kansas. Ginger is standing by tonight. ABC's fill lphillip Mena, also in Texas. Tornado on the ground! Reporter: Tonight, the threat is far from over after a deadly night. Northwest of Houston, a 62-year-old woman killed when this tree fell on her house before dawn. Gilbert hill lives next door. Just heard a big boom, and all of a sudden, all the lights went out and that was it. Reporter: By daybreak, choppers revealing a tangled mess of downed power lines and mangled homes. It is getting super nasty here. Reporter: The death comes after an intense 24 hours across 11 states. We are getting 70 to 80-mile-an-hour west winds, guys. Reporter: At least four injured north of Dallas, all in vehicles. Trucker gene Marshall catching this flash of a funnel cloud, coming right at him. Winds blowing his truck over. Firefighters rushing to cut him out. Here in Howe, officials say it was an ef-1 tornado, winds up to 100 miles per hour, cutting through this neighborhood. In nearby whitesboro, this medical center taking a direct hit. Just total devastation, within seconds. Everything is just gone. Reporter: And in Kansas, tornado sirens giving way to record rainfall. If I was stuck, I would want somebody to come help me. Reporter: Swift water teams outside Topeka forming a human chain, ferrying a family of nine to safety. A tug of war with dangerous currents. David, the family living in this home says they are thankful they were able to make it to a protected room, seconds before the tornado hit. And more severe weather is expected here tomorrow night. David? Absolutely right, Phillip. Let's get right to ginger zee, tracking it all for us. Reporter: Already six reported tornadoes on the map tonight. You can see in the watch regions from parts of Iowa and into Missouri and Illinois. We have the tornado watches for the next few hours. You can see the low pressure system circulating before we put it on the map. There it is. Along the cold front, strong to severe storms tonight. The primary threat in the tornado watch. But damaging wind and hail also big. Then, a new storm comes in. That's what Phillip was talking about there. That low, that very active jet stream. Thursday and Friday. All right, ginger, we'll see you in the morning.
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