Tornado kills at least 1 as it rips apart businesses in Louisiana

Multiple twisters were reported from Louisiana to Mississippi as part of a winter storm system moving eastward bringing rain, snow and ice.
3:10 | 12/17/19

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And we begin tonight with the deadly storms and the tornado emergency at this hour. At least a dozen tornadoes reported and it's been deadly. And then, the storm hitting in the northeast in the morning. First, this massive twister touching down in Louisiana tonight. On the ground for more than 60 miles, causing this damage all the way Toal sand dree Ya, Louisiana, at least one dead tonight. And it's part of the same system hammering the middle of the country. Blinding snow in Kansas City, Missouri. And look at this truck, spinning out of control on I-435. Tonight, several dead in the snow and dangerous driving. And now winter alerts across 20 states. Oklahoma right up into the northeast, just in time for the morning commute. We time it all out tonight, and we begin with ABC's Marcus Moore with the devastating tornadoes. Reporter: A dangerous night ahead for millions in parts of the south. This twister estimated to be on the ground for more than 60 miles, claiming at least one life. Ripping apart businesses and homes in Louisiana. Trees are down. People are walking out. Reporter: Striking this church inial sand dree Ya. School children carried to safety. First responders making sure everyone is okay. Multiple tornadoes tearing through Louisiana and Mississippi. Edwards, you are in the path of this. Be in your shelter right now. Reporter: West of Jackson, Mississippi, trees snapping like toothpicks, crashing onto homes. The cleanup now underway. All part of deadly winter storm system marching east. Snow, ice and rain making travel treacherous in the Wichita area. In Kansas City, Missouri, this pickup truck changing lanes and then spinning out on a slick I-435. The storm creating near zero visibility at times, claiming at least 11 lives so far, including three people killed in this multivehicle wreck on interstate 80 southwest of Omaha Sunday. David, that tornado that hittal sand dree Ya, Louisiana, was on the ground for about 63 miles and officials were able to put out an early rn warning. Otherwise, the casualties could have been much worse. David? Marcus, thank you. All part of the same system right up into the northeast for tomorrow morning's commute. Let's get right to ginger zee, she's been timing this out for us. Hey, ginger. Reporter: Hey, David. At least 17 reported tornadoes now on the southern side of this same system that's going to bring us ice and snow throughout the northeast by tomorrow. Let's go ahead and track it all for you. There are tornado watches that just got extended to include parts of south-central Tennessee, including I-65, Tuscaloosa, you're in there, too. That goes until 11:00 P.M. Tonight. So, still a dangerous couple of hours in the deep south and Dixie alley. And look at this, the snow, more than four inches reported in Indianapolis already, and still going. That's tonight. But by tomorrow, it all slides east and that's why we have the warnings and rad rise I haves from Missouri, right through Rhode Island and Connecticut. Tomorrow, David, we stopped it at 7:00 A.M. That ice is just north of new York City. If you are in Connecticut, Rhode Island, you're right along that line. Boston will end up with a couple of inches of snow and the worst possible timing. David? All right, ginger, thank you. In the meantime, we do have breaking news on another front

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