Deadly Storm System Rips across South, Midwest

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Powerful storms ripped across much of the South and Midwest overnight as tornadoes and dangerous winds tore down trees, damaged homes, and downed power lines. At least two people were killed in the storms.

The East Coast is bracing as the storm system continues its path northward.

The storms did not let up through the night. A tornado just north of Atlanta destroyed homes, office buildings, and even parts of a factory.

Winds were estimated at over 125 miles per hour, strong enough to pick up 18 wheelers and toss them around like toys.

"I couldn't believe it picked up my truck an flipped it over like that. I can't believe it," tornado survivor Travis Richardson said.

Similar stories were heard in other parts of Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

"Our trailer kind of lifted off the foundation and went back down," Kentucky resident Darlene Cook said. "I thank the good Lord up above for saving us."

"It's all out in the fields. Some of the people's belongings in here are out there, too," Paula Napier, also from Kentucky, said.

In Michigan, massive flooding caused a car to crash 20 feet into a creek.

"The road flooded out. We crashed our car into a river. We're on top of the storm drain. We're in the middle of a river. The car's completely under water. Please help," the 911 call recorded.

In other areas it was the wind, not the flooding, that made driving difficult.

"The winds were so fierce, it was throwing my car sideways," one person said. "I didn't know if I was going to make it through it or not."

The storm system is now making its way up the East Coast causing more power outages and flooding from the Carolinas to New England.

Weather experts say the extreme weather was created when a warm weather system coming up from the south collided with a cold front coming in from the west.

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