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Storm chaser caught by dead end road must ride out direct hit by tornado in Colorado

Raw video: Inside truck being hit by a tornado

Extreme footage shot Wednesday near Simla, Colorado shows storm chaser Verne Carlson riding out a direct hit from a tornado.

Carlson had to hunker down after a dirt road he was following turned out to be a long driveway to someone's house, and a dead end.

Where will Texas rain fall next?

Where will Texas rain fall next?

With parts of Texas and Oklahoma already waterlogged, rain will continue in East Texas along with flash flood warnings all over the Houston area. Doppler says 3-11 inches of rain could fall in just a few hours for the region. The heaviest is in Louisiana and then Mississippi. The system will weaken but more storms will fire this afternoon producing more rain.

This rainmaker now extends north into the Midwest. A good impulse is moving from the Plains to Western Great Lakes by this afternoon. Winds and hail are the main threat for the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes.

AUSTIN, TX - MAY 25: Lamar Street is reopened after days of heavy rain on May 25, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott toured the damage zone where one person is confirmed dead and at least 12 others missing in flooding along the Rio Blanco, which reports say rose as much as 40 feet in places, caused by more than 10 inches of rain over a four-day period.

Not over yet: More rain expected for Panhandle

People in parts of Texas are being warned to stay off the roads after a historic deluge over the past few days.

At least 12 people are missing in Austin after many got caught in flash floods. Up to 400 homes are now washed away in Hays County.

12 people pulled from a restaurant destroyed by a tornado in Rochelle, IL

Violent storms rip up midwest

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Wind, rain, snow! Bay Area braces for #Hellastorm

Wind, rain, snow! Bay Area braces for #Hellastorm

It's called the "Pineapple Express," but this one isn’t a funny Seth Rogen, James Franco buddy flick.

A "Pineapple Express" is also how meteorologists describe a system that connects Hawaii to the West Coast, basically turning the jetstream into an airborne river. These conditions are in place right now, drawing a ton of Pacific Ocean moisture toward California, Oregon and Washington state.

Hurricane Gonzalo headed toward Bermuda

Bermuda in the path of powerful hurricane

Bermuda is in the path of a category 4 hurricane.

Gonzalo could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the island with 145 mile per hour winds churning up 45-foot waves.

Tropical Storm Ana is expected to strenghten before skimming the Hawaiian Islands this weekend

Tropical Storm Ana heads toward Hawaii

Tropical Storm Ana may be a hurricane today. Current projections show the storm sliding south of Hawaii's Big Island and then brushing Oahu and Kuai this weekend.

And over in the Atlantic, there is a hurricane warning in place for Bermuda. They get hit by Hurricane Gonzalo tomorrow, possibly as a major hurricane (CAT 3) and on the bad, or right side, of the storm.

Security camera catches moment falling tree almost hits school bus full of kids during storm in San Diego

Falling tree barely misses bus full of kids

People in San Diego got caught off guard by a violent storm yesterday.

More than six thousand people lost power and falling trees blocked streets all over the city, including one that just barely missed a school bus full of kids!

University of Alabama swimmer John Servati reportedly died holding up concrete wall so girlfriend could escape tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Alabama swimmer dies saving girlfriend in storm

John Servati was the only person killed in severe weather that hit Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Monday.

He reportedly died while holding up a wall so his girlfriend could escape to safety.

Forecasters on Monday, April 28, 2014, warned millions of Americans to be prepared for another round of severe storms, including widespread tornadoes, a day after storms killed 16 people in three states.

75 million in the path of severe weather

Deadly tornadoes left a path of destruction overnight. Now, millions of people are in the bullseye again for more severe weather.

HLN's Robin Meade reports.

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