TODAY | May 29, 2012
>> those strong storms battering the eastern half of the country. al is joining us from upstairs with details. good morning.
>> all right, guys, thank you so much. of course it's now tropical depression beryl. but it is a storm that's still causing a lot of problems. some areas have picked up 14 inches of rain. we're looking right now at saint simon 's island, georgia , where you can see how angry the seas are. a lot of flooding, a lot of big problems, riptides, rip currents . in fact, one swimmer was killed off the coast of florida today . and then as we move a little further north into georgia , you can see more wind damage. power outages. in fact, some areas in georgia close to 3,000 to 5,000 people without power, uprooted trees, power lines knocked down. here's the latest on where we stand with beryl. right now ten miles northwest of valdosta, georgia . 30-mile-per-hour winds moving north at 2 miles per hour. slow mover. generating a lot of rain. rainfall amounts, you can see from jacksonville all the way up to cape hatteras , as many as -- as much as 7 to 9 inches of rain. so there are flood warnings in effect throughout much of the southeast. beyond that, we've got severe weather to worry about. there's those beryl right off the coast. by thursday morning. now to the severe weather . from wichita to wichita falls , and then in the northeast, including new england, we've got a risk of strong storms and tornadoes. tomorrow stronger risk in the midsection of the country. this is a strong risk in oklahoma. we will most likely see tornadoes in this area tomorrow. we'll continue to track it. and we've got record setting heat in the south. we'll talk about that coming up in the next ten minutes. ann?
>> all right. we should probably remind people to pay attention to their local forecast, as well. al, thank you so much.