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i personally like winning at home because then you can have the confetti, the crowd going while. mike: tonight, the extreme weather gripping the nation. the boy swept away, two adults swept away trying to save him. also the emergency at yellowstone. the home into a river. and the record-breaking heat across this country. first, those new images coming in, the unprecedented flooding emergency and rock slides forcing yellowstone national park to close entrances. the house falling into a river. tonight, the new images of that home carried away. bridges and roads washed out. communities cut off. no power or safe drinking water. the rockslides that made travel treacherous. the severe storms across several states. the deadly flooding in milwaukee. that boy swept away. the two adults trying to save him then taken, too, into a drainage opportunity. and tonight, the record-breaking heat gripping the country. more than 100 million americans,
at least 25 states. and now, the water outages just as this heat moves in. will carr near yellowstone tonight. >> ginger zee timing this out. also tonight, on the eve of a major meeting of the federal reserve, the fed considering the biggest interest rate hike in nearly 30 years. what this could mean for american families. the effort to cool down inflation. can it be done, though, without sending the country into recession? and tonight, families across the country, the father with a decent paying job, in line at a food bank because the bills are rising so quickly. the retired teacher now working again. the reality for so many fall i wills. tonight, the news just in, what congresswoman liz cheney says to expect in the next public hearing from the january 6th committee. focusing on the pressure placed on former vice president mike pence by the former president. not to certify the election. and tonight here, what mike pence is now saying, speaking out. jon karl standing by. the war in ukraine tonight. all eyes now on a key strategic city in eastern ukraine.
the last bridge destroyed by russian shelling. ukrainian fighters still there and james longman right there near the eastern front tonight. there is news tonight on wnba star brittney griner. tonight, russia now extending her detention. what we're learning from the state department. outside new york city tonight, the school emergency. the bounce house overturning, schoolchildren inside. what authorities are now saying tonight. the scare at an emergency zoo. the family dog somehow ending up in the gorilla exhibit. the gorilla clearly not happy. the families watching in horror. and the extraordinary work to get that dog to safety. and the famous band tonight and the announcement, leaving millions of fans shocked and very upset tonight. good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night. and we begin tonight with this
extreme weather gripping much of this country. the storms in milwaukee, for one. the 10-year-old boy swept away, the two adults trying to save him swept into a drainage tunnel, as well. also, the emergency inside yellowstone park. the home plunging into a river, they say because of unprecedented flooding, because of the rain and snow melt. and across this country tonight, more than 100 million americans under alert for record-breaking heat from california to texas, from chicago to the east coast. the stunning images tonight from gardner, montana. this home swept away by the rushing yellowstone river. the view from the other side of the river, the foundation gone there, that house slips into the water and is just swept away. bridges and roads gone across the area. many families staying in the park, they were forced to shelter in place. the images of the treacherous route through a rainy yellowstone national park. rocks falling on a car. that heat also fueling severe storms pummeling chicago and parts of the midwest. damaging super cell traveling more than 100 miles. and as i mentioned in milwaukee,
the search after that 10-year-old boy and two adult men, they were all swept into that drainage ditch as heavy storms slammed the area overnight. and now tonight, the dangerous heat spreading up to the great la lakes. in some areas, the heat index, the feels like readings from 100 to 115 degrees. tonight, all of those entrances to yellowstone national park remain closed. ginger zee times all of this out. >> reporter: in montana, fast-moving flood waters causing this catastrophic in and around yellowstone, whisking away a shed and then this massive house crashing into the current a few hours later. the river dragging it downstream. >> my grandparents were saying it's the highest it's been in about 100 years, so, it's pretty crazy to see, for sure. >> reporter: the unprecedented flooding forcing the closure of all entrances to yellowstone national park after heavy rain. and near record high
temperatures rapidly melted snow pack over the weekend. parts of highway 89, the main road on the north side of the national park, washed away. >> whoa. >> reporter: rocks falling onto the road, nearly missing this car as it exited the park. the rain here as let up, but you still have towns submerged. this is a road. you have cars, homes, and buildings all still under water. the rising waters cutting off communities that border the yellowstone river, leaving some without power and safe drinking water. cindy and her family visiting from nashville trapped in the town of gardner. >> it was just going really fast and the water was just taking logs down the river and it was just really fast. >> reporter: the raging rapids ripping this bridge apart. >> that was our way home. >> reporter: floodwaters rushing past this building, part of its walls now gone. the montana national guard evacuating at least 12 people. so far, no flood-related
injuries or deaths reported. heavy storms also hitting milwaukee, where authorities say a 10-year-old boy and two men were swept away by high waters into a drainage ditch monday night. authorities locating to boy's body late today. they're still searching for the two men. >> swift water moving into an enclosed space in those tunnels providing us absolutely no opportunity to conduct some sort of rescue opportunity. we are conducting a recovery operation at this point. >> reporter: and from the great lakes to the southeast, extreme heat expected to break records this week. >> i am burning up. it's 110 out here. and i'm too old to be sitting out here. >> reporter: in odesa, texas, where temperatures hit 100 degrees today, residents under a boil water notice. demand for power in texas surging to an all-time high earlier this week. energy supplier ercot says so far they've had enough supply to meet demand. back in montana, the floods striking just as the summer tourist season picks up.
tonight, the road to gardner reopened and hundreds of tourists leaving. >> it's sad that the people, some of them, you know, they lost their home and it's just sad, what all took place, but i think it's a small town and they will come together and help each other. >> i'm sure they will. we're thinking about that community and so many others dealing with severe weather across the country tonight. and will, many families just now getting out of yellowstone. we've seen the line of cars. any idea yet when yellowstone reopens? >> reporter: david, not until all the water recedes and we can see the full extent of all the damage. we do know the north side of the park will be closed for quite some time. it comes as the governor has declared a statewide disaster after everything that's played out here over the past 48 hours. david? >> we've seen what's happened there at yellowstone and in the midwest, as well. will, thank you. let's get right to chief meteorologist ginger zee tracking it all. no you this record heat gripping much of the nation. >> reporter: yes, david.
the heat is remarkable. else personally because of how early in the season we're seeing it. chicago hit 100 degrees. and that is the first time we've been this hot in ten years. it was 2012 last time we saw 100 this early in the season. look at this. chicago in that excessive heat warning. kentucky. the heat advisories stretch all the way to florida. by tomorrow afternoon, going to feet like 103in detroit, pittsburgh, the same. san have a that, georgia, 108. atlanta not getting a break at 101. and when you're this hot and cool air's coming, you're going to have severe storms. tornado threat is enhanced, especially for central wisconsin, madison, up to oshkosh, i'd like out tomorrow. david? >> we'll be watching on "gma." ginger, thank you. we're going to turn now to the other news this tuesday night. we're on the eve of a key meeting of the federal reserve set to raise interest rates in this country, part of the effort to slow down this record inflation, of course, taking a real toll on american families. but can they do this without
sending the country into recession? many economists not convinced tonight. all eyes, of course, on the federal reserve now, set to raise those rates to slow the rising prices. and economists say the average family now paying nearly $350 more every month for the same things they were buying last year. abc's victor oquendo on families across this country now feeling this. he's from florida tonight. >> reporter: tonight, with prices rising at their fastest clip in 40 years, the federal reserve expected to raise interest rates by three-quarters of a point to slow inflation, the biggest hike in nearly three decades. >> i think everyone can agree that this inflation is very painful and it has to come down. so the only way of doing that is getting those interest rates up and slowing the growth rate in the economy. >> reporter: the move will send the cost of credit cards, car loans to mortgages even higher at a time when americans are already paying more for just about everything. in minnesota -- >> is this not enough? >> reporter: -- demand soaring at this food bank.
>> got three kids. two teenagers and a young one. so anything helps. we barely make it. and i get paid pretty good at my job. >> reporter: families are now shelling out nearly $350 more every month than they did for the same things last year. gas prices averaging about $5 a gallon, up about 50%. groceries up almost 12%. and rent up 26%. marilyn bailey in tampa, florida, is retired. now that her rent is going up, she's looking for work. >> it's going to be a stretch. so, i'm looking for a part-time job at 75. >> reporter: former teacher jane morr had to go back to work too, and is watching her nest egg shrink by the day. what took the biggest hit? was it the 401(k)? >> yes, it was. i'm the most nervous about that. >> reporter: and what's costing you the most right now? >> the gas, the food, the electric has, of course, gone up, too. >> reporter: everything costs more. >> everything costs more. >> reporter: and with growing fears of a recession, president biden facing growing pressure to take steps to ease the pain.
today in philadelphia, blaming republicans for blocking his proposals to lower prices on things like drugs and child care. >> the problem is, republicans in congress are doing everything they can to stop my plans to bring down costs on ordinary families. >> reporter: but for now, so many americans are feeling the squeeze, asking how long they can weather the storm. >> i don't know how working people are going to be able to afford medicine, groceries, gasoline, car payments, mortgage, i don't know. >> reporter: and david, the fed is expected to raise interest rates. they're trying to tame inflation without plunging the country into a recession, but many experts are warning the country may be headed for one anyway. david? >> we'll be watching this meeting over the next couple of days. victor, thank you. next tonight, the message put out by congresswoman liz cheney late today on what americans should expect in this next public hearing, the third hearing in front of the country of the january 6th committee. they will focus on the pressure placed on former vice president mike pence by the former
president not to certify the election. and tonight, what mike pence is now saying, speaking out, saying he was the one who did the right thing that day. here's our chief washington correspondent jonathan karl tonight. >> hang mike pence! >> reporter: as lawmakers prepare to outline what they describe as donald trump's relentless pressure campaign against his own vice president, mike pence is speaking out. >> i'll always believe that i did my duty that day. and i know in my heart of hearts i did. and i believe that when all the information and the facts come forward, the american people will better understand what occurred. >> reporter: the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff has testified that it was pence, not donald trump, who called the pentagon when the capitol was under siege. >> there were two or three calls with vice president president pence. he was very animated and he was very explicit. very direct, unambiguous. there was no question about that. get the military down there, get the guard down there.
ers gal milley'sti of his conversation with president trump's chief of staff mark meadows on january 6th. >> he said we have to kill the narrative that the vice president was making all these decisions. >> reporter: the committee is using the testimony of trump's own top advisers to make the case against him. former attorney general bill barr saying when it came to claims of a stolen election, trump didn't care about the truth. >> when i went into this and would, you know, tell him how crazy some of these allegations were, there was never -- there was never an indication of interest in what the actual facts were. >> reporter: the committee says trump and his allies conned supporters into donating some $250 million to fight the election results. >> so, not only was there the big lie, there was the big rip-off. >> reporter: where did the money actually go? $1 million of it went to a foundation run by white house
chief of staff mark meadows. more than $200,000 spent at trump organization properties. >> kimberly! >> reporter: and tens of thousands of dollars went to donald trump jr.'s fiance, kimberly guilfoyle. >> we cannot let them steal this election. >> reporter: she spoke 2 1/2 minutes and was paid $60,000. >> $60,000 for 2 1/2 minutes. jon karl live with us from the capitol. the next hearing scheduled for thursday, early afternoon, we'll have it live on abc, we'll be on the air, we're going to hear about this pressure put against mike pence, some of the remember toer vice president's closest advisers set to testify about the efforts to pressure him into not certifying the election? >> reporter: david, you heard liz cheney say they will focus on what he called the relentless pressure campaign on pence. pence himself has not spoken to the committee, will not be speaking to the committee on thursday, but he has given the
green light to all of his top aides to cooperate with the committee. you will hear those voices on thursday, including live testimony from his former chief counsel. this is the lawyer who was at pence's side throughout it all, as donald trump and those outside lawyers were trying to pressure him to use his power, power that he didn't really have, to overturn the election. >> all right, jon karl with us tonight. jon, thank you. in the meantime, we turn to the war in ukraine tonight, and to a major development in the battle for that key city in the donbas. all of the bridges in that critical city in the east have now been destroyed tonight. this is a victory, obviously, eaern raine.nom of severodonetsk all but cut off. satellite images show the last of the bridges to ukrainian-controlled territory smashed by russian shelling.
up to 80% of the city is in russian hands, but this video online shows pockets of ukrainian fighters still holding out. civilians desperate to leave all over the east, as russian shells rain down indiscriminately. if defer d severodonetsk falls, putin will have secured a major symbolic victory and would be closer to his goal of occupying the donbas territory in eastern ukraine. >> we are within the range of the russians here? >> reporter: we went close to the eastern front line today. this soldier wants to show me how close the bombs are landing. this is where bombs have landed. there's more. and presumably the russians know that there are ukrainian soldiers in these farmhouses? i think we should leave. that sounds like it's getting more frequent. we head to the trenches. vitaly is part of a more elite civil defense, a former soldier. he stopped work as a baker to return to the front. he says they risk losing these positions. "we need more than an ak-47 to go up against heavy artillery
and tanks," he says. there are still victories. this captured russian tank now being used against putin's forces. this a russian tank which has been commandeered by the ukrainians. we've got a commander and a targeting showing us this equipment, they're proud to have been able to use. >> it's so much more modern than anything the ukrainians have got. how does it feel to be targeting russians inside a russian tank? >> it's awesome! >> reporter: it's awesome, he says. a modern tank like this is a fortunate bonus. but winning this war will take a lot more than luck. and david, russia says if the ukrainians surrender, they'll ohm humanitarian corridors out of severodonetsk. russia's made these offers before, ukraine says they're in bad faith. david? >> james, thank you. and from russia tonight, there's news of wnba star brittney griner. russia now extending her detention once again until july 2nd now. she's been in russian custody since february, arrest ed at th
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