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Severe Weather across the nation

(ABC)  Several tornadoes were spotted in Colorado, bringing with it golf-sized hail and shutting down Denver International Airport. 

Passengers at Devern International were told to evacuate their gates and take shelter.
Several planes were damaged by the hail, and nearly 38 flights were diverted.
In other parts of the country-heavy rain caused major flooding from Illinois to Pennsylvania.

ABC's Susan Sassily has more on what happened.
Severe weather leaving much of the nation on alert for hail, damaging winds and tornadoes today  throughout the northeast from new york state, down to Virginia to the west with Denver in the bulls-eye again.

Yesterday, eight tornadoes touched down. The hail so intense, up to five inches in some places that snowplows rarely seen in May out in force on major highways.
The storm shut down Denver International, the 5th-busiest airport in the country, and damaged six jets so badly they couldn't fly. Flights were delayed and canceled. Passengers, ordered to evacuate and seek shelter

Overnight, Ohio got the brunt of powerful thunderstorms, with heavy rains around Dayton, Ohio, closing  highways  some cars  submerged, even floating "I've never seen it like this"

Flash flooding locking down entire neighborhoods "There is really no way out. Everywhere you look the water is high."

The water rose fast. People in Tip City decided to wait it out   "I've got a book in the car if I have to be here a couple of hours, I'll just be here."

"I cannot go home so I was thinking about going back to work."
To the east, in Elk County, Pennsylvania, water rescue crews plucked people from their homes and businesses.

From Maryland to Texas close to 170 reports of hail and strong wind and the threat continues, with major cities - Denver, Nashville, Philadelphia and New York - in the path of severe storms today.