BUTLER COUNTY, Kansas (NBCNC) - Halloween really was scary for many folks around the middle of the country when a line of thunder storms brought torrential rains and turbulent winds, knocking down trees and power lines.
There was flash flooding and tragically the loss of at least one life.
A 9-year-old boy was electrocuted by fallen power lines and later died outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
In Austin, Texas, more than a foot of rain caused flash flooding, swamping at least 600 homes and sweeping away cars.
"Everything is gone. I've seen everything float by," said one witness.
Residents, and their pets, were rescued by boat and by helicopter.
Some barely escaped with their lives and the clothes on their backs.
"At that point I lost complete and total control and started coming up and down out of the water. I saw two of my dogs get swept away," one woman said.
She fears her 18 horses all drowned in the Texas storm.
In Houston, streets were waterlogged and trees came down.
Across the Midwest, it was a soggy Halloween.
"It really doesn't matter. I just go trick or treating with my umbrella," said one young girl.
Some places moved trick-or-treating earlier due to weather.
In Louisville, Kentucky, Halloween became mall-oween with children going store-to-store for treats.