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Busy tornado season catches naive Easterners off guard

As a tornado bore down on the western edge of New Jersey, some residents prepared for the worst, while others were caught off guard, despite bulletins from meteorologists and extensive …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Severe weather forecasts continue as Ohio, Kansas clean up

After several quiet years, tornadoes have erupted in the United States over the past two weeks as a volatile mix of warm, moist air from the Southeast and persistent cold …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

At least 11 injured as vicious storm rips through the western outskirts of Kansas City

A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another


Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 10:44 a.m.

Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state

A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri’s capital city as part of an outbreak of severe weather across the state overnight that left at least three people dead and dozens …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 3:06 p.m.

At least 3 dead in central US storms, with more rain to come

Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. were bracing Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Tornadoes flip campers, damage homes in Southern Plains

A tornado touched down Tuesday near Tulsa International Airport, injuring at least one person and damaging about a dozen homes, amid storms in the Southern Plains that brought a deluge …


Another round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains

Officials closed schools, evacuated military aircraft and issued high-water warnings Monday with another round of severe weather potentially including tornadoes forecast for the Southern Plains.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

‘Devastation’ as tornado rips through Louisiana town

Two people were killed when a tornado tore through northern Louisiana


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims

Volunteers helped clear debris-clogged roads and donated money to help pay for the funerals of 23 people killed by a devastating tornado in Alabama, where grieving survivors hunted amid twisted …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Governor visits Alabama tornado rubble as residents seek to recover

Alabama’s governor takes walking tour of damage from killer tornado as residents pick through what’s left of their shattered homes for anything salvageable


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Aftermath: Alabama’s tornado dead range in age from 6 to 89

The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89. Relatives said one extended family lost 10 members.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 10:35 a.m.

Tornado kills 23 in Alabama, rescuers search for victims

Rescuers searched for victims Monday amid homes smashed to their foundations, shredded metal dangling from trees and dead animals lying in the open after a tornado ripped through a rural …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

Severe storms rake the South amid days of drenching rains and a tornado touches down in east Mississippi city of Columbus; no reports of any deaths.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

Strongest tornado in 8 decades hits Cuba; 3 dead, 172 hurt

Neighborhood brigades and teams of government workers hacked at fallen trees and hauled chunks of concrete out of collapsed homes Monday as the Cuban capital attempted to recover from what …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 7:21 p.m.

Port Orchard residents see the best – and worst – in people after twister

Victims of the Dec. 18 twister are learning that disasters bring people and communities together, but they also can attract those who prey on the vulnerable.


Crews assess damage from Washington state tornado

A National Weather Service storm team is surveying the damage in a town west of Seattle where an extremely rare, strong tornado blew through a neighborhood.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Tornado touches down near Port Orchard, damages homes

A rare tornado touched down in a Seattle suburb on Tuesday, damaging several homes and toppling trees, authorities said.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Tornado stuns Iowa town but residents say they’ll rebuild

With the scope of the devastation still sinking in, business owners and residents of the central Iowa city of Marshalltown on Friday began picking up bricks from collapsed buildings, dragging …


Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threats

Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of what’s historically the most active time of …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:28 p.m.

June tornado caused $20M in damage to Nebraska air base

The Air Force says a tornado that tore through a Nebraska base last June caused nearly $20 million in damage.


$2.1M in funding secured for Baker Lake recovery efforts

Montana officials say they have secured $2.1 million in federal disaster aid for ongoing cleanup efforts in the town of Baker where a tornado tore up homes, leaving a lake …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

Officials: EF1 tornado tore part of Oklahoma casino roof off

State emergency managers and the National Weather Service were surveying damage Sunday from severe storms that spawned as many as four tornadoes in southwestern and central Oklahoma.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Likely tornado hits casino where Beach Boys playing

High winds and torrential rains accompanying a likely tornado tore part of the roof off of an Oklahoma casino on Saturday where the Beach Boys were playing a concert attended …


Tornado south of Portland near Canby damages small planes

Authorities say a tornado touched down south of Portland overturning small airplanes, downing power lines and damaging several glass greenhouses.


Weather service confirms three tornadoes struck Oklahoma

The National Weather Service says three tornadoes struck northeast Oklahoma, including an EF2 twister that caused heavy damage and injured at least 30 people near midtown Tulsa.


Canadian man mows lawn with tornado behind him

A photograph of a Canadian man mowing a lawn with a tornado swirling behind him has caused a bit of a storm on social media.


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Texas no injuries reported

Officials say a tornado has touched down in a rural area of southwestern Oklahoma with no injuries or damage reported.