Tornadoes

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Major, damaging tornado hits Petange, Luxembourg

A major tornado hit the city of Petange in southern Luxembourg at 17:30 LT on Friday, August 9, 2019, causing significant damage and injuring at 19 people. Petange Mayor, Pierre Mellina, said Friday about 100 homes sustained damage. The tornado downed trees, blocked...

August 09, 2019

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Rare tornado touches down in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

A rare tornado hit Cape Cod, Massachusetts on July 23, 2019, causing widespread destruction in the popular tourist vacation town. Of the 1 253 tornadoes that the US has on average each year, Massachusetts sees only one and Alaska and Rhode Island none. According to...

July 24, 2019

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Damaging tornado hits Greater Manchester and Cheshire, U.K.

A small tornado swept through parts of Greater Manchester and Cheshire, the United Kingdom at about 17:00 local time on July 19, 2019. The tornado swept across Mobberley, Altrincham and Hale, near Manchester airport, damaging cars and buildings. Power outages were...

July 20, 2019

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Tornado hits Quebec, injuring 1 and leaving 105 000 customers without power

A confirmed F1 tornado swept through the town of Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan, about 50 km (31 miles) north of Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 11, 2019. The twister touched down at about 18:30 LT and was about 200 m (656 yards) in diameter. It caused significant...

July 12, 2019

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6 killed and more than 100 injured as very strong winds, tornadoes and violent hailstorms hit Greece

Very strong winds, tornadoes and violent hailstorms hit northern Greece late Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (local time). Such severe weather is extremely unusual in Greece for this time of year, meteorologist Klearxos Marousakis said. According to Charalambos Steriadis,...

July 11, 2019

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Strong tornado hits Milano Marittima, giant hail in Abruzzo, Italy

A strong tornado hit Milano Marittima, near Ravenna, northern Italy on July 10, 2019. According to ANSA, one woman was hurt and taken to Cesena's Bugalini Hospital in serious. She is not in a life-threatening condition. Trees were downed, including 200...

July 10, 2019

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6 people killed, 28 600 affected after rare tornado hits Kaiyuan, economic loss over 145 million USD, China

A destructive tornado hit the city of Kaiyuan, northeast China's Liaoning Province on July 3, 2019, killing 6 people and injuring 190. The tornado packing winds up to 23 meters per second (82.8 km/h) struck the city at 17:15 (China Standard Time). It tore...

July 08, 2019

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Strong tornado hits the city of Iasi, damaging homes and injuring 3 people, Romania

A powerful tornado hit the city of Iași, Romania late July 6, 2019, injuring 3 people and damaging several homes. Iasi is about 380 km (236 miles) NE of capital Bucharest. The event lasted just a few minutes, according to the Inspectorate for Emergencies. The...

July 07, 2019

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Rare tornado hits China's Kaiyuan City, killing 6 people and injuring at least 190

A large tornado hit China's northeastern city of Kaiyuan, Liaoning Province at 17:15 LT (09:15 UTC) on July 3, 2019, killing 6 people and injuring at least 190. Provincial weather authorities said tornadoes in this region are rare. According to local media...

July 03, 2019

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Rare EF-2 tornado hits Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed that a tornado near Bendigo, Victoria, on June 29, 2019 was at least EF-2 intensity with wind gusts in excess of 200 km/h (124 mph). The tornado flattened one house, snapped big trees in half and sent debris flying...

July 02, 2019

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Extremely rare, large tornado hits southern Taiwan

A large tornado hit southern Taiwan around 07:00 UTC (15:00 LT) on July 1, 2019, injuring at least two people. Several homes were destroyed and more than 7 000 customers left without power in two villages (Zhen'an in Linbian Township and Wanhua in Nanzhou...

July 01, 2019

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Very rare 'anticyclonic' tornado hits Deuel County, South Dakota

A rare anticyclonic tornado touched down about 3.4 km (5.5 miles) northeast of Estelline, South Dakota during the evening hours of June 15, 2019. The EF-0 tornado lasted less than a minute and knocked down 7 trees at a farmstead. It was moving in an easterly...

June 19, 2019

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Strong tornado hits Bocholt, Germany, causing significant damage

Authorities suspect a tornado hit the city of Bocholt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany late June 4, 2019, causing significant damage. Another round of severe thunderstorms is expected today. Severe thunderstorms swept over parts of France, Benelux and Germany on...

June 05, 2019

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Extremely rare, large tornado hits Los Angeles, southern Chile

A large tornado formed in Los Angeles district of Bio Bio region, southern Chile during the afternoon hours (LT) of May 30, 2019, causing significant damage and multiple injuries. The tornado formed just before 18:00 LT and was preceded by strong winds and large...

May 31, 2019

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Second EF-4 tornado of the season, 935 so far this year, U.S.

Late Tuesday afternoon, May 28, 2019, an area of thunderstorms developed over southeastern Kansas. Through 16:00 local time, these storms became anchored on a warm front, which provided a source of forcing and enhanced low-level wind shear. The strongest storm...

May 30, 2019

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Massive tornado rips through Kansas City, Kansas

At least 11 people were injured, numerous homes were damaged and debris scattered at the airport after several suspected tornadoes swept through the Kansas City metropolitan area on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The injuries have been reported in Douglas County after it...

May 29, 2019

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Extensive damage after multiple powerful tornadoes hit Dayton area, Ohio

At least one large and destructive tornado (EF-3) ripped through the city of Dayton and surrounding communities, Ohio late Monday night, May 27, 2019. Damage surveys are still in progress for at least three suspected tornadoes in the area. The first tornado touched...

May 28, 2019