Tornadoes

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Destructive tornado hits Sicily, killing one and injuring 2 others, Italy

One person was killed and two others injured after a tornado hit the Italian island of Sicily on November 17, 2021. This is the latest in a series of deaths in Italy caused by extreme weather events in recent weeks. The twister affected Trebalate, Serrameta,...

November 18, 2021

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Rare tornadoes hit Rhode Island and Connecticut, the first in November since at least 1950

The National Weather Service (NWS) storm surveys have confirmed several tornadoes touched down on Saturday, November 13, 2021, across Connecticut and Rhode Island. While all of them were EF-0 or EF-1, these were the first November tornadoes to strike the area since...

November 15, 2021

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Extremely rare November tornado hits Vancouver, Canada

An extremely rare November tornado hit the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at 17:10 PDT on November 6, 2021 (01:10 UTC, November 7). The event started as a waterspout over the Strait of Georgia which then came ashore and caused minor damage at the...

November 09, 2021

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Tornado hits Brisbane Airport, exposing the interior to extreme rainfall, Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) confirmed a tornado touched down near Brisbane Airport, Queensland just after 10:00 LT on Friday morning, October 22, 2021, causing damage across the airport precinct. The event halted some flights but both runways are...

October 22, 2021

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Tornado hits downtown Yantai, China's Shandong Province

A damaging tornado hit the city of Yantai, China's Shandong Province on October 1, 2021. According to Eric Wang, an extreme weather enthusiast, the damage is consistent with an EF-1 rating. The tornado went directly into downtown, flipping cars and collapsing...

October 01, 2021

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Damaging tornado hits New South Wales, Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) confirmed a damaging tornado has occurred in New South Wales early afternoon (LT) on September 30, 2021. At least 3 people have been injured. There are reports of damage to houses, powerlines, and trees around the Clear...

September 30, 2021

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Waterspout moves onshore in Kiel, throwing people into water and causing damage, Germany

A waterspout formed in the Baltic Sea near the German port city of Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, and moved onshore, injuring at least 7 people, of which 3 severely. Several members of a rowing club were thrown into the water while others...

September 30, 2021

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Destructive tornado hits the island of Pantelleria, killing 2 people, Italy

A destructive tornado hit the Italian island of Pantelleria, south of Sicily, on September 10, 2021, causing severe damage to buildings and killing 2 people. Nine people were injured, of which 4 are in serious condition. The casualties include an off-duty...

September 11, 2021

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New Jersey’s largest dairy devastated by an EF-3 tornado in Mullica Hill

An EF-3 tornado produced by remnants of Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" touched down in Mullica Hill, New Jersey on September 1, 2021, devastating Wellacrest Farms -- the state's largest dairy farm. The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ has...

September 06, 2021

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Severe floods hit Germany again, destructive tornado in Lower Saxony

A new round of heavy rains hit Germany and Austria on August 16 and 17, 2021, causing severe floods and landslides and spawning at least one destructive tornado. One person was killed and another is still missing in Germany after sudden floods swept them away off a...

August 17, 2021

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Powerful EF-3 tornado hits Bensalem, Pennsylvania

At least 6 people were injured when a tornado ripped through Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania during a severe weather outbreak across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on Thursday, July 29, 2021. At least 18 tornadoes were reported during the outbreak, large hail,...

July 31, 2021

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Rare tornado hits Ontario, leaving 'catastrophic' damage, Canada

A rare tornado tore through the city of Barrie, Ontario, Canada around 14:30 LT on July 15, 2021, leaving what officials described as 'catastrophic' damage. At least 11 people were injured. Environment Canada said the tornado received a preliminary rating of...

July 18, 2021

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EF-2 tornado hits Dexter, leaving at least 150 homes damaged, Missouri

An EF-2 tornado touched down on the west side of Dexter, Missouri on July 10, 2021, and moved through the city. This is the first EF-2 or stronger tornado in the month of July since 1971 across all 58 Paducah NWS forecast areas. At least 150 homes were damaged,...

July 12, 2021

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Shandong hit by largest tornado outbreak in more than a decade, China

Eastern China's Shandong Province was hit by its largest tornado outbreak in more than 10 years on July 11, 2021. At least 10 tornadoes were reported, with at least 3 of them violent. The reports are still coming in and the number of reported tornadoes is...

July 12, 2021

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Violent tornado hits downtown Shenxian, leaving catastrophic damage, China

A violent tornado moved directly into downtown Shenxian, China's Shandong Province, around 13:00 UTC on July 11, 2021, causing 'catastrophic' damage. The twister debarked hardwood, tossed cars, leveled a number of homes, and left several people injured,...

July 11, 2021

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Second tornado in just 8 days hits Belgium

A second tornado in just 8 days hit Belgium on June 27, 2021, this time in the province of Luxembourg. The tornado hit the hamlet of Bernistrap in Houffalize where a square farmhouse-castle collapsed amid strong winds. While there were no injuries, its inhabitants...

July 01, 2021

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Major damage reported after large tornado hits Guyuan, Hebei, China

A large tornado hit Guyuan County in China's northeastern Hebei province on July 1, 2021, causing major damage. According to local reports, poorly anchored brick houses were destroyed and tractors blown over. "This is the second significant tornado to hit...

July 01, 2021