Articles tagged "us tornadoes"

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Destructive tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana, claiming lives of 7 people and injuring dozens

7 people have been killed and dozens injured after a series of tornadoes ripped through Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana on April 22, 2020, destroying homes, businesses, and cars. More than 150 000 customers lost power. Two people were killed and one was critically...

April 23, 2020

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Mississippi tornado rated as EF-4 -- the fourth EF-4 in 2020, the most fatal tornado year since 2012

The National Weather Service (NWS) has rated the tornado that struck Mississippi over the weekend as EF-4. This is the third violent tornado in the area within just a week, and the fourth EF-4 tornado in 2020, making this year one with the most EF-4 tornadoes since...

April 22, 2020

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Severe weather outbreak with tornadoes, strong winds, and hail hit wide portions of the Deep South, U.S.

An outbreak of severe weather with tornadoes, strong winds, and hail hit wide portions of the Deep South over the weekend. Damages and power outages were reported in several states, including Florida, while at least three fatalities-- one each in Georgia,...

April 21, 2020

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Severe weather outbreak: Deadly tornadoes strike the U.S. South, storms shifting toward the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic

A multi-day severe weather outbreak continues across the U.S. South, with destructive tornadoes, heavy rain, hail, and strong winds. The potent storm system is moving northeastward through Monday, causing a variety of weather hazards. At least 33 people have been...

April 13, 2020

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Severe storms with hail, tornadoes, and strong winds hit parts of Midwest and South, U.S., risk of severe thunderstorms continues into weekend

Severe storms with hail, tornadoes, and strong winds ripped through parts of the Midwest and South U.S. on Wednesday night, April 8, 2020, causing damage to many homes, especially in Indiana and Arkansas. According to the National Weather Sevice (NWS), the extreme...

April 09, 2020

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Large tornado rips through Jonesboro, causing extensive damage, Arkansas

At least 22 people were injured and numerous buildings destroyed or damaged after a large tornado ripped through the city of Jonesboro, Arkansas on Saturday, March 28, 2020. There are no confirmed fatalities, but the damage is extensive. Early estimates suggest this...

March 29, 2020

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Deadly winter storm spawns 19 tornadoes, causes major flooding and power outages, affecting 300 000 across Eastern U.S.

Powerful winter storm that wreaked havoc across parts of Eastern U.S. on Thursday, February 6, 2020, produced 19 tornadoes, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The storm sparked flooding and caused power outages that affected...

February 10, 2020

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Deadly storm hits eastern U.S., now shifting north along the spine of the Appalachians, then across the Northeast Friday while rapidly strengthening

A powerful winter storm slammed the eastern U.S. on Thursday, February 6, 2020, spawning tornadoes in which one person was killed and another injured. The storm is shifting north along the spine of the Appalachians today, then across the Northeast Friday, February 7...

February 06, 2020

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Deadly tornado outbreak hits Deep South, U.S.

Severe storms triggered more than two dozen tornadoes in parts of the Deep South on Monday, December 16, 2019, killing at least three people in Louisiana and Alabama, while leaving a trail of destruction mostly in Mississippi, according to the National Weather...

December 17, 2019

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Fast-moving thunderstorm spawns two damaging tornadoes in Mississippi

Two tornadoes produced by a severe thunderstorm ripped through Ranking County, Mississippi on November 27, 2019, knocking down trees and powerlines. County Sheriff Bryan Bailey described the storm system as the fastest he has ever seen. According to meteorologist...

November 28, 2019

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ICT: 2019 Dallas tornadoes the costliest tornado event in Texas history, USA

A tornado outbreak that hit Dallas on October 20, 2019, is now the costliest tornado event in the history of Texas and the 11th weather disaster in the USA in 2019 whose damage topped 1 billion dollars. The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) has estimated about $2...

October 25, 2019

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Large late-night tornado, strong straight-line winds hit Sioux Falls, causing significant damage, South Dakota

A large, late-night tornado hit south and central Sioux Falls, South Dakota around 23:41 LT on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (04:41 UTC, September 11), causing significant damage and power outages. Residents were asked to stay out of roads and call 911 only in...

September 11, 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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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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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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Arkansas River approaching historic highs, at least 7 killed as severe storms march through central U.S.

Another wave of severe thunderstorms is affecting the central United States since Monday, May 20, 2019, with heavy rain and nearly 100 tornadoes. At least 7 weather-related deaths were confirmed since May 21. Meanwhile, Arkansas River is approaching historic highs....

May 23, 2019

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Major tornadoes hit U.S., Reed Timmer survives extraordinary close-up encounter in Nebraska

AccuWeather's extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer survived a direct hit by a tornado just west of McCook, Nebraska on Friday, May 17, 2019, one of the biggest days for severe weather in the central U.S. so far this year. Timmer experienced an extraordinary...

May 18, 2019

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Multi-day widespread severe weather across the Plains and Mississippi Valley, U.S.

A multi-day widespread severe weather and heavy rain event is anticipated across much of the Plains and Mississippi Valley this week, before possibly reaching the Ohio Valley, the National Weather Service warns. The severe thunderstorms will be capable of producing...

May 06, 2019

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Severe weather across Central US, heavy rain, hail and damaging tornadoes

Severe weather is affecting the Central United States since over the past couple of days, dumping heavy rain and hail, and producing damaging tornadoes. NWS warns severe weather will be possible across a broad area across the South and Central Plains, and lower and...

May 01, 2019

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Deadly EF-3 tornado hits Ruston, rips through Louisiana Tech University campus, Louisiana

An EF-3 tornado hit the city of Ruston and Louisiana Tech University campus early Thursday morning (local time), April 25, 2019. Two people have lost their lives in the city. Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker confirmed the two fatalities but declined to identify them....

April 25, 2019

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Powerful storms, tornadoes hit southern US, killing at least 3 people

A powerful storm swept through the southern United States on April 18, 2019, leaving more than 100 000 customers without power and killing at least 3 people. Although damage surveys are still in progress, NWS said they believe multiple tornadoes hit southwest and...

April 19, 2019

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At least 8 people killed after more than 20 tornadoes hit southern U.S.

At least 8 people were killed after severe thunderstorms swept through the southern United States on April 13 and 14, 2019, producing flash flooding and at least 22 tornadoes in Texas, Lousiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Two children were killed in Angelina County,...

April 15, 2019

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Significant damage, injuries reported after large tornado hits Franklin, Texas

Powerful thunderstorms swept through Texas on Saturday, April 13, 2019, producing several damaging tornadoes. More than 75 460 people are without power as of 19:31 UTC. Significant damage was reported in Franklin, TX after a long-track tornado that began south of...

April 13, 2019

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Severe thunderstorms, baseball-sized hail hit Texas, leaving 1 person injured and 175 000 customers without power

Severe thunderstorms, large hail and at least one tornado hit Texas on April 6 and 7, 2019, leaving at least one person injured and more than 175 000 customers without power. Severe weather continues over the country on April 8. An 11-year-old girl was reportedly...

April 08, 2019

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Alabama tornado rated EF-4, the first EF-4 to hit United States since April 29, 2017

The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirmed 4 tornadoes touched down in Central Alabama on March 3, 2019, including deadly EF-4 which struck Lee County leaving at least 23 people dead and several missing. The office performed preliminary surveys on March 4,...

March 05, 2019

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Extreme damage, at least 23 fatalities after series of tornadoes hit Alabama and Georgia

A series of destructive tornadoes ripped through Alabama and Georgia on Sunday, March 3, 2019, killing at least 23 people in Alabama's Lee County. Unfortunately, the death toll is expected to rise. This is the deadliest Alabama tornado day since 2011 when more...

March 04, 2019

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Deadly tornado hits Columbus, extensive damage reported, Mississippi

A destructive tornado swept through Columbus, Mississippi around 17:00 CST on Saturday, February 23, 2019, killing at least one person and injuring 6. Most of the damage is on the north side of town at Garden Blvd, Military Road, and 14th and 15th street. NWS...

February 24, 2019

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Damaging tornado reported in central Florida

A tornado reportedly touched down near the town of Mascotte in Lake County, central Florida early Thursday morning, January 24, 2019. Lake County Sheriff's Office said at least one home was destroyed and several others were damaged after a what appears to be a...

January 24, 2019

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EF-2 tornado hits Wetumpka, severe damage reported, Alabama

An EF-2 tornado touched down in Wetumpka, Elmore County, AL around 21:44 UTC (15:44 CST) on January 19, 2019. This is about 20 km (12 miles) N of Montgomery. The tornado had a maximum width of 640 m (700 yards), 29 km (18.2 miles) long track and maximum winds...

January 21, 2019

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Rare January tornado hits Ohio's Trumbull County

An EF-1 tornado touched down just northeast of Champion Township, Ohio on January 8, 2019. While there were no injuries or fatalities, tornadoes in this part of the country during the month of January are very rare. According to data provided by the NWS, the...

January 09, 2019

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Tornado Alley shifting east

Meteorologist Dr. Harold Brooks appeared on AMHQ recently, speaking about Tornado Alley and his recent study about spatial trends in United States tornado frequency. While it's evident that tornadoes are shifting east, the reasons why this is happening are still...

December 02, 2018

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Deadly storms move through southeastern United States

Intense and damaging thunderstorms moved over the southern Plains and into the Southeast over the past couple of days, dumping heavy rain and producing strong winds and 17 reported tornadoes. At least 2 people have lost their lives, one in Texas and another in...

November 02, 2018

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NWS confirms EF-2 tornado In Crawford County, 162 people evacuated, Pennsylvania

​A confirmed EF-2 tornado touched down in Pennsylvania's Crawford County on October 2, 2018, moving east through the country near State Highway 198. Numerous homes were damaged, including the Rolling Fields Eldercare Community in Conneatuvile, about 64 km (40...

October 03, 2018

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Florence sparks historic tornado outbreak in Virginia

Tropical Cyclone "Florence" spawned multiple tornadoes near Richmond, Virginia on September 17, 2018, killing one person and injuring another. This brought the death toll caused by Florence to at least 32. Local media is describing the outbreak as...

September 18, 2018

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Extensive damage after tornado rips through Webster and Dudley, Massachusetts

The National Weather Service office in Boston confirmed two tornadoes across Windham County, Connecticut into southern Worcester County, Massachusetts which touched down on Saturday, August 4, 2018. The tornadoes occurred from the same parent thunderstorm cell. One...

August 05, 2018

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Destructive tornadoes rip through Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant, leaving 17 people injured, Iowa

At least 17 people were injured after several unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa on July 19, 2018. The tornadoes were reported in Marshalltown, Pella, Bondurant and several other places near Des Moines. Official preliminary surveys are scheduled for...

July 20, 2018

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Deadly EF-2 tornado rips through Prairie View RV Park in Watford City, North Dakota

Significant severe thunderstorms hit northwest and parts of central North Dakota late Monday, July 9 into Tuesday, July 10, 2018, producing an EF-2 tornado that ripped through the Prairie View RV Park in Watford City, McKenzie County. The storm was accompanied by...

July 11, 2018

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Rare high-elevation tornado forms at the edge of Weston Pass Fire, Colorado

A rare high-elevation tornado touched down on the edge of Weston Pass Fire in Park County, Colorado on Thursday, July 5, 2018. The National Weather Service said the tornado touched down around 13:30 MDT (19:30 UTC) south of Fairplay, central Colorado at an...

July 06, 2018

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Four injured after EF-2 tornado destroys a home near Cullman, Alabama

Four people were injured Friday evening, June 22, 2018, after an EF-2 tornado swept through parts of Cullman County in northern Alabama. It was one of those storms that drop out of a clear blue sky, Cullman County EMA director said. According to Cullman County...

June 23, 2018

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Severe thunderstorm produced two damaging tornadoes in Pennsylvania, leaving 6 injured

A severe thunderstorm moved across Pennsylvania's Luzerne County between 21:30 and 22:30 local time Wednesday, June 13, 2018, producing two damaging tornadoes. At least 6 people were injured and numerous homes and cars damaged. The first tornado touched down in...

June 15, 2018