Storms bring tornadoes, floods, power outages across the US

U.S. 06/20/19, 13:04

Potent thunderstorms have been blamed for one death and left more than 200,000 people without power across the southern United States — and fierce winds were expected to wallop parts of several states as new storms form Thursday, forecasters said. Fallen trees ripped down power lines and crashed into buildings along ...

Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in central Indiana

U.S. 06/17/19, 13:19

The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes struck Indiana, damaging a school and other buildings and downing trees.It says three EF2 tornadoes with winds up to 130 mph (210 kph) struck Greene, Monroe and Rush counties during Saturday's outbreak and an EF-1 tornado with winds reaching 100 mph ...

President Trump declares major disaster, orders federal aids in Oklahoma

U.S. 06/03/19, 08:08

A major disaster is taking place in Oklahoma where severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding has devastated the state since early May and continues, the White House cited a declaration by President Donald Trump on June 2. With the disaster declaration, President Trump ordered federal funding be made available to ...

At least 6 tornadoes confirmed in Texas

U.S. 05/30/19, 17:45

Forecasters say at least six tornadoes hit parts of north and east Texas in a storm system that damaged dozens of homes and left one person hurt.The National Weather Service in Fort Worth on Thursday confirmed twisters struck Wednesday in northern Fort Worth with winds estimated at about 90 mph ...

Tornado warning? In East, storm season brings bewilderment

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:04

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 coverage by television and radio stations.Marie Raffay was at a high school sports award banquet in Stanhope on Tuesday night ...

2 tornadoes confirmed in Texas storms, structures damaged

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:56

Forecasters say at least two tornadoes hit parts of north and east Texas in a storm system that damaged dozens of homes and left one person hurt.The National Weather Service has confirmed twisters struck Wednesday in the Heritage Trace subdivision of Fort Worth and also in Canton, 55 miles (88 ...

Busy tornado season catches naive Easterners off guard

U.S. 05/30/19, 11:51

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 coverage by television and radio stations.Marie Raffay was at a high school athletic awards banquet in Stanhope on Tuesday night ...

Update: Downed trees stop New York-Pittsburgh train

New York 05/29/19, 16:41

The Latest on severe weather in Pennsylvania (all times local):5:30 p.m.An Amtrak train from New York to Pittsburgh is stopped in central Pennsylvania because trees are down along its route.Business owners and workers assess flood damage as they to start cleanup, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Harmony, Pa. More storms ...

Tens of thousands remain without power, water in Ohio

U.S. 05/29/19, 09:58

The Latest on the aftermath of tornadoes in Ohio (all times local):10:55 a.m.Tens of thousands of people remain without power and water in the Dayton, Ohio, area in the aftermath of severe Memorial Day weather that spawned building-wrecking tornadoes across Indiana and Ohio.A family ducks under power lines as they ...

Tornadoes ravage Kansas City area in latest spasm of storms

New York 05/29/19, 02:29

A vicious storm tore through the Kansas City area, spawning tornadoes that downed trees and power lines, damaged homes, and injured at least a dozen people in the latest barrage of severe weather that saw tornado warnings as far east as New York City. Parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey were ...

Heeded alarms may have limited deaths in Ohio tornadoes

U.S. 05/29/19, 00:46

Strong Memorial Day tornadoes that spun through Ohio and Indiana smashed homes and businesses and sent thousands of people cowering in basements and closets, but just a single death was reported in the aftermath of the destructive storms.Hospitals reported that as many as 130 people were injured after the tornadoes ...

Update: Man hid under mattress to survive Kansas tornado

U.S. 05/28/19, 21:57

The Latest on tornadoes in the Midwest and Plains states (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A least a dozen homes have been destroyed or damaged in Linwood, Kansas, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports that 48-year-old Mark Duffin learned from his wife and a television ...

After several quiet years, tornadoes erupt in United States

U.S. 05/28/19, 20:03

After several quiet years, the United States was threatening to break a major record for tornado activity this week as a volatile mix of warm, moist air from the Southeast and persistent cold from the Rockies clashed and stalled over the Midwest.On Monday, the U.S. tied its current record of ...

Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

U.S. 05/26/19, 17:15

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 a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities said Sunday. The first tornado touched down in El ...

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

U.S. 05/24/19, 01:48

An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service confirmed that a large and destructive twister moved over ...

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