tornado News

Tornadoes Survival Tips from Texas to Nebraska

Storms swept through the nation’s midsection Monday, spawning numerous tornadoes. While tornadoes can form any time weather conditions are right, the area from Texas to Nebraska typically sees tornadoes between April and June. Here are some items from the nation’s …

Storm Shelter Construction Begins on 1st of 20 Schools in City in Oklahoma

Construction is underway at the first of 20 Tulsa, Okla.-area schools that will receive new classroom or library additions to double as storm shelters. The Tulsa World reported that a $415 million bond package that Tulsa voters approved of in …

South Dakota City Set to Observe Tornado Anniversary

A full day of activities is planned in Delmont, S.D. on Tuesday to observe the one-year anniversary of the tornado that damaged the city. On the morning of May 10, 2015, an EF-2 tornado struck the city and damaged or …

$330K In Tornado Damage in Oklahoma County: Assessor

The Oklahoma County Assessor’s Office says a tornado that hit parts of Oklahoma County last week caused more than $330,000 in damage. The assessor’s office said Friday that it surveyed damage at five properties. One home was destroyed, while the …

Weather Service Confirms Weak Tornado Stuck Western Indiana

The National Weather Service confirmed this week that a tornado touched down briefly in western Indiana on Sunday. The weather service rated the tornado as an EF-0, estimating it had peak winds of 70 mph. The weather service said the tornado …

Louisiana Tornado Confirmed by Weather Service

The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado hit rural parts of northern St. Landry Parish and southern Avoyelles Parish in Louisiana on Saturday. Forecaster Jonathan Brazzell said Sunday that the Weather Service estimates the twister that traveled between Big …

Weather Service Confirms Arkansas Tornado

The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down earlier this week in Dermott, Ark. about 115 miles southeast of Little Rock near the Mississippi border. Meteorologist Anna Wolverton at the weather service’s office in Jackson, Mississippi, says a survey …

North Texas Slammed by Storms: Homes Damaged, School Bus Stranded

A severe thunderstorm, possibly a tornado, damaged at least seven homes scattered over a rural area of North Texas. The storm roared through the area between Weatherford and Mineral Wells about 6:15 p.m. Monday at a time when National Weather …

Storms Kill 2 in Louisiana; Governor Declares State of Emergency

A deadly tornado-spawning storm system swept across the Gulf Coast on Monday and Tuesday, killing at least three people in Louisiana and Mississippi. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in nine parishes as a result of the severe weather on Feb. 23. …

Construction on Public Safe Rooms Around Joplin Nearly Complete

Thousands of students and residents in the Joplin area will have shelter during the upcoming severe weather season thanks to the construction of safe rooms that began after the deadly May 2011 tornado. The Joplin Globe reported ocal school districts …