tornado News

Nationwide Says Extreme Weather Brings Bigger Claims, Need for Disaster Plans

More extreme weather has led to more extreme insurance claims in the U.S. over the past few years. In a review of more than 100,000 commercial catastrophe claims during a 10-year period, Mark A. Anderson, a claims executive at Nationwide …

Flooding and Damaging Wind Were Most Destructive Natural Hazards in 2016

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Annual Summary from CoreLogic Details 2016 Natural Hazard Events CoreLogic® analyzes and evaluates the number and severity of natural hazard events that occurred across the U.S. annually in its Natural …

Intense Storms, Flooding Wallop California

The tail end of a punishing winter storm system lashed California with thunderstorms and severe winds Monday after breaking rainfall records, washing out roads and whipping up enormous waves. At least four people died and several others were rescued from …

Tornado That Touched Down in California Not So Rare

The latest storm to wallop Northern California whipped up a small tornado that downed trees and fences near Sacramento. Here’s what you need to know about twisters in California, which occur regularly but in limited numbers and force. The twister …

Families Remember Deadly North Texas Tornado

Kenneth and Natasha Briggs and their four children had avoided the area near the Bush Turnpike and Interstate 30 in spite of, and because of, what it had done to form their family. This week, however, Natasha sat front and …

Western Kansas Saw 3 Brief Tornadoes Seen On Christmas Day

Three tornadoes were reported in Kansas on Christmas Day, causing some damage but no injuries, the National Weather Service confirmed. The Dodge City office of the weather service said the first tornado was reported six miles southeast of Bucklin Sunday …

Volunteers in Oregon Gather to Assess Damage from Tornado on Coast

Volunteers who worked to keep residents safe when a tornado ripped through a coastal Oregon town are now assessing the damage. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that no one was hurt or killed by the tornado that ripped through Manzanita late last …

Weather Service: Tornado, Rain Walloped Pacific Northwest

A tornado struck an Oregon beach town, sending debris flying and toppling power lines and trees as strong winds and heavy rain walloped the Pacific Northwest over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Thousands of people were without …

Weather Service: Tornados Touch Down Hundreds of Miles Apart in Utah

Two tornados touched down hundreds of miles apart in Utah, damaging about two dozen buildings and knocking out power to thousands of people, the National Weather Service Confirmed. The severe weather on Thursday also flooded streets and dropped golf-ball-sized hail …

More than 60 Mature Trees Indiana Park Uprooted by Tornado

A Kokomo, Ind. official says more than 60 mature trees at the city’s Highland park were uprooted during last week’s tornado. Parks and Recreation Superintendent Randy Morris told the Kokomo Tribune most of the trees were more than 100 years …