tornado News

Mass. DOI Providing Claims Assistance to Revere Tornado Victims

The Massachusetts Division of Insurance (DOI) announced this week its staff will be providing ongoing assistance for Revere residents and business owners who have open claims or other concerns related to the July 28th tornado. A team of DOI staff …

Feds Offer Low-Interest Loans to Fix Mass. Tornado Damage

The federal Small Business Administration is offering low-interest loans to Massachusetts residents and businesses to repair property damage from the tornado that hit Revere on July 28. The tornado brought winds of up to 120 mph and was deemed an …

Cat Modeler’s Sharknado Model Follows Campy SyFy Sequel

Editor’s note: Wednesday night’s premier of “Sharknado 2: The Second One” on the SyFy Channel followed last year’s corny flick, which lit up Twitter with praise and insults for its camp and B-grade acting. The product placement-laden, cameo-heavy sequel pitted …

Cleanup Continues After Tornado in Revere, Massachusetts

Some residents in the coastal city of Revere, Massachusetts, remained out of their damaged homes while others continued cleaning up Tuesday after a rare tornado that struck just north of Boston. Monday’s storm hit Revere, a coastal city of about …

Tornado Causes Extensive Damage in Coastal City of Revere, Mass.

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in the coastal city of Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were …

Central Texas Home an Example of the Benefits of Building Stronger

A home in Burnet County, Texas, that was picked up and carried 100 yards by a tornado last month, was reinforced according to its owner, Trenton Ashworth. The National Weather System reported that the EF-2 tornado that hit the Texas …

South Dakota Lawmakers Seek Federal Help for Flooding and Tornado

South Dakota’s three members of Congress have asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for three counties hit last month by a tornado and flooding. In a letter to the president, Rep. Kristi Noem and Sens. Tim Johnson …

Wisconsin Tornado Caused $1M Damage To Colfax Schools

A weak tornado that struck Wisconsin last week caused more than $1 million in damage to Colfax schools and the district’s athletic complex. The Chippewa Herald reported the tornado touched down briefly twice Friday before reaching the building housing the …

Tornado Recovery in Nebraska Town Expected to Cost Tens of Millions

Nebraska officials are still tallying the cost of the tornadoes that destroyed most of the town of Pilger, but it’s expected to climb into the tens of millions. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency will send teams to the northeast Nebraska …

EF-1 Tornado Touches Down Near Indianapolis

A tornado-producing storm that hit central Indiana on June 24 damaged several homes in Indianapolis and its outskirts, downed power lines and uprooted trees, authorities said. It was one of several thunderstorms that sprang up in southwestern Indiana near Terre …