tornado News

Severe Storms, Tornado Damage Homes, Injure 7 in Illinois

At least seven people were injured as severe thunderstorms that swept across northern Illinois spawned a tornado, damaged homes and uprooted trees. Particularly hard hit Monday night was Coal City, a community of approximately 5,000 residents about 60 miles southwest …

Nevada Tornado Damages Businesses and Homes

A tornado ripped through the Nevada town of Hawthorne on Friday afternoon, damaging homes and businesses, causing scattered power outages and temporarily shutting down a highway, authorities said. No injuries were reported. The 3:30 p.m. tornado touched down east of …

South Dakota Officials Assess Delmont-Area Tornado Damage

South Dakota and federal officials this week were assessing tornado damage to homes and businesses in Charles Mix and Douglas counties, including the town of Delmont. Officials say the preliminary assessment is the first step to determining whether aid will be made …

Louisiana Tornado Injures 3, Damages 3 Homes

A 110-mph tornado in Tickfaw, La. injured three people, damaged eight houses and uprooted hardwood trees, authorities said. The twister hit about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Tickfaw, which is about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans, according to the National …

Wyoming Tornado Reported by National Weather Service

A tornado touched down south of Torrington, Wyo. on Friday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Chad Hahn is meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. He says the tornado touched down near Yoder just before 4 …

Rail Cars Blown Off Louisiana Bridge During Severe Storms

High winds blew rail cars off the Huey P. Long Bridge and more than 200,000 homes and businesses lost power Monday morning as a line of severe thunderstorms moved across southeast Louisiana. Five rail cars carrying six to eight freight …

Small Tornado in Washington Confirmed by Weather Service

The National Weather Service confirms it was a small tornado that knocked down some trees and blew around loose objects Sunday afternoon at Gig Harbor in Washington. A Weather Service survey team determined the tornado was on the ground for …

Weather Service to Deem Tornado-Torn Arkansas County ‘Storm Ready’

The National Weather Service says it will recognize Faulkner County in Arkansas as a “StormReady” community next week. Forecasters said that with the deaths in last April’s tornado at Mayflower and Vilonia, the county now ranks fourth in tornado fatalities …

Arkansas Community Still on Mend After Fatal Twister

Seven months after a deadly tornado struck Vilonia residents and business owners are still working to rebuild the central Arkansas community. Marty Knight heads the Rebuild Vilonia committee and says recovery has been strong since the April twister struck central …

Washington City Takes Stock Of Damage Following Tornado

The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief. No one was injured in the Thursday afternoon wind blast, which …