tornado News

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 …

Record Western Wildfires a Contrast in Otherwise Quiet Year for U.S. Natural Disasters

It was a relatively quiet year for natural disasters – except for those living in the Western U.S. Property data provider CoreLogic today released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. The report shows “a continued trend of fewer …

Weather Service: Tornado Hit Southern California in Last Week’s El Niño Storms

The National Weather Service says a small tornado touched down in Ventura County, Calif. during last week’s powerful El Niño-driven storms. Meteorologists conducting a storms survey determined the tornado swept through a half-mile swath of Fillmore during the morning of …

Tennessee Records 19 Tornadoes in 2015

Weather officials say 19 tornadoes touched down in Tennessee last year, marking the state’s lowest total since 2007. The National Weather Service said one tornado struck the state in April and two touched down in May of 2015. A record-setting …

Tornado Touched Down in Western Ohio: Weather Service

The National Weather Service has that confirmed a rare December tornado touched down in western Ohio. The weather service says the tornado had an estimated maximum wind speed of 65 mph and did not cause any injuries. The Dayton Daily …

Texas Storms That Spawned Tornadoes Kill at Least 11

Tornadoes that swept through the Dallas, Texas area caused substantial damage and at least 11 people died either from the storm or related traffic accidents and dozens of people were injured. It’s the latest of a succession of freakish winter-weather …

Weather Service Confirms Tornado Struck North Dakota City

The National Weather Service has confirmed that storm damage in Tolna, N.D. was caused by a tornado. The tornado last week was rated an EF-1, with an estimated peak wind speed of 110 mph. It was on the ground for …