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Tornado in Oregon Damages Small Planes

Authorities say that it was a tornado that touched down south of Portland, Ore. last week overturning small airplanes, downing power lines and damaging several glass greenhouses. National Weather Service meteorologists say the tornado touched down at the Aurora State …

Damage From Rare Utah Tornado Still Being Felt a Year Later

Damage from a rare tornado that ripped through a Utah county a year ago still lingers in the homes and minds of people who live in its path. The twister gutted 12 homes and damaged dozens more in Weber County, …

10 Oklahoma Businesses Condemned Following Tornado Damage

Ten businesses in a Tulsa shopping district were so badly damaged by a weekend tornado that they have been condemned, including the TGI Fridays and Whataburger restaurants where several people were injured, city officials said . Notices posted by city …

4 Twisters Recorded in Oklahoma, Including EF2 That Caused Heavy Damage

The National Weather Service confirmed that four tornadoes struck northeast Oklahoma, including an EF2 twister that caused heavy damage and injured at least 30 people near midtown Tulsa. On Monday, meteorologist Bart Haake said that the Tulsa tornado touched down …

Small Tornado Confirmed in Southeastern Arizona

The National Weather Service confirmed a small tornado has touched down in southeastern Arizona. Meteorologists confirmed the sighting through images on social media after issuing a tornado warning for the Picacho Peak and Red Rock areas. The landspout happened in …

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 …