tornadoes News

Michigan Hit with Damaging Winds, Tornados, Flooding

A series of severe thunderstorms that pushed damaging winds and tornados into several parts of Michigan on Monday and Tuesday wrecked homes and knocked out power to thousands of people, officials said. From Monday afternoon through early Tuesday, the National …

May U.S. Storm, Tornado Claims over $1Bn: Aon Benfield/Impact Forecasting

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, has released its latest Global Catastrophe Recap report for the month of May. The report highlights the “powerful thunderstorms” that caused “major flooding across the U.S. states of Texas and Oklahoma during …

Federal Aid Sought for 13 More Oklahoma Counties

Gov. Mary Fallin is seeking federal disaster funds for 13 more Oklahoma counties to help repair damage following flooding, tornadoes and severe storms in May. Fallin’s earlier request for federal aid has already been approved for individuals and business owners …

Texas Pounded by Weather Extremes in May

Even though it means the commencement of hurricane season, weather-beleaguered Texans are likely pleased that May 2015 has come and gone. Texas was pelted during the month of May with all kinds of violent and deadly weather, including hail storms, …

Obama Signs Oklahoma Disaster Declaration

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for areas of Oklahoma affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in early May. The declaration signed on May 26 makes federal funding available to individuals whose property was damaged …

Deadly Storms Leave Devastation Behind in South Central States

Massive storm systems that pushed through the South Central United States and northern Mexico over the Memorial Day weekend have left behind a path of devastation and destruction. A tornado raged through a Mexico border city shortly after daybreak on …

Oklahoma Governor Seeks Federal Disaster Assistance Following Tornadoes

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has requested federal disaster assistance for Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma counties following tornadoes, severe storms and flooding in recent weeks. Fallin sent a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday that says Oklahoma’s latest round of severe …

Tornadoes Strike North Texas, Some Damage Reported

Tornadoes roared across North Texas, spreading widespread damage but leaving no immediate reports of injuries. What storm spotters reported as at least one tornado inflicted heavy damage late Tuesday night to houses and apartment buildings in the Runaway Bay and …

Disasters Declared in Arkansas, Texas Following Severe Weather

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in counties hit in recent days by severe weather that’s included tornadoes, thunderstorms and heavy rains that brought flooding. Likewise, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a disaster proclamation for 10 …

NWS Confirms at Least 8 Twisters Touched Down in Texas

A band of tornadoes that swept across parts of rural Texas over the weekend flattened buildings, tore the roofs off other structures and forced people to rush for shelter, the National Weather Service said. National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Bishop …