National Weather Service News

Heavy Rains Cause Flooded Streets in South Florida

South Florida streets flooded Tuesday following several days of heavy rains and thunderstorms. The National Weather Service in Miami issued flash flood warnings in parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties that were set to last into the night. Tuesday morning …

Strong Storms Knock Out Power for 100K in Tennessee

Storms with high winds swept through Tennessee knocking down trees and power lines, causing one death and leaving more than 100,000 customers without power, officials said. The storms Sunday caused one of the largest power outages on record in Nashville, …

EF-2 Tornado Caused Significant Damage in Western South Carolina

The National Weather Service said Sunday that a tornado touched down Saturday night in northwestern South Carolina. The EF-2 tornado at Greenville reached its “peak intensity” of 115 mph (185 kph). It created significant damage in Greenville County, with trees …

South Carolina: Hurricane Response Plan a ‘Good Question’ Amid Virus Outbreak

With hurricane season less than two months away, officials in South Carolina said they don’t yet have a good plan in place if a storm hits during the coronavirus outbreak, particularly for people potentially displaced from their homes in the …

More Storms Hit South, Tornadoes Threaten Region

High winds, hail and heavy rain pounded parts of Alabama on Sunday, as forecasters warned residents to brace for possible tornadoes and flooding later in the day across a wide swatch of the southern United States. More than 24,000 customers …

Mississippi Disaster Declaration Approved for Easter Storms

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Mississippi for strong storms that struck the state on Sunday, April 12, including several tornadoes. The storms swept through several states from Texas to Maryland on Sunday and Monday, killing at …

Deadly Storm Buffets New York and East Coast After Lashing South

A powerful storm that unleashed deadly tornadoes across the South was expected to shake trees and snap power lines in New York and other cities along the U.S. East Coast. Rainy gusts of up to 60 miles per hour were …

Alabama Neighborhood Slammed by Twister During Virus Quarantine

An apparent tornado slammed into an Alabama neighborhood, shattering more than a dozen homes Tuesday while people were hunkered down inside because of the coronavirus outbreak, as storms caused damage from Mississippi to Georgia. Near the Alabama-Georgia line in Eufaula, …

National Weather Service Confirms EF-2 Tornado Struck Kentucky

A tornado hit Henderson County over the weekend, damaging homes and downing trees and electrical poles, but no injuries were reported, according to The Gleaner. On Sunday, the National Weather Service office in Paducah confirmed that a tornado hit Henderson …

Suspected Tornado Causes Damage Along Mississippi-Alabama Line

Teresa Hazelwood stopped by a Dollar General store in northern Mississippi to get some chips, and soon found herself riding out a suspected tornado in the parking lot and felt it lifting her car. She gripped the steering wheel and …