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Massachusetts Governor to Seek Disaster Declaration for Cape Cod Tornado

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says he’ll seek a federal disaster declaration to support cleanup and recovery efforts on Cape Cod after a tornado and high winds caused extensive damage and knocked out power to tens of thousands. The Republican on …

Officials Assess Damage After Tornado Confirmed in Maryland

The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in Howard County, Maryland. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that weather service meteorologists plan to survey the area to assess the damage. There were reports of downed trees and damage to …

Fire Warning Issued for Southern New England Due to Winds, Dry Conditions

A combination of strong winds and dry conditions are prompting officials to warn about the danger of wildfires in southern New England. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for all of southern New England through 8 p.m. …

High Winds Down Trees, Power Lines, Cut Power to Thousands in Pennsylvania

High winds have been bringing down trees and power lines in western Pennsylvania, leaving tens of thousands of utility customers without power. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning covering many areas of the commonwealth into Monday with …

Weather Service Confirms Several Tornadoes Hit Northeast Mississippi

The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes hit northeast Mississippi last week. A preliminary survey Nov. 6 showed a twister with top winds of 115 mph (185 kph) struck in Pontotoc County. The tornado, rated EF-2 on the enhanced …

Weather-Related Building Collapse at Maryland Amazon Distribution Warehouse

The fire department says one person is dead and another was unaccounted for after a weather-related building collapse at an Amazon distribution warehouse on Baltimore’s southeast side, the Baltimore Sun reports. Chief Roman Clark tells the Sun that a 50-foot …

Remnants of Florence Spawned Six Tornadoes in Virginia

The National Weather Service has confirmed that the remnants of Hurricane Florence spawned a total of six tornadoes in Virginia earlier this week. Five of the tornadoes on Monday were spread across the Richmond metro area. A sixth tornado hit …

Two Counties Declare Disaster After Pennsylvania Flooding

State emergency officials are working with local authorities to help with recovery from flash flooding in south-central Pennsylvania that led to water rescues and evacuations and prompted two counties to issue disaster declarations, Governor Tom Wolf said. “…Pennsylvania experienced significant …

Sixth Tornado of the Year Confirmed in Pennsylvania

Weather officials say a tornado touched down in western Pennsylvania, but no injuries were reported. The National Weather Service office in Pittsburgh says Tuesday’s EF-1 tornado was confirmed in Jefferson County just south of Brockway packing winds of 85 to …

Flash Flooding Closes Roads, Damages Homes in Central New York

Home and business owners in New York’s Finger Lakes region were dealing with flooded basements after heavy rains caused flash flooding that inundated roads in several towns Tuesday. A state of emergency was declared in at least one county. The …