tornado News

Slow Recovery From Bama Twister Could be Harbinger for Hurricane-Prone South

There’s not much in Greene County, a place that stands out even in impoverished west Alabama for its neediness. So the April tornado that settled down upon a housing community full of seniors and low-income families felt like a particularly …

Amazon Accused of Obstructing House Probe of Deadly Tornado

Amazon.com Inc. is obstructing a congressional investigation of a deadly December tornado by failing to provide documents about emergency preparedness and communications with workers during the storm, according to a letter from US lawmakers. The House Oversight Committee in March …

Amazon Urged to Review Emergency Plans in Wake of Deadly Tornado

Amazon.com Inc. should better prepare workers for extreme weather events, according to federal regulators who investigated a deadly tornado strike on a company warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois. The storm ripped through the facility in December, killing six workers and injuring …

March U.S. Tornado Activity Likely to Set Record

It appears there were more tornadoes across the U.S. this year in the month of March than ever before – possibly by a large margin. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center, there …

Lawmakers Probing Amazon Labor Practices Following Illinois Tornado Deaths

The U.S. House Oversight Committee is opening an investigation into Amazon.com’s labor practices during extreme weather events, following the death of six workers during a swarm of tornados last year. In a letter addressed to Amazon Chief Executive Andy Jassy …

One Dead, One Unaccounted for After Maryland Apartment Complex Floods

The National Weather Service tentatively confirmed the touchdown of a tornado in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County early Wednesday afternoon as the remnants of Hurricane Ida moved across the state. Meteorologist Ray Martin said there have been reports of damage in …

Weather Service Confirms Second Tornado in Delaware

The National Weather Service has confirmed a second tornado touched down in Delaware during storms earlier this week. The weather service’s office in Mount Holly, New Jersey, announced details from a survey of storm damage late Friday, confirming the second …

Claudette Heads to Sea Leaving Wake of Damage Across Southeast

Claudette regained tropical storm status and headed out to sea from the North Carolina coast Monday, less than two days after the system killed 14 people in Alabama, including nine children who died in a highway crash. Eight of the …

Colorado Tornado Damaged Home, Downed Power Lines

A tornado that touched down in a largely rural area of northern Colorado on Monday damaged at least one home and brought down power poles and lines, authorities said. No injuries were reported. One home was damaged in a fire …

Tornado That Struck Chesapeake Bay’s Western Shore Damaged Houses

A tornado that struck Virginia’s Northumberland County near the Chesapeake Bay destroyed one home and severely damaged a few others. But no one was injured, according to weather service officials. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff Orrock said the tornado struck …