tornado News

Oregon Coast Tornado Confirmed, Caused Minor Damage

A tornado caused some minor damage to homes in Manzanita, Ore., on Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service confirmed. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Tillamook County Emergency Manager Gordon McCraw said the county got reports a little after 11 a.m. about …

7 Confirmed Tornadoes in Phoenix Metro Area Last Year

The National Weather Service reports there were seven confirmed tornadoes in Arizona’s Maricopa and Pinal counties last year, the most in nearly five decades. Meteorologists say last year’s total is second only to the 10 confirmed tornadoes that hit the …

Washington Tornado Uprooted Trees, Sending Them into Homes

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down near Shelton, Wash. The tornado his on Friday night, with had winds up to 100 mph. The tornado started on land and traveled more than a half mile before moving over …

Tornado Touched Down Near Portland, NWS Confirms

A storm cell that passed over Portland, Ore., prompted two tornado warnings after trained storm spotters saw funnel clouds north and south of the Columbia River. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that forecasters said the Sunday evening storm that created the funnel …

Twister in Iowa Had Winds of 150 MPH, Weather Service Reports

The National Weather Service says the tornado that damaged or destroyed several buildings in rural Warren County was rated at EF3, with peak winds of 150 mph. It touched down near Lacona a little before 6 a.m. Tuesday and ran …

May Tornadoes Losses Among Highest Insured Losses in Ohio History

Insured losses from Memorial Day tornadoes that ravaged parts of Ohio will be among the largest in the state’s history. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio Insurance Institute data puts the total insured losses from the storms between $465 million and …

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 …

High Winds, Tornado Rip Off Cape Cod Hotel Roof, Lead to Power Outages

High winds and one radar-confirmed tornado ripped off a hotel roof, downed trees that blocked roads, and knocked out power to thousands on Cape Cod on Tuesday during the peak of tourist season. A tornado struck Yarmouth just after noon, …

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 …

New Mexico Tornado Destroyed 10 Homes, Inured 5

A tornado that ripped roofs from buildings and injured five people in a tiny New Mexico town left a trail of debris, authorities reported. The tornado touched down outside of Dexter last week on Tuesday evening before quickly barreling into …