tornado News

FEMA Assessing Tornado Damage in Connecticut

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials on Monday began assessing damage from a tornado and a macroburst that hit Connecticut during severe storms last month, a process that could lead to federal aid. Officials reviewed damage from an EF1 tornado with …

Weather Services Confirms Wyoming Tornado

A tornado that tore across the prairie was about as big as they get in Wyoming. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in a rural part of the state, and estimates the twister’s winds reached 150 mph and its …

Weather Service: Possible Tornado Touched Down in North-Central Oklahoma

The National Weather Service in Tulsa says a possible tornado touched down in north-central Oklahoma. Meteorologist Joe Sellars says the potential twister was only on the ground briefly Saturday afternoon between the towns of Fairfax and Ralston, west of Pawhuska, …

$2.1M in Funding For Montana Town’s Tornado Recovery Efforts

Montana officials say they have secured $2.1 million in federal disaster aid for ongoing cleanup efforts in the town of Baker where a tornado tore up homes, leaving a lake covered in hundreds of tons of debris. The Billings Gazette …

Tornado in Oregon Damages Small Planes

Authorities say that it was a tornado that touched down south of Portland, Ore. last week overturning small airplanes, downing power lines and damaging several glass greenhouses. National Weather Service meteorologists say the tornado touched down at the Aurora State …

Damage From Rare Utah Tornado Still Being Felt a Year Later

Damage from a rare tornado that ripped through a Utah county a year ago still lingers in the homes and minds of people who live in its path. The twister gutted 12 homes and damaged dozens more in Weber County, …

10 Oklahoma Businesses Condemned Following Tornado Damage

Ten businesses in a Tulsa shopping district were so badly damaged by a weekend tornado that they have been condemned, including the TGI Fridays and Whataburger restaurants where several people were injured, city officials said . Notices posted by city …

4 Twisters Recorded in Oklahoma, Including EF2 That Caused Heavy Damage

The National Weather Service confirmed that four tornadoes struck northeast Oklahoma, including an EF2 twister that caused heavy damage and injured at least 30 people near midtown Tulsa. On Monday, meteorologist Bart Haake said that the Tulsa tornado touched down …

Small Tornado Confirmed in Southeastern Arizona

The National Weather Service confirmed a small tornado has touched down in southeastern Arizona. Meteorologists confirmed the sighting through images on social media after issuing a tornado warning for the Picacho Peak and Red Rock areas. The landspout happened in …

Nationwide Says Extreme Weather Brings Bigger Claims, Need for Disaster Plans

More extreme weather has led to more extreme insurance claims in the U.S. over the past few years. In a review of more than 100,000 commercial catastrophe claims during a 10-year period, Mark A. Anderson, a claims executive at Nationwide …