tornadoes News

North Texas Region Pummeled by Large Hail, Tornadoes

Storms carrying large hail and damaging winds, including tornadoes, caused severe damage to parts of North Texas, officials said on May 23. The town of Bowie, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth, was hit hard by one …

April’s Killer Tornadoes Cost Insurers Billions in Claims: Aon Report

Extensive severe weather events in the United States during April cost insurers billions of dollars, according to the latest edition of Aon’s Global Catastrophe Recap report. There were 14 killer tornadoes in the U.S. in April – the fifth-most in …

300 Homes, Buildings Damaged by Tornadoes in Louisiana

Though tornadoes were reported in Arkansas, Lousiana and Texas over the Easter weekend, in the South Central region, northern Louisiana bore the brunt of the storm system that swept across the South on Sunday. The weather service reported multiple tornadoes …

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 …

IBHS Chief Wright Urges Congress to Consider Tax Credits for Climate Resilience

Roy E. Wright, CEO and president of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, wants Congress to consider financing resilience. The IBHS chief testified during a recent appearance before the House Ways and Means Committee that severe weather events …

Damage to Homes, Large Hail Reported in Pennsylvania After Severe Storms

Severe storms swept through Pennsylvania and several tornadoes were reported, causing damage to some homes but no immediate reports of injuries. Emergency dispatchers in eastern Pennsylvania’s Berks and Chester county reported roof damage and some partial collapses in Caernarvon Township, …

8 Tornadoes, Hail Hit Colorado’s Northeastern Plains

Severe thunderstorms produced eight weak tornadoes over Colorado’s northeastern plains while snow fell in parts of the mountains on the unofficial start of summer. The National Weather Service says no damage was reported from Monday’s twisters. However, the storms that …

At Least 3 Dead in Central U.S. Storms

A flooded Oklahoma was deluged once again on Wednesday following days of severe weather that’s blamed for at least three deaths after also battering Iowa, Kansas and Missouri, “The biggest concern is more rain. I mean, there’s more rain in …

Severe Weather Season is Here

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Severe convective storms—the group name given to tornadoes, hail, and straight-line winds—are among the most common and damage-inducing natural catastrophes in the United States, frequently topping the lists of annual …

Despite Improved Tornado Forecasting, Deaths Continue

Sometimes in forecasting tornadoes, you can get everything technically right, and yet it all goes horribly wrong. Three days before the killer Alabama tornado struck, government severe-storm meteorologists cautioned that conditions could be ripe for twisters in the Southeast on …