One killed as tornado hits south Texas near the Gulf coast, damaging dozens of homesMay 14, 2023 GMT
LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) — One person was killed and a curfew was imposed after a powerful tornado tore through a community near the southern tip of Texas before dawn Saturday, damaging dozens of residences and knocking down power lines, authorities said.
Storms in parts of the southern Plains produced about two dozen small tornadoes but no reports of deaths or injuries, according to the National Weather Service, and more severe weather is possible Friday.
Mississippi death toll from March tornado climbs to 22May 5, 2023 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A person has died after being hospitalized for injuries suffered during a vicious tornado that tore through Mississippi on March 24, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday.
Tornadoes in Virginia and Florida, flooding in other statesMay 2, 2023 GMT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A rare and powerful tornado sent residents of a coastal city in Virginia fleeing for cover over the weekend as it peeled roofs from buildings and pushed homes from their foundations.
Tornado flips cars, damages homes in coastal Florida cityMay 1, 2023 GMT
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A tornado touched down in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on Saturday as a powerful storm system brought intense rain and powerful winds to the state, overturning cars, damaging homes and snapping tree branches.
Tornado damages building in upstate New YorkApril 23, 2023 GMT
ROSCOE, N.Y. (AP) — A tornado tore through a largely rural area northwest of New York City, damaging several buildings but causing no known injuries, officials said Sunday.
A National Weather Service storm survey team confirmed that a tornado formed Saturday night between the hamlets of Roscoe and Callicoon Center, which are about 7 miles (11 kilometers) apart in Sullivan County.
Rare big tornado near Myanmar capital kills 8April 22, 2023 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — A tornado that tore through two villages in central Myanmar near the capital Naypyitaw killed eight people and destroyed more than 200 houses, a rescue worker said Saturday.
The tornado hit Aung Myin Kone and Tadau villages on Naypyitaw’s southern outskirts at around 6:10 p.m.
‘The damage is unbelievable:’ Tornadoes kill 3 in OklahomaApril 21, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Crews scrambled Thursday to restore power to thousands of residents after tornadoes plowed through Oklahoma during another deadly spring storm in the U.S., killing at least three people and damaging dozens of homes.
Insurance losses from Mississippi tornado nearing $100MApril 18, 2023 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Insurance losses from the March tornado that carved a path of destruction through parts of Mississippi are approaching $100 million, and uninsured losses will likely exceed that number, the state insurance department announced Tuesday.
2 tornadoes confirmed in Georgia towns of Cordele, CochranApril 14, 2023 GMT
CORDELE, Ga. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirmed two weak tornadoes touched down Thursday in middle Georgia.
No one was reported injured in either storm.
A tornado with top winds of 90 mph (145 kph) touched down on the southeast edge of Cordele.
Mississippi city faces tough road rebuilding after tornadoApril 14, 2023 GMT
ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — The scent of the Mississippi Delta's soil took hold of Charlie Weissinger's psyche at an early age, and he has chased it ever since.
Weissinger, 37, works at a bank to support his farming addiction in Rolling Fork, where his family has grown cotton, corn, soybeans, rice or wheat since 1902.
Teenagers in love among 5 lives lost in Missouri tornadoApril 7, 2023 GMT
Two teenagers in love. A retiree who would “give you the shirt off his back.” A woman with a fondness for her dog, and pigs. A young man who was the “life of the party.”
Those were the lives lost in the early-morning darkness Wednesday when a killer tornado tore through a remote village in a hilly area of southeastern Missouri.
3 tornadoes, 1 death confirmed around Louisville, KentuckyApril 6, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The National Weather Service said Thursday it was surveying damage from three EF-1 tornadoes that touched down in Kentucky.
According to preliminary information, tornadoes hit the Pleasure Ridge Park and Newburg sections of Louisville on Wednesday evening, meteorologist Brian Neudorff said.
Was your home damaged in a tornado? Here’s what to do nextApril 6, 2023 GMT
Deadly storms in the past two weeks have unleashed dozens of tornadoes in the United States, mainly in the South and Midwest, killing at least 63 people and damaging or destroying hundreds of homes.
Missouri tornado kills 5 in latest wave of severe weatherApril 6, 2023 GMT
GLEN ALLEN, Mo. (AP) — A tornado ripped through southeastern Missouri before dawn on Wednesday, killing five people and causing widespread destruction as the third in a series of deadly massive storms over the past two weeks struck the nation's heartland.
Severe storms including hail, tornadoes hit Midwest, SouthApril 5, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — People still sorting through the wreckage of their homes after a weekend of deadly weather braced for another wave of strong storms that began rolling into parts of the Midwest and South on Tuesday evening.
More severe weather forecast for battered South, MidwestApril 3, 2023 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While residents across parts of the South and Midwest pummeled by deadly storms and wildfires sifted through the wreckage of their homes Monday, forecasters warned of more severe weather and fire danger in the days ahead across much of the same region.
32 dead as tornadoes torment from Arkansas to DelawareApril 2, 2023 GMT
WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — Residents across a wide swath of the U.S. raced Sunday to assess the destruction from fierce storms that spawned possibly dozens of tornadoes from the South and the Midwest into the Northeast, killing at least 32 people.
At least 26 dead after tornadoes rake US Midwest, SouthApril 2, 2023 GMT
WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — Storms that dropped possibly dozens of tornadoes killed at least 26 people in small towns and big cities across the South and Midwest, tearing a path through the Arkansas capital, collapsing the roof of a packed concert venue in Illinois and stunning people throughout the region Saturday with the damage's scope.
Tornado survivors recount flying debris, destroyed buildingsApril 2, 2023 GMT
WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — With tornadoes hitting the Midwest and the South this weekend, some survivors said they emerged from their homes to find buildings ripped apart, vehicles tossed around like toys, shattered glass and felled trees.
Storms strike Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana; 7 reported deadApril 1, 2023 GMT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A monster storm system tore through the South and Midwest on Friday, spawning deadly weather including tornadoes that shredded homes and shopping centers in Arkansas, collapsed a theater roof during a heavy metal concert in Illinois and made a fatal sweep into rural Indiana.
Dangerous storms, tornadoes may target Midwest, SouthMarch 29, 2023 GMT
A seemingly relentless series of severe storms, likely with deadly tornadoes, are forecast to rip across parts of America’s Midwest and South over the next couple weeks, especially Friday, meteorologists said.
Daughter: Mississippi tornado victim was ‘beautiful soul’March 29, 2023 GMT
ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — With her sister behind the wheel, Queen'terica Jones rushed across the flat Mississippi Delta as a powerful tornado bore down on their mother's home.
Mississippi tornado victims wonder, ‘How can we rebuild?’March 29, 2023 GMT
ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — The tornado that collapsed the roof and two walls of Jermaine Wells’ Mississippi home also hurled a massive tractor tire that landed near him in the living room as his wife huddled in the laundry room.
Tornado-spawning storms may get worse due to warmingMarch 28, 2023 GMT
America will probably get more killer tornado- and hail-spawning supercells as the world warms, according to a new study that also warns the lethal storms will edge eastward to strike more frequently in the more populous Southern states, like Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Daunting recovery underway in tornado-devastated MississippiMarch 27, 2023 GMT
Churches provide solace in tornado-ravaged Mississippi DeltaMarch 26, 2023 GMT
ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — As a deadly tornado tore through the lower Mississippi Delta, the Rev. Mary Stewart clung to a door in the hallway of her Rolling Fork home, shielding herself from the branches and chunks of debris that came flying through her shattered windows.
‘There’s nothing left’: Deep South tornadoes kill 26March 26, 2023 GMT
ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — Rescuers raced Saturday to search for survivors and help hundreds of people left homeless after a powerful tornado cut a devastating path through Mississippi, killing at least 25 people, injuring dozens, and flattening entire blocks as it carved a path of destruction for more than an hour.
After tornado, harrowing tales of survival in MississippiMarch 26, 2023 GMT
SILVER CITY, Miss. (AP) — Nothing remained of William Barnes’ home in the tiny western Mississippi town of Silver City after a killer tornado tore it off its foundations. He stood in disbelief Saturday as he surveyed the lot where he'd lived for 20 years, twisted debris of cinder blocks and mangled wood siding scattered across where his home once stood.
Tornadoes deadliest in Mississippi since 2011March 25, 2023 GMT
With at least 25 people dead in Mississippi, tornadoes that ravaged parts of the Deep South overnight were the deadliest in the state in more than a decade, according to National Weather Service records.
Rare tornado near Los Angeles rips building roofs; 1 injuredMarch 23, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare tornado touched down in a Los Angeles suburb, ripping roofs off a line of commercial buildings and sending the debris twisting into the sky and across a city block, injuring one person.
La Nina is gone. These were the deadly storms during its runMarch 10, 2023 GMT
La Nina seemed to treat Louisiana and the rest of the Southeast United States like a punching bag. Its three-year barrage of body blows has come to an end, but left behind a lot of scars from hurricanes and tornadoes among other weather disasters.
Storms roll east after slamming South; 10 deaths reportedMarch 4, 2023 GMT
A large storm system took aim at the Northeast on Friday, threatening heavy snow and coastal flooding after heavy winds and possible tornadoes damaged homes and buildings, left thousands without power and caused 10 deaths in a wide swath of the South and Midwest.
Tornadoes, power outages as storm crosses Texas, LouisianaMarch 3, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Tornadoes touched down in Texas and Louisiana as a powerful storm system that dumped heavy snow in California pushed through the Southern Plains and into the Deep South on Thursday, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights into and out of the Dallas-area.
Biden to visit Selma, Ala. for voting rights anniversaryFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to Alabama on Sunday to mark the 58th anniversary of a landmark event of the civil rights movement.
Biden will speak in Selma for the annual remembrance of “Bloody Sunday,” the day in 1965 that white police beat Black civil rights marchers as they attempted to cross the city's Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Winds shred Southern Plains; California set to get more snowFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Parts of the Southern Plains counted the injured and surveyed the damage Monday after tornadoes and other powerful winds swept through, killing at least one person in Oklahoma, while some Michigan residents faced a fifth consecutive day without power following last week’s ice storm.
Storms ravage central New Jersey after rare tornado warningFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
After a rare tornado warning was issued Tuesday, a strong line of thunderstorms ripped through central New Jersey with powerful winds that caused many trees to be ripped out of the ground in Pennington and West Windsor.
Historic civil rights city faces long recovery from tornadoFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — In a Selma neighborhood — a few blocks from the starting point of the 1965 voting rights marches — the path of a January tornado remains clear.
Tornado-relief payments come under scrutiny in KentuckyFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Some people unaffected by tornadoes that ravaged Kentucky in late 2021 were mistakenly sent payments from a relief fund funneling private donations into the region, the state treasurer's office said Wednesday.
Kentucky governor flexes incumbency power in reelection bidJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Playing up the advantages of incumbency he hopes to ride to reelectio n, Kentucky Gov.
Storm system dumps heavy, wet snow on Indiana and MichiganJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy, wet snow — part of a storm system that spawned tornadoes in the Houston area — has covered roads, vehicles, houses and buildings Wednesday from central and northern Indiana into much of southeastern Michigan.
Tornado causes damage east of Houston; no injuries reportedJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
PASADENA, Texas (AP) — A powerful storm system took aim at the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, spawning a tornado that downed utility poles and power lines, overturned vehicles and ripped roofs off homes and businesses in communities east of Houston.
Storm spawns tornado that damaged homes, trees in GeorgiaJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
ADEL, Ga. (AP) — A storm that tore through southwest Georgia over the weekend spawned a tornado that damaged homes, flipped trailers and mowed down trees along a path nearly 6 miles long, officials confirmed Monday.
Forecast: Chance of tornadoes, severe storms in Gulf statesJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A cold front forecast to move across the Gulf Coast will bring an enhanced threat of severe storms and tornadoes to communities from Louisiana to Florida.
The greatest potential for severe weather Tuesday into early Wednesday will stretch across an area populated by more than 4.5 million people across four Southern states, according to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center.
Organizers: Selma celebration to go on despite tornadoJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The annual Selma celebration that commemorates the fight for voting rights will go forward in March despite the tornado damage to the city, organizers said.
Disaster funds at hand in 7 Georgia counties after tornadoesJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that disaster assistance has been made available to Georgia in areas struck by a tornado outbreak across the South on Thursday.
In an announcement Tuesday, FEMA said that President Joe Biden's action makes federal funding available to people impacted by the storms in Butts, Henry, Jasper, Meriwether, Newton, Spalding and Troup counties.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sworn in for her 2nd full termJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey began her second full term on Monday, calling the state a place where “common sense and opportunity abound" in uncertain national times.
Ivey took the oath of office on the steps of the Alabama Capitol decorated with the state's red and white flag.
In tornado-ravaged Selma, prayers of thanksJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Leading Sunday services on the lawn outside his tornado-damaged Crosspoint Christian Church, the Rev. David Nichols told his congregation there was much for which to be grateful despite the destruction around them.
As tornadoes hit, survivors hid in tubs, shipping containerJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
MARBURY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama engine mechanic took refuge in a shipping container as a tornado from a violent storm decimated his shop and killed two of his neighbors along its destructive path across Alabama and Georgia.
In Alabama, tornadoes rattle historic civil rights communityJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
Zakiya Sankara-Jabar’s cellphone buzzed relentlessly as a deadly storm system that spawned tornadoes throughout the U.S.
Newsom asks Californians to stay vigilant about more stormsJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With rain-soaked California expected to see more stormy weather over the weekend and into next week, Gov.
Survivors emerge from wreckage after US storms kill 9 peopleJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Stunned residents tried to salvage belongings, and rescue crews pulled survivors from beneath collapsed houses Friday in the aftermath of a tornado-spawning storm system that killed at least nine people as it barreled across parts of Georgia and Alabama.
MLK weekend to feature tributes, commitments to race equityJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
Annual tributes and commemorations of the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., which began nationwide Friday, typically include a mix of politics, faith and community service.
For this year's observance, the 38th since its federal recognition in 1986, a descendant of King hopes to spur progress by helping more Americans personalize the ongoing struggle for racial equity and harmony.
EXPLAINER: What came together to make deadly Alabama tornadoJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A La Nina weather pattern, warm moist air coming from an unusually toasty Gulf of Mexico, likely juiced by climate change, and a decades long eastward shift of tornadoes came together to create the unusually early and deadly storm system that hit Alabama Thursday, meteorologists said.
Storms, tornadoes slam US South, killing at least 7 peopleJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A giant, swirling storm system billowing across the South on Thursday killed at least six people in central Alabama, where a tornado ripped roofs off homes and uprooted trees in historic Selma, while another person was killed in Georgia, where severe winds knocked out power to tens of thousands of people.
Weather Service: Storms sparked at least 6 Illinois twistersJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Severe weather that swept Illinois on Tuesday produced at least six tornadoes, the largest number of rare January tornadoes recorded in the state since 1989, the National Weather Service said.
Kentucky AG navigates GOP feud as he files for governorJanuary 3, 2023 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Tuesday that navigating the rift between former President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell shows his ability to bring together Republican factions as he seeks to break through a crowded GOP primary for governor in 2023.
South cleans up from tornadoes as blizzards advance northDecember 16, 2022 GMT
KEITHVILLE, La. (AP) — Communities from Texas to Florida began assisting survivors and cleaning up Thursday after tornadoes left scattered destruction and at least three people dead across the South.
Democrats question worker safety in Amazon warehouse rebuildDecember 16, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Several members of Congress want Amazon to explain why an Illinois warehouse that collapsed during a 2021 tornado, killing six employees, is being rebuilt without adding upgraded storm shelters.
3 dead in Louisiana as US storm spawns Southern tornadoesDecember 15, 2022 GMT
KEITHVILLE, La. (AP) — A vast and volatile storm system ripping across the U.S. killed at least three people in Louisiana, spinning up tornadoes that battered the state from north to south, including the New Orleans area where memories of 2021's Hurricane Ida and a tornado in March linger.