Tornadoes

December 05, 2018 - 10:21 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A new study says a rare fire tornado that raged during the deadly fire this summer in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere. The study in the Geophysical Research...
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Russ Noel, owner of Country Classic Cars, looks at one of the damaged cars, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Country Classic Cars near Staunton, Ill. A suspected tornado ripped through the business destroying two buildings and damaging more than 100 cars. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
December 03, 2018 - 9:28 pm
Central Illinois residents on Monday continued assessing damage from rare December tornadoes, including a half-mile-wide one that injured at least 20 people. The state's severe weather was part of a line of thunderstorms that raked areas of the central U.S. late Friday and into Saturday, killing...
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Steven Tirpak cleans debris from the remains of his two-story home in Taylorville, Ill., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Tirpak and his infant were not home when the storm struck. The National Weather Service says multiple tornadoes touched down in central Illinois, damaging dozens of structures and injuring multiple people. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP)
December 02, 2018 - 6:49 pm
Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed the damage after rare December tornadoes, including one the day before that was a half-mile-wide, ripped roofs off homes in Taylorville, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people. The severe weather in Illinois was part of a line of...
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November 25, 2018 - 4:10 pm
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Two tornadoes have caused damage in coastal North Carolina. The National Weather Service said two tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon. One tornado hit Emerald Isle and the other hit near Cape Carteret. There were no reported injuries or deaths. The National Weather...
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This fallen oak tree heavily damaged the home of Jennifer Lyles in Natchez, Miss., after a tornado hit early Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. At least 11 tornadoes have been confirmed by National Weather Service surveyors so far in Louisiana and Mississippi as part of a storm system that moved across the region Wednesday night and Thursday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 02, 2018 - 6:25 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather (all times local): 5:20 p.m. At least 28 tornadoes have been confirmed by National Weather Service surveyors in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as part of a storm system that moved across the region Wednesday night and Thursday. Damage...
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Cedric Watson, left, and Jadarrius Hunt strip branches from an oak tree that fell along side Watson's aunt's Natchez, Miss., house following a strong storm or possible tornado that hit the city early Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. The men decided rather than wait for a neighbor to bring a chain saw to help cut the 100-year oak, they would begin by hauling off the branches they could. Strong storms and several possible tornadoes hit throughout Mississippi, toppling trees, damaging roofs and leaving much debris to be cleared. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 01, 2018 - 7:23 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — At least two people were dead after powerful storms blew through the Gulf Coast region Thursday, jangling the nerves of people whose lives were ripped apart by Hurricane Michael less than a month ago. At least 12 tornadoes had been confirmed by Thursday night in Louisiana,...
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November 01, 2018 - 3:53 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on storms moving across the Deep South (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Storms moving along the Gulf Coast provided a scare to people living in parts of the Florida Panhandle hit by Hurricane Michael less than a month ago. Disaster centers helping with the recovery...
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In this undated photo provided by Amber Radney, 11-year-old Sarah Radney poses for a photo at her school, in Grady County near Cairo, Ga. Sarah Radney died during Hurricane Michael. In what could only be described as a freak accident, authorities say Michael's powerful winds lifted a carport high into the air and slammed it back down on the house. When it landed, one of the legs tore through the roof, fatally striking the 11-year-old girl in the head. (Amber Radney via AP)
October 11, 2018 - 8:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — By all accounts, Sarah Radney was safe inside her grandparents' home when Hurricane Michael roared into southwest Georgia. If the family feared anything, it was probably falling trees — not a carport next to the house. In what could only be described as a freak accident, authorities...
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Trucks with the Alabama Department of Transportation work to block off a flooded part of US Highway 98 while fighting rain from Tropical Storm Gordon on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Spanish Fort, Ala. Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, as it made landfall late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson)
September 05, 2018 - 10:00 am
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Gordon (all times local): 9 a.m. Don Shepherd, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama, told the Pensacola News Journal a tornado was confirmed overnight near Whiting Naval Air Station in Milton as Tropical Storm...
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Emergency responders, police and firefighters search for a missing boy who disappeared beneath the water of a retention pond while playing with friends on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Harrison, Wis. The boy was found, alive, in an air pocket beneath a manhole cover about thirty feet from the place he went missing. (Wm. Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 3:39 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy sucked into a flooded Wisconsin storm sewer was saved when an eagle-eyed firefighter saw the boy's fingers pop through an opening in a manhole cover. The astonishing rescue Tuesday evening came as storms pounded the southern half of the state and southeastern...
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