Tornadoes

A car overturned by a tornado lays smashed on top of a street pole in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba's capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Habana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
January 28, 2019 - 3:59 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Neighborhood brigades and teams of government workers hacked at fallen trees and hauled chunks of concrete out of collapsed homes Monday as the Cuban capital attempted to recover from what officials called the strongest tornado to hit Cuba in nearly 80 years. Three people were dead...
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People stand around a car that was overturned by a tornado in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba's capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Habana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
January 28, 2019 - 12:56 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Cuba's deadly weather (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A government meteorologist says the tornado that struck Havana was a Category F3, with winds between 155 and 199 miles per hour. Miguel Angel Hernandez of the Cuban Center for Meteorology says tornados are unusual...
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December 27, 2018 - 7:03 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Heavy rain and gusty winds are causing damage across parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. The National Weather Service reports wind damage in seven Louisiana parishes and seven Mississippi counties from a line of heavy storms that moved eastward across the area Thursday...
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Workers cut limbs from a downed tree Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Port Orchard, Wash., where a tornado touched down Tuesday. A National Weather Service storm damage survey team was working elsewhere in the neighborhood to assess the damage. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
December 19, 2018 - 5:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A National Weather Service storm team is surveying the damage in a town west of Seattle where an extremely rare, strong tornado blew through a neighborhood. The twister touched down Tuesday afternoon in Port Orchard, Washington. It tore roofs off homes, shattered windows and toppled...
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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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