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Weather Service: Tornado hit southern Illinois on Saturday

Jan. 16, 2020 9:38 AM EST

WARE, Ill. (AP) — A tornado packing winds of up to 100 mph struck far southern Illinois during last weekend's severe weather outbreak, the National Weather Service said. The weather service said in a summary of the severe storms and flooding that an EF-1 tornado left a nearly 1-mile-long...

Weekend storms claim 4th victim in Louisiana

Jan. 15, 2020 6:35 PM EST

HAUGHTON, La. (AP) — The severe weather that swept through Louisiana over the weekend has claimed another life. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office confirms that Ira Jefferson, 87, died Tuesday at Ochsner LSU Health from head injuries suffered early Saturday when a tornado struck his home in Haughton, news...

Alabama school district coping with damage after tornado

Jan. 13, 2020 8:26 AM EST

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama school district is closing some of its schools this week after a tornado caused heavy damage at an elementary school, the superintendent said. A twister that forecasters determined was an EF-2 with winds up to 120 mph devastated Brindlee Mountain Primary School at...

City of Greenville, Miss., trucks and employees, work to clean up debris from a storm along Main Street, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Greenville, Miss. Severe storms swept across parts of the U.S. South and were blamed for deaths, destruction and damages. (Jon Alverson/The Delta Democrat-Times via AP)

Recovery begins after storms kill 11 in Midwest, South

Jan. 13, 2020 3:57 AM EST

Icy roads, deadly tornadoes, punishing waves — severe weekend weather has been blamed for 11 deaths and major damage in parts of the Midwest, South and Northeast. Tens of thousands remained without electrical power Sunday as a result of the storms a day earlier. Officials in far-flung locations were...

Second tornado since October hits near Tennessee community

Jan. 12, 2020 5:39 PM EST

TAZEWELL, Tenn. (AP) — Severe storms spawned a tornado near in a northeast Tennessee community for the second time in less than three months. The National Weather Service's Morristown office said on Twitter that a preliminary survey determined an EF-0 tornado with maximum winds of 65 mph (104.6 kph)...

A downed tree rests on top of Anthony Dalrymple's home on Community Road in Baldwyn, Miss., after a small tornado moved through the area Saturday morning, Jan. 11, 2020. Dalrymple was in the room that was struck during the time the storm passed through. (Adam Robison/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)

Storms sweep southern US, Midwest as death toll rises to 11

Jan. 11, 2020 11:13 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Severe storms sweeping across southern portions of the U.S. and up into the Midwest were blamed Saturday in the deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered large swaths of the country. Storm-related fatalities were...

This photo provided by Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office shows damage from Friday nights severe weather, including the home of an elderly in Bossier Parish, La., on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.  The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office said that the bodies of an elderly couple were found Saturday near their demolished trailer by firefighters. A search for more possible victims was underway.  (Lt. Bill Davis/Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)

Four dead as severe storm sweeps through southern US

Jan. 11, 2020 12:46 PM EST

BENTON, La. (AP) — Authorities say at least four people have died as severe storms sweep across parts of the U.S. South, bringing high winds and unrelenting rain. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana said on Facebook that firefighters found the bodies of an elderly couple Saturday near their...

As clouds from a passing shower move across the Dallas skyline and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Michael McKinney and Maddi Reid of Dallas take a stroll across the Continental Street Bridge in Dallas on the their fourth wedding anniversary, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. The national Storm Prediction Center said more than 18 million people in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma were at an enhanced risk of storms Friday, including from strong tornadoes, flooding rains and wind gusts that could exceed 80 mph (129 kph), the speed of a Category 1 hurricane. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Three dead in Louisiana as severe storms sweep southern US

Jan. 11, 2020 8:27 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana said Saturday said at least three people have died in connection with a severe storm that is sweeping across parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast and Southeast. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that the bodies of an elderly couple were found near...

Wicked weekend weather threatens several Southern states

Jan. 9, 2020 6:50 PM EST

A storm system expected to strike southern states from Texas to Georgia this weekend is looking more and more menacing, bringing the potential for devastating tornadoes and 80-mph wind gusts. The national Storm Prediction Center said more than 18 million people in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma will be...

FILE - In this June 4, 2015 file photo, Kim Neiman stands in her office, which is temporarily located in a trailer outside of the community pool in Norfolk, Neb.  The former village clerk who was praised for her work in helping rebuild her northeast Nebraska community following a 2014 tornado strike has been accused of theft.Neiman, 57, was arrested Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020, on a warrant that included seven felony counts of theft and three of abuse of public records.  (The Norfolk Daily News via AP, File)

Ex-town clerk praised for tornado work is accused of theft

Jan. 9, 2020 9:25 AM EST

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — A former village clerk who was praised for her work in helping rebuild her northeast Nebraska community following a 2014 tornado strike has been accused of theft. Kimberly Neiman, 57, was arrested Wednesday at her home in Pilger on a warrant that included seven felony counts of theft...