Latest Tornadoes News

The Latest: Bushes home spared by Dallas tornado

Oct. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather that struck portions of the central and southern U.S. (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The tornado that caused widespread damage in north Dallas passed closed to the home of former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush but caused no damage. Bush spokesman Freddy...

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

Oct. 21, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare the city "very fortunate" to be assessing only property damage. A meteorologist said Monday that people took shelter...

Washington tornado up roots trees, sends them onto homes

Oct. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down near Shelton, Washington. KOMO-television reports the tornado on Friday night had winds up to 100 mph (161 kph). The tornado started on land and traveled more than a half mile before moving over the waters of Pickering Passage and...

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

Oct. 19, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael. The storm...

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

Oct. 19, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nestor (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Former Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for...

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

Oct. 12, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted. Store shelves were bare after...

Columbus homeowners determined to rebuild after tornado

Oct. 6, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — It's been seven months since an EF-3 tornado swept through the north side of Columbus damaging or destroying an estimated 300 homes and businesses. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency inspectors ruled 117 of those homes were in an "unlivable" state. For every new roof that dots...

Weak tornado touches down south of Olympia, no damage

Oct. 4, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

GRAND MOUND, Wash. (AP) — National Weather Service officials say a weak tornado touched down south of Olympia. Officials say public reports were sent to the National Weather Service with photos and videos of the tornado near Grand Mound Friday afternoon. Meteorologists with the weather service determined a...

Weak tornado confirmed in Rhode Island

Oct. 3, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a weak tornado has struck Rhode Island. The tornado struck Portsmouth on Wednesday. It was an EF0 tornado, which is the weakest of six tornado strengths, and had maximum winds of 65 mph. The tornado had a path length of one-quarter of a mile and a...

Tours resume at tornado-damaged former Missouri prison

Oct. 2, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tours have resumed at a former Jefferson City prison that housed inmates for nearly 170 years after a spring tornado caused millions of dollars of damage. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that guests once again were allowed inside the Missouri State Penitentiary in...