Latest Thunderstorms News

Bourbon barrel recovery underway at storm-damaged warehouse

Jun. 22, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky distillery says efforts are underway to recover thousands of barrels of bourbon at a massive storage warehouse that partially collapsed during a thunderstorm. O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro said a section of the warehouse has been "successfully deconstructed" and the...

Man sitting in SC backyard killed by tree toppled in storm

Jun. 21, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 61-year-old man has died after he was hit by a falling tree toppled by strong winds from a severe thunderstorm in South Carolina. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said George William Lebby was sitting in his backyard in Columbia when he was killed around 4:20 p.m....

Storms bring tornadoes, floods, power outages across the US

Jun. 20, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Storms were blamed for two deaths and left hundreds of thousands of people without power across the southern United States, forecasters said. Fallen trees ripped down power lines and crashed into buildings along a line from Texas to Alabama overnight and into Thursday morning, the national...

About 20 people injured in thunderstorms in eastern Germany

Jun. 13, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — About 20 people have been injured in eastern Germany by gusty winds and thunderstorms while there were reports of lightning hitting a man in Denmark and causing the death of five horses in Sweden. German news agency dpa reported Thursday eight people were injured Wednesday night at an outdoor...

Dallas crane collapse victim identified as 29-year-old woman

Jun. 10, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Residents in North Texas began to come to grips Monday with the widespread damage left after a sudden thunderstorm bearing near hurricane-strength winds rolled through the area and collapsed a crane onto an apartment complex, killing one person and injuring five others. Wind gusts measuring...

5 injured in Texas crane collapse expected to recover

Jun. 10, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the crane that collapsed into a Dallas apartment building (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Authorities say the five people injured in the collapse of a crane that struck a Dallas apartment building Sunday are expected to recover. One of the people suffered only minor injuries and...

1 killed, 5 injured when crane topples on Dallas apartments

Jun. 9, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A construction crane buffeted by high winds during a storm toppled on a Dallas apartment building Sunday, killing one woman in the building and injuring five other people, two of them critically, a fire official said. Crews searching the Elan City Lights building found the body of a woman...

The Latest: Search of accessible apartments finds no victims

Jun. 9, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a crane in Dallas (all times local): 7:55 p.m. A fire rescue spokesman says first responders have searched every accessible apartment in a Dallas building that was hit by a toppled construction crane and found no one inside the apartments. Jason Evans, spokesman...

Strong winds kick up dust storm in parts of West Texas

Jun. 6, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Strong winds have kicked up a dust storm in parts of West Texas. Forecasters blamed strong thunderstorms northwest of Lubbock for producing an outflow that lifted considerable amounts of dust on Wednesday, causing what's known as a haboob. The National Weather Service said visibility...

Storms sweep across Minnesota with high winds, hail

Jun. 5, 2019 2:47 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Severe thunderstorms have rolled across central and southern Minnesota, bringing winds gusting up to 80 mph, multiple reports of hail and cutting power to more than 4,000 people. The storms prompted tornado warnings in the southern Twin Cities and southeastern Minnesota, but no tornadoes...