Latest Tornadoes News

Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

Oct. 17, 2018 6:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren't quite certain why. Tornado activity is increasing most in Mississippi,...

Georgia girl, 11, dies as Michael hurls debris through roof

Oct. 12, 2018 7:18 AM EDT

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...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Widespread catastrophic damage in Florida

Oct. 11, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Michael has sped off toward the Atlantic Ocean, but there will be nothing quick about Florida's recovery from the hurricane, where rows upon rows of homes have been smashed to pieces . The storm also has brought flash flooding to hurricane-weary parts of the Carolinas and...

Georgia girl dies when storm sends carport leg through roof

Oct. 11, 2018 8:33 PM EDT

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...

The Latest: NWS says a tornado touched down in Virginia

Oct. 11, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Michael's impact on Virginia (all times local): 6:00 p.m. The National Weather Service says that it has confirmed a tornado in Virginia. The National Weather Service in Wakefield tweeted Thursday that radar confirmed the tornado shortly after 5:30 p.m. It...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Hurricane Michael hits Florida, Georgia

Oct. 10, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael is one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., and the proof is strewn across miles of Florida's coastline: Roofs and awnings peeled from buildings, pieces of homes scattered amid snapped trees and downed power lines, chunks of beaches washed away. After landfall in...

National Weather Service: 11 tornadoes hit Iowa Tuesday

Oct. 10, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service says nearly a dozen tornadoes touched down in rural areas across Iowa as strong storms swept the state Tuesday. Service meteorologist Mike Fowle in Des Moines says 10 tornadoes were confirmed in the central third of the state, with the strongest hitting...

Possible tornadoes reported Tuesday in Oklahoma, Arkansas

Oct. 10, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service is investigating reports of multiple tornadoes in northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. Tulsa meteorologist Joe Sellers said Wednesday there were several reports Tuesday of weak twisters in Rogers, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties in Oklahoma....

Severe weather disrupts power, flips vehicles in Oklahoma

Oct. 9, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Severe thunderstorms have overturned cars in the Oklahoma City area and knocked out power for thousands of people stretching into the southern part of the state. A line of strong thunderstorms rumbled across Oklahoma Tuesday morning, prompting the National Weather Service to issue...

Severe weather disrupts power, flips vehicles in Oklahoma

Oct. 9, 2018 9:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Severe thunderstorms have overturned cars in the Oklahoma City area, while several Texas and Kansas communities are bracing for more flooding amid heavy rains. A line of strong thunderstorms rumbled across Oklahoma early Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue tornado,...