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Tornados inflict damage in Alabama town, Florida Panhandle

Jan. 20, 2019 3:32 PM EST

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Homes, businesses, government offices and churches were among the buildings badly damaged or demolished when tornadoes struck central Alabama over the weekend. The severe weather hit Saturday and another tornado was reported later that evening at an air base in the Florida Panhandle....

Tornado damages Florida air base hit by hurricane

Jan. 20, 2019 9:47 AM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Buildings on a Florida air base were damaged by an apparent tornado according to base officials. Tyndall Air Force Base posted a message on its official Facebook page that said the tornado struck early Saturday evening. The post said that no one was injured but that the tornado...

Possible tornado hits small Alabama city's downtown

Jan. 19, 2019 8:57 PM EST

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — A possible tornado caused significant damage Saturday to a small Alabama city's downtown, leveling several buildings after an intense storm passed through the area. Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis told the Montgomery Advertiser that one injury was reported, but it wasn't serious. A senior...

Rain, wind, hail, thunder: Wild weather causes damage

Jan. 9, 2019 10:10 AM EST

NEW LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A swath of wild weather brought high winds, thunderstorms, hail and a rare winter tornado warning to western Pennsylvania, causing downed trees and damage to buildings but no injuries. Lee Hendrickson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh, tells the...

Mennonites aid tornado rebuilding in eastern Mississippi

Jan. 6, 2019 12:39 PM EST

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Mennonite volunteers are helping rebuild homes in a Mississippi community damaged in a 2018 tornado. The Meridian Star reports that Mennonite Disaster Service arrived last week. Kim Waters, a member of a disaster recovery committee, said some residents still haven't returned to their...

No Oklahoma tornado deaths in 2018; first time since 2006

Jan. 6, 2019 11:30 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service says no one was killed in a tornado in Oklahoma in 2018, the first time that the state has not recorded a tornado-related death since 2006. The Oklahoman reports that just 41 tornadoes were recorded in the state in 2018, down from the state's average of 56...

Woman finds new purpose after tornado destroyed her home

Jan. 6, 2019 9:01 AM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Hilda Hernandez gestures in her kitchen, with a skillet sizzling on the stove and seasoned chicken ready to prepare on the countertop. Several months ago Hernandez stood speechless amid the wreckage of her mobile home — the first home she had ever purchased. She was just two...

Possible twister hits Alabama community; no injuries

Jan. 4, 2019 3:08 PM EST

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — No injuries are being reported after a possible tornado struck southeast Alabama. Henry County's emergency management director, Ronnie Dollar, says a rural area just outside Abbeville was under a tornado warning about 4:30 a.m. Friday when violent winds whipped through. Dollar says...

Weather service confirms 2nd southern Indiana tornado

Jan. 2, 2019 7:55 PM EST

DOGWOOD, Ind. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a second tornado struck southern Indiana this week. It says the EF-1 twister with estimated peak winds of 105 mph touched down Monday afternoon in Spencer County, damaging at least three homes, mostly to their roofs and facia. A detached...

Weather service confirms Monday tornado in southern Indiana

Jan. 2, 2019 10:13 AM EST

DOGWOOD, Ind. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado was to blame for damage to barns and trees during the final hours of 2018 in southern Indiana. The weather said Tuesday that a brief EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 100 mph (161 kph) caused damage on Monday in Harrison County near...