Latest Tornadoes News

Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

Aug. 16, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the intensity of the rare fire phenomenon and how quickly it took the life of Redding...

Iowa woman decorates damaged trees

Aug. 14, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A woman has launched an initiative aimed at beautifying trees damaged by a tornado that ripped through Marshalltown in central Iowa. Linda Harvey has chosen eight trees around town to decorate, the Times-Republican reported. Harvey said the trees aren't slated for removal by the...

Tornado does some damage in Deerfield, no injuries

Aug. 10, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

DEERFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Three employees of a machinery business in Deerfield escaped injury when a tornado ripped the roof off their building. The National Weather Service says the tornado touched down briefly Thursday afternoon. It also knocked down trees and damaged a home and playground equipment in the...

Massachusetts town condemns more buildings after tornado

Aug. 8, 2018 11:15 AM EDT

WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) — Two more buildings damaged when a tornado tore through a Massachusetts town last weekend have been condemned. The Telegram & Gazette reports that two buildings in Webster were demolished Saturday soon after the storm hit. Residents of another condemned apartment building returned...

Weather service confirms tornado caused York County damage

Aug. 8, 2018 6:42 AM EDT

BRADSHAW, Neb. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado damaged buildings and knocked down trees in York County. The service says the twister struck a spot nearly 8 miles (13 kilometers) north-northwest of Bradshaw a little before 7:45 p.m. Monday and lifted after four minutes on...

Weather Service: EF-1 tornado caused minor damage in Warsaw

Aug. 7, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado with estimated peak winds of 90 mph struck the northern Indiana city of Warsaw, uprooting trees and snapping utility poles. It says the tornado rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale was on the ground for seven minutes Monday night with a...

Alabama university grappling with housing after twister

Aug. 5, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama university that's grappling with a housing shortage after a tornado is purchasing mobile homes to provide living space for students this fall. WBMA-TV reported that Jacksonville State University plans to use 22 mobile homes to house students as classes resume for the...

In aftermath of tornado, dozens displaced

Aug. 5, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) — A storm that sent a tornado spiraling through a Massachusetts town has left one person injured and dozens displaced. The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado hit Webster on Saturday morning. At a briefing, Webster Fire Chief Brian Hickey said one person was injured...

Officials confirm tornado touched down in Massachusetts

Aug. 4, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) — Officials say a tornado has touched down in Massachusetts, injuring a woman when debris hit her car. The fire chief in Webster, a town near the Connecticut border, said he's never seen anything like this before. Webster police say the woman had been driving in town Saturday when the...

The Latest: Growing California fires prompt new evacuations

Aug. 4, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

CLEARLAKE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Authorities are ordering residents along a Northern California lake to evacuate homes in the path of a growing wildfire amid concerns that hot, windy and dry weather conditions will persist throughout the weekend....