Latest Thunderstorms News

Part of a tree that had split at the trunk lies on a road in Oak Park, Ill., while also appearing not to have landed on a car parked on the road, after a severe storm moved through the Chicago area Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Zelio)

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

Aug. 11, 2020 6:28 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and...

Edmonton arena flooded; not expected to affect NHL hub plans

Jul. 16, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Parts of Rogers Place were flooded early Thursday night, with the Edmonton Oilers saying the damage wouldn't affect plans to use the arena as an NHL hub when the season resumes. Oilers Entertainment Group spokesman Tim Shipton said the storm that also brought hail caused leaks in...

Lightning strike leaves 2 men dead, 2 people injured

Jul. 7, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

GRANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms sparked lightning that struck four people in a northern Pennsylvania community, killing two men and injuring two other people, authorities said. The strike occurred around 2 p.m. Monday in Granville. The Bradford County Coroner's office said all four victims were...

Lightning kills 83 people across India's Bihar state

Jun. 25, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

PATNA, India (AP) — Lightning killed 83 people, mostly farm workers, during thunderstorms across Bihar state in eastern India on Thursday, a government official said. Many were struck as they were planting seeds in 23 of the state's 38 districts, a government statement said. Thirteen deaths were reported...

An aerial view shows the ancient town of Xiasi during flooding in Kaili city in southwest China's Guizhou province, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Flooding and mudslides in southern China have killed some and forced evacuations for thousands of people, official media reported Tuesday. (Chinatopix via AP)

Flood warning for much of south, central and eastern China

Jun. 24, 2020 6:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has issued a warning for mudslides and flooding across a wide swath of south, central and eastern China, with heavy rain set to strike the area into Thursday. The National Meteorological Center raised the threat level on Wednesday to yellow, its third highest, with thunderstorms and...