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Hospitals built to withstand tornados after Missouri storm

Jun. 18, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri health care company says it has toughened safety requirements for construction at its hospitals since six people died at its facility in Joplin when a massive tornado ripped through the city. Mercyhealth has prioritized securing its new hospitals with storm-resistant materials...

National Weather Service confirms 2 Pennsylvania tornadoes

Jun. 14, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — National Weather Service officials confirmed Thursday that two tornadoes touched down late Wednesday in northeast Pennsylvania, causing severe damage to a major commercial district and destroying homes. The National Weather Service in Binghamton, New York, sent teams Thursday to...

Strong Pennsylvania storm damages businesses, overturns cars

Jun. 14, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A strong storm pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging numerous businesses in a shopping plaza, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines. The storm struck the Wilkes-Barre Township shopping plaza late Wednesday night. The area was under a tornado warning at the time....

Rural tornado was a big one for Wyoming

Jun. 8, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A tornado that tore across the prairie was about as big as they get in Wyoming. The National Weather Service estimates the twister's winds reached 150 mph (241 kilometers per hour) and its path was 600 yards (548 meters) wide. The tornado Wednesday evening kept to sparsely populated...

Onlookers ogle Wyoming tornado that damages handful of homes

Jun. 7, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A tornado that took its time roaring across a sparsely populated area of Wyoming caused quite a few "oohs" and "ahhs" as well as some damage. Aaron Voos saw the twister touch down north of the city of Laramie while driving home with his 6-year-old son Wednesday. He called his wife who...

Tornado spawned by storm called 'brief, weak'

Jun. 4, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

FINLEYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Weather authorities say the weekend's storms generated a small tornado in western Pennsylvania — but it didn't last long. The National Weather Service office in Pittsburgh says a "brief, weak" tornado rated EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale occurred Sunday evening in the...

Tornado damages property in Wyoming town; no injuries

May. 28, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Thunderstorms that moved through Wyoming spawned tornadoes that damaged homes in Laramie County, large hail in parts of the county and flash flooding in Casper. Jeanine West, director of Cheyenne/Laramie County Emergency Management Agency, says a tornado touched down about 4 p.m....

Pennsylvania tornado destroyed shed, damaged home, vehicle

May. 26, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) — Weather authorities have confirmed that a tornado touched down in central Pennsylvania earlier this month, but no injuries were reported. The National Weather Service office in State College said the EF-1 tornado appeared at about 4:15 p.m. on May 15 near Enola in Cumberland County. The...

Kilauea eruption: A reminder to businesses about insurance

May. 21, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

The eruption of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii is a reminder to business owners, even those nowhere near any of the 169 volcanoes in the U.S., that they could be vulnerable to nature's most destructive forces. And that they need to be sure they're insured against disasters like tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and...

Connecticut storms spawned 2 additional tornados, 4 total

May. 17, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two additional tornadoes struck in western Connecticut during this week's severe storms, bringing the total to four. Nobody was injured by the twisters, which the weather service says hit Winsted at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday and the...