Latest Tornadoes News

National Weather Service confirms rare West Virginia tornado

Jun. 25, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service says storm-related damage indicates that a rare tornado touched down in West Virginia. The weather service tweeted that a tornado hit the Alum Creek area Monday night along U.S. Route 119 southwest of Charleston. A survey team is examining damage in...

Missouri seeking second federal declaration for storm damage

Jun. 25, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is asking President Donald Trump for a second federal disaster declaration in response to damage from tornadoes and flooding. Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe submitted the request Monday on behalf of Gov. Mike Parson, who is on an economic development tour in Europe. The new request...

State's transportation department helps with storm cleanup

Jun. 25, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Transportation says its employees have spent more than 20,000 hours helping with cleanup from tornadoes and other severe weather that swept through parts of the state last month. The department said in a news release Monday that its cost for helping clean up...

Weather service surveying tornado damage in Kentucky

Jun. 24, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a low-level tornado caused damage to a Kentucky Lake marina. Meteorologist Kelly Hooper told the Courier Journal that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Marshall County at Moors Resort & Marina shortly after 5 p.m. CDT Sunday. The weather service is...

Weather service confirms early Monday tornado in Mississippi

Jun. 24, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a tornado was confirmed west of Jackson as early morning storms struck parts of the state. WLBT reports that the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Raymond on Monday morning. There were no reports of injuries or major...

Missouri requests 2nd federal disaster declaration

Jun. 24, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe is requesting another federal disaster declaration to help after flooding, tornadoes and severe storms hit the state. Kehoe sent the request Monday on behalf of Gov. Mike Parson, who is on vacation. The state is asking the federal government for...

Tornado damages buildings, fells trees in northern Indiana

Jun. 24, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say severe weather that moved through northern Indiana spawned a tornado in South Bend that damaged buildings and knocked down trees and power lines. The National Weather Service received reports of a possible tornado as part of storms Sunday night, and confirmed Monday...

President Trump OKs disaster funds for parts of Kansas

Jun. 21, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration covering more than half of the Kansas' 105 counties. The federal assistance approved Thursday will provide service and funds to help recovery from severe weather that began on April 28 and included tornadoes and flooding. The...

Tornado, storms cause damage in southwestern Minnesota

Jun. 21, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Strong winds, heavy rain, hail and at least one tornado damaged a turkey barn and outbuildings, brought down tree branches and flooded streets in southwestern Minnesota. There were no reports of injuries when the severe weather swept through Redwood, Brown and Watonwan counties Thursday...

Disaster recovery center planned in area hit by tornado

Jun. 21, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

TROTWOOD, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Emergency Management Agency says a disaster recovery center is opening to help residents and businesses affected by tornadoes and storms that caused heavy damage in late May. Ohio EMA says the center will be in Trotwood in southwestern Ohio's Montgomery County. That's one of...