Latest Tornadoes News

Toddler remains missing 5 years after Georgia tornado

Jan. 23, 2022 12:47 PM EST

ALBANY, Ga, (AP) — A boy remains missing five years after he vanished during a southwest Georgia tornado. Detrez Green was 2 years old when his parents reported him missing on Jan. 22, 2017, after a tornado hit Dougherty County. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation...

Tornado victim's family sues Amazon over warehouse collapse

Jan. 17, 2022 18:52 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The family of a delivery driver who died last month when a tornado collapsed the central Illinois Amazon facility where he worked filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday in Madison County. The action on behalf of Austin McEwen, 26, claims that Amazon failed...

Fund to preserve, assist Black churches gets $20M donation

Jan. 17, 2022 01:09 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new effort to preserve historic Black churches in the United States has received a $20 million donation that will go to help congregations including one that was slammed during the tornado that killed more than 20 people in Mayfield, Kentucky, last month. ...

Snow, ice blast through South with powerful winter storm

Jan. 16, 2022 22:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze. Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia,...

Disaster recovery centers to open in northeast Arkansas

Jan. 16, 2022 10:27 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Three joint state and federal disaster centers are set to open in northeast Arkansas to assist those affected by tornadoes that killed two people in the area in December. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business...

12 Tennessee counties hit by tornadoes to get federal aid

Jan. 15, 2022 14:52 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Residents in 12 Tennessee counties qualify to receive aid through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's individual assistance program due to tornadoes that hit on Dec. 10, officials said. President Joe Biden issued a major disaster declaration for the...

Notice: Destroyed candle factory will shift some workers

Jan. 15, 2022 13:34 PM EST

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A candle factory in western Kentucky that was destroyed last month by a tornado has filed paperwork saying it won't reopen the facility and will lay off some employees. Mayfield Consumer Products said in a Jan. 10 filing under the federal Worker Adjustment and...

Kentucky governor signs tornado-relief legislation

Jan. 13, 2022 17:21 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear signed tornado-relief legislation Thursday that will trigger an immediate infusion of aid for schools and residents left homeless by deadly storms that hit Kentucky last month. Beshear and lawmakers said more rounds of assistance will be...

Kentucky lawmakers pass tornado-relief legislation

Jan. 12, 2022 18:38 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Tornado-relief legislation sailed through the Kentucky legislature Wednesday, offering an immediate round of aid for schools and residents left homeless by the deadly storms last month. More rounds of assistance will be forthcoming, lawmakers said in...

FEMA representatives available for rebuilding advice

Jan. 12, 2022 04:16 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — People rebuilding from last month's deadly tornadoes in Kentucky can get free advice from Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation representatives. The representatives will be available at Lowe's and Home Depot stores in Bowling Green and Mayfield. They...