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Storms leave widespread outages across Texas, cleanup continues after deadly weekend across US

May. 28, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Strong storms with damaging winds and baseball-sized hail pummeled Texas on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and about 1 million businesses and homes without power as much of the U.S. recovered from severe weather, including tornadoes, that killed at least 24 people during the...

Kentucky families struggling after being hit for a second time by a tornado in the same locations

May. 28, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

BARNSLEY, Ky. (AP) — Devin Johnson’s life was uprooted for a second time when a tornado flattened his home over the Memorial Day weekend — on the same lot in Kentucky where another storm left him homeless in 2021. Johnson, 21, watched Tuesday as workers used chain saws to cut...

A `gustnado' churns across a Michigan lake. Experts say these small whirlwinds rarely cause damage

May. 28, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An unusual weather phenomenon called a “gustnado,” which looks like a small tornado but is actually a type of whirlwind kicked up by thunderstorm winds, brought some dramatic moments to a western Michigan lake over the weekend. Video posted on social...

At least 22 dead in Memorial Day weekend storms that devastated several US states

May. 28, 2024 03:07 AM EDT

A series of powerful storms swept over the central and southern U.S. over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, killing at least 22 people and leaving a wide trail of destroyed homes, businesses and power outages. The destructive storms caused deaths in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and...

At least 15 dead after severe weather carves path of ruin across multiple states in the South

May. 26, 2024 21:18 PM EDT

VALLEY VIEW, Texas (AP) — Powerful storms killed at least 15 people, injured hundreds and left a wide trail of destruction Sunday across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas after obliterating homes and destroying a truck stop where dozens sought shelter in a restroom during the latest deadly weather to...

Children among 11 people killed after tornadoes and heavy storms plow across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, officials say

May. 26, 2024 11:30 AM EDT
VALLEY VIEW, Texas (AP) — Children among 11 people killed after tornadoes and heavy storms plow across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, officials say.

At least 5 dead in Texas after severe weather sweeps across Texas and Oklahoma, authorities say

May. 26, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Powerful storms across Texas and Oklahoma obliterated homes and struck a highway travel center where drivers had rushed to take shelter, leaving thousands of people without power and a wide trail of damage Sunday. A sheriff said at least five people were dead in one rural...

What you can do to try to stay safe when a tornado hits, and also well beforehand

May. 25, 2024 10:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Record warmth this winter fueled a deadly tornado outbreak across parts of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Arkansas in March. Then tornadoes killed multiple people and injured at least 35 others in Iowa. Recent twisters have even struck in places unaccustomed to them, such as one near...

More severe weather moves through Midwest as Iowa residents clean up tornado damage

May. 24, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several tornadoes were reported in Iowa and Illinois as storms downed power lines and trees on Friday, just days after a deadly twister devastated one small town. The large storm system began overnight in Nebraska before traveling across central Iowa and...

More bad weather could hit Iowa, where 3 powerful tornadoes caused millions in damage

May. 23, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — For block after block through the small city of Greenfield, Iowa, the destructive power of a tornado that ripped apart more than 100 homes in just one minute is evident in the muddy, shattered mess left behind. All along the mile-long swath Thursday was the...