Latest Tornadoes News

Weather Service: Suburban Chicago tornado had 140 mph winds

Jun. 22, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A tornado that swept through Chicago's western suburbs, damaging more than 100 homes and injuring several people, was packing 140 mph (225 kph) winds when it hit the heavily populated area, the National Weather Service said. A weather service team that...

Claudette's tornado tally reaches 7 across 4 states

Jun. 22, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

EAST BREWTON, Ala. (AP) — Thunderstorms associated with Tropical Storm Claudette produced at least seven confirmed tornadoes across the South over the weekend. National Weather Service surveyors confirmed three tornadoes in Mississippi, two in Alabama, and one each in...

DISPATCH: In tornado's wake, navigating a reluctant town

Jun. 22, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It was 7:54 a.m. when I awoke to the news that a tornado had struck North Carolina’s coast overnight, killing three people and injuring 10 others. After getting the call from my editor, I started packing — hand sanitizer, N-95 masks and a face...

Tornado sweeps through suburban Chicago, causing damage

Jun. 21, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A tornado swept through communities in heavily populated suburban Chicago, damaging more than 100 homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing multiple injuries, officials said. There was relief Monday, though, as authorities reported that it...

Tornado damages buildings, lightning causes fire in Iowa

Jun. 21, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

BERNARD, Iowa (AP) — A tornado damaged several buildings and knocked down power lines and trees in eastern Iowa Sunday night. Most of the storm damage was reported in rural areas near the town of Bernard, and a lighting strike from the storm also caused a house fire...

Tornado damages homes, structures; no injuries reported

Jun. 20, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

FORT RECOVERY, Ohio (AP) — Weather officials say a tornado near the Ohio-Indiana border last week damaged houses and other structures but caused no reported injuries. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington, Ohio says the EF-2 tornado touched down near Fort...

Major damage to Alabama mobile home park amid tropical storm

Jun. 19, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a suspected tornado spurred by Tropical Storm Claudette demolished or badly damaged at least 50 homes in a small town just north of the Florida border. Sheriff Heath Jackson in Escambia County said a suspected tornado...

Weather Service: Tornado in northeastern Indiana was an EF-2

Jun. 19, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

BRYANT, Ind. (AP) — A tornado that damaged or destroyed several rural homes Friday in northeastern Indiana and toppled a communication tower packed winds in excess of 100 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said Saturday. A weather service crew on Saturday...

Weather service spotter reports tornado in eastern Indiana

Jun. 18, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A tornado has been spotted in eastern Indiana with reports of damage to some homes in the area. The National Weather Service in northern Indiana received an indication by radar of a tornado in Jay County which was verified by a spotter in Portland...

Tornado injures one in Marion County, West Virginia

Jun. 17, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A tornado in Marion County, West Virginia, blew a tree into a house and injured one person, the National Weather Service said. The tornado spun for about four minutes on Wednesday in the Pleasant Valley area of Fairmont in Marion County. It...