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Heavy rain, flooding, tornadoes forecast for Houston region

Dec. 7, 2018 1:52 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston authorities have activated their emergency operations center and the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch as a storm system could bring up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain in some areas. The weather service says flooding is likely for a broad region extending...

New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado'

Dec. 5, 2018 10:49 PM EST

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A rare fire tornado that raged during this summer's deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere, according to a study announced Wednesday. The churning funnel...

Residents continue assessing rare December tornado damage

Dec. 3, 2018 9:28 PM EST

Central Illinois residents on Monday continued assessing damage from rare December tornadoes, including a half-mile-wide one that injured at least 20 people. The state's severe weather was part of a line of thunderstorms that raked areas of the central U.S. late Friday and into Saturday, killing one person in...

The Latest: 3 tornadoes confirmed in Arkansas storms

Dec. 2, 2018 6:58 PM EST

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes in parts of the central U.S. (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Meteorologists in Arkansas have confirmed that at least three tornadoes developed from severe thunderstorms on Friday night. The National Weather Service said Sunday that a strong tornado touched down...

Rare December tornadoes reported in central US, killing 1

Dec. 2, 2018 6:50 PM EST

Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed the damage after rare December tornadoes, including one the day before that was a half-mile-wide, ripped roofs off homes in Taylorville, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people. The severe weather in Illinois was part of a line of thunderstorms that raked...

1 killed in southwestern Missouri as storms sweep area

Dec. 1, 2018 3:13 PM EST

AURORA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Missouri say strong storms that swept the region have left one person dead. Aurora Fire Chief Robert Ward tells television station KYTV that one person inside an Aurora motel just off Highway 39 was killed as a storm passed through. Authorities have not...

1 dead, 2 injured as storms, tornadoes hit South

Nov. 6, 2018 5:45 PM EST

CHRISTIANA, Tenn. (AP) — Severe storms sweeping across the South with tornadoes on Tuesday killed a person and injured at least two others, knocking down trees and leaving thousands without power, officials said. The weather disrupted Election Day voting in some places, forcing citizens to use paper...

Damaging storms possible on Election Day in Southeast

Nov. 5, 2018 8:25 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Parts of the southeastern United States are at risk for severe weather including tornadoes early on Election Day, but officials said people should still be able to vote even if storms cause power outages. The first of the bad weather began hitting Louisiana Monday evening. The...

The Latest: Louisiana sheriff reports multiple tornadoes

Nov. 5, 2018 8:12 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Deep South (all times local): 7 p.m. A sheriff's department in central Louisiana says multiple tornadoes have touched down in the parish. The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office posted the news on its Twitter feed. It did not give information...

Forecasters: Tornado hit Baltimore Amazon center, killing 2

Nov. 4, 2018 2:27 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials confirm it was a tornado that ripped apart some of an Amazon distribution warehouse in Baltimore, killing two men who worked for outside employers. The National Weather Service reports the tornado Friday night packed winds peaking at around 105 mph (169 kph) and traveled 2.5...