Latest Tornadoes News

Alabama church returns $25,000 gift from casino

Feb. 13, 2019 8:46 AM EST

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama church damaged by a tornado is returning a $25,000 donation from a casino because it doesn't support gambling. The pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wetumpka, James Troglen, tells WSFA-TV that church members voted Sunday to return the contribution from Wind Creek...

After tornado, Cuban state loses monopoly on disaster aid

Feb. 7, 2019 1:27 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a devastating tornado struck Havana, the worst-hit neighborhoods are filled with government crews restoring power and phone service and starting repairs to decimated homes. There's also a far rarer sight: Hundreds of young people in designer T-shirts and jeans hauling...

Death toll from last week's Havana tornado rises to 6

Feb. 4, 2019 8:47 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities say the death toll from a rare tornado that struck Havana last week has risen to six after two injured victims died in hospital. State media say Health Minister Jose Angel Portal Miranda told a meeting of government officials that two of the 13 injured people died on...

Strongest tornado in 8 decades hits Cuba; 3 dead, 172 hurt

Jan. 28, 2019 9:25 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Neighborhood brigades and teams of government workers hacked at fallen trees and hauled chunks of concrete out of collapsed homes Monday as the Cuban capital attempted to recover from what officials called the strongest tornado to hit Cuba in nearly 80 years. Three people were dead and...

The Latest: Havana hit by Category F3 tornado

Jan. 28, 2019 1:57 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Cuba's deadly weather (all times local): 1:11 p.m. Cuban officials say 125 homes were damaged by a tornado, heavy rains and severe winds overnight. Members of the Provincial Defense Council of Havana tell state media Monday that 90 homes collapsed completely and 30 suffered...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jan. 28, 2019 6:12 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PRESIDENT SKEPTICAL ABOUT CHANCES FOR BUDGET AGREEMENT Donald Trump says the odds that a bipartisan House and Senate lawmakers will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are "less than...

Cuban president says on Twitter that a tornado in eastern Havana has killed 3 people and injured 174

Jan. 28, 2019 5:28 AM EST
HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Cuban president says on Twitter that a tornado in eastern Havana has killed 3 people and injured 174.

Tornados inflict damage in Alabama town, Florida Panhandle

Jan. 20, 2019 3:32 PM EST

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Homes, businesses, government offices and churches were among the buildings badly damaged or demolished when tornadoes struck central Alabama over the weekend. The severe weather hit Saturday and another tornado was reported later that evening at an air base in the Florida Panhandle....

Possible tornado hits small Alabama city's downtown

Jan. 19, 2019 8:57 PM EST

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — A possible tornado caused significant damage Saturday to a small Alabama city's downtown, leveling several buildings after an intense storm passed through the area. Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis told the Montgomery Advertiser that one injury was reported, but it wasn't serious. A senior...

Storm front causes damage in Louisiana, Mississippi

Dec. 27, 2018 8:47 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Damaging winds were followed by drenching rains across much of Louisiana and Mississippi on Thursday, prompting flooding concerns that threatened to move east along with a storm front. A Louisiana woman died when a tree fell through her camper late Wednesday, and nightfall Thursday...