Latest Tornadoes News

Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Jul. 15, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans from catastrophic flooding, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean." Although Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm Sunday...

The Latest: Louisiana governor 'grateful' storm wasn't worse

Jul. 14, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Louisiana's governor says he is "extremely grateful" that Tropical Depression Barry did not cause the disastrous floods that had earlier been forecast. In a news conference Sunday evening, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Barry's rains could...

Barry's flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

Jul. 14, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages. Though the system was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday...

The Latest: National Guard trying to rescue family of 5

Jul. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): ___ 11:40 p.m. Authorities are trying to rescue a family of five who are trapped by high water in a south Louisiana home. KTBS-TV reports that the family was trapped Saturday night in the town of Franklin. The Shreveport television station reports...

Pregnant woman, son die after car swept away in heavy rains

Jul. 12, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

BOYERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A series of storms socked the Northeast with heavy rains and strong winds, causing the deaths of a 9-year-old boy and his pregnant mother whose car was swept away by floodwaters while she was on the phone with emergency officials. The rain started falling Thursday and continued...

Missouri insurers estimate $139M in insured tornado damage

Jul. 11, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's insurance department says insured losses from tornadoes that struck the state this year are estimated to hit at least $139 million. The state Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration on Thursday released claim data provided by...

Flooding swamps New Orleans; possible hurricane coming next

Jul. 10, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A storm swamped New Orleans streets and paralyzed traffic Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather was on the way: a possible hurricane that could strike the Gulf Coast and raise the Mississippi River to the brim of the city's protective levees. The storm was associated with an...

Italy struck with orange-size hail, tornado and beach fire

Jul. 10, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Hail the size of oranges has injured 18 people in an Italian Adriatic city, while a blaze in Sicily forced beachgoers to flee. The Italian news agency ANSA quoted Pescara hospital emergency room officials as saying that Wednesday's hailstorm caused cuts requiring sutures and bruises, especially...

Trump approves 2nd disaster declaration for Missouri

Jul. 9, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted Missouri a second federal disaster declaration in response to damage from tornadoes and flooding throughout the state. Trump on Tuesday approved federal assistance for 20 Missouri counties hit by severe weather since April 29. Missouri had asked...

Tornado that hit Missouri capital damaged over 600 buildings

Jul. 8, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — New figures show that more than 600 homes, businesses and government buildings were damaged by a tornado that tore through Missouri's capital city earlier this year. A report released jointly by Jefferson City and Cole County on Monday says the May 22 tornado damaged 516...