Latest Tornadoes News

Brothers hope previously capsized Kansas boat floats again

Jun. 22, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

PERRY, Kan. (AP) — The new owners of a Kansas cruise boat are hoping it can float again 40 years after a tornado sank the boat and killed more than a dozen people. A tornado capsized the Whippoorwill paddle boat this month in 1978 on Pomona Lake, killing 16 of the 58 people on board. Brothers Josh and Matt...

2 tornadoes spotted in rural areas as storms sweep Iowa

Jun. 20, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Iowa (AP) — At least a couple of tornadoes have been spotted in Iowa as storms rake the state, including one near the west-central Iowa town of Scranton. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that spotters captured video of a tornado Wednesday afternoon touching down in a rural area near...

A 2nd tornado is confirmed in New Hampshire

Jun. 20, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

BATH, N.H. (AP) — National Weather Service officials say another tornado touched down in northern New Hampshire earlier this week. The agency had previously confirmed a tornado briefly hit Lincoln after seeing a hiker's video of the twister Monday. WMUR -TV reports that another tornado touched down in Bath...

Tornado confirmed in Mississippi town from Monday storm

Jun. 20, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirms no one was injured when a weak tornado briefly touched down in southwest Mississippi on Monday. A preliminary survey on Tuesday shows a twister with top winds of 70 mph (115 kph) struck near Brookhaven just before 3 p.m. during a thunderstorm....

Storms leave many without power, sparks tornado

Jun. 19, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than 10,000 people were still without power Tuesday, a day after strong winds and rain from storms in northern New England sparked a tornado in New Hampshire and razed a historic barn in Vermont. Monday afternoon's thunderstorms in New Hampshire knocked out power to 63,000...

Hospitals built to withstand tornados after Missouri storm

Jun. 18, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri health care company says it has toughened safety requirements for construction at its hospitals since six people died at its facility in Joplin when a massive tornado ripped through the city. Mercyhealth has prioritized securing its new hospitals with storm-resistant materials...

Minnesota residents reflect on tornado 50 years later

Jun. 16, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

TRACY, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota residents are remembering the state's first recorded F5 tornado with 300 mph winds that caused widespread destruction in the southwestern part of the state. The tornado hit the city of Tracy on June 13, 1968. It destroyed dozens of homes, injured 150 and killed nine people,...

National Weather Service confirms 2 Pennsylvania tornadoes

Jun. 14, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — National Weather Service officials confirmed Thursday that two tornadoes touched down late Wednesday in northeast Pennsylvania, causing severe damage to a major commercial district and destroying homes. The National Weather Service in Binghamton, New York, sent teams Thursday to...

Strong Pennsylvania storm damages businesses, overturns cars

Jun. 14, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A strong storm pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging numerous businesses in a shopping plaza, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines. The storm struck the Wilkes-Barre Township shopping plaza late Wednesday night. The area was under a tornado warning at the time....

Weather service confirms 5 Nebraska tornadoes, 1 in Iowa

Jun. 13, 2018 6:42 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that five tornadoes touched down in eastern Nebraska and one in western Iowa but caused little damage. Each spotted during Monday's powerful thunderstorms Monday caused no injuries, only minor damage and was rated EF-0, with winds from 65...