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Georgia hospital reviews its response to Alabama tornadoes

Mar. 23, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Officials at a Georgia trauma center are reviewing a day this month that began as a slower-than-usual Sunday and ended in one of its busiest days. Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown received more than 20 patients as a result of the March 3 tornado outbreak in Alabama and Georgia. The...

NWS confirms 16th twister from Alabama outbreak

Mar. 19, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a 16th tornado from an outbreak that left damage across Alabama last week. Forecasters say a small twister with winds of up to 65 mph (105 kph) was on the ground for a little more than 1 mile (1 kilometer) near Ohatchee in Calhoun County....

West Virginia statewide tornado drill is Tuesday

Mar. 18, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials are asking West Virginia families, businesses, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and government agencies to use a statewide tornado test alert to simulate the plan for a real tornado. West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says testing plans...

Groups across US take in dogs, cats after Alabama tornado

Mar. 16, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — People across the nation are helping to find homes for animals evacuated from shelters in an Alabama community that was devastated by a tornado. The twister left 23 dead and dozens of people injured as it roared across the community of Beauregard on March 3. The Humane Society of...

Alabama university marking twister anniversary

Mar. 16, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama university is marking the one-year anniversary of a tornado that caused major damage to its campus last year. Jacksonville State University is planning a series of events this week to coincide with the twister that struck the northeast Alabama campus on March 19, 2018....

Survey: New Mexico tornado traveled path about 15 miles long

Mar. 16, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

DEXTER, N.M. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that destroyed or damaged numerous homes and other structures in the southern New Mexico community of Dexter traveled a path about 15 miles (24 kilometers) long and 150-350 yards (137-319 meters) wide. The weather service's damage survey said...

At least 6 tornadoes confirmed in state

Mar. 16, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed at least six tornados hit Alabama on Thursday. The National Weather Service in Birmingham on Saturday posted ongoing damage survey reports. The number of confirmed tornados could increase as survey crews finish reviewing suspected tornado...

The Latest: Weather service confirms 4 tornadoes in Michigan

Mar. 15, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

VERNON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a powerful storm system moving through the Midwest (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Authorities say four tornadoes touched down in mid-Michigan during a fast-moving storm that swept across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Costello says two tornadoes...

Weather service: 4 tornadoes touched down in mid-Michigan

Mar. 15, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

VERNON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say four tornadoes touched down in mid-Michigan during a fast-moving storm that swept across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Costello says two tornadoes struck Thursday in Shiawassee County. Homes were reported damaged, while power was knocked out to...

Midwest flooding forces evacuations, closing of road, river

Mar. 15, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Flooding in the central U.S. on Friday swamped small towns, forced some residents along waterways to evacuate, threatened to temporarily close a nuclear power plant and shut down stretches of a major river and an interstate highway, foreshadowing a difficult spring flooding season. The...