Latest Tornadoes News

The Latest: 19 people treated at Jefferson City hospitals

May. 23, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Jefferson City hospitals report treating 19 people after a tornado hit the city overnight. Jessica Royston, a spokeswoman for SSM St. Mary's Hospital, said seven people with minor...

Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state

May. 23, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others. The National Weather Service confirmed that the large and destructive tornado moved over Jefferson...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 23, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 'VIOLENT TORNADO' TOUCHES DOWN IN MISSOURI CAPITAL The twister wreaks heavy damage in Jefferson City as severe weather sweeps across the state, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the...

3 deaths in Missouri as tornado strikes state capital

May. 23, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, causing heavy damage in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes. The service reported that a "confirmed...

Runaway barges threaten dam in another day of Midwest storms

May. 23, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two barges broke loose and floated swiftly down the swollen Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma on Wednesday, spreading alarm downstream as they threatened to hit a dam. The emergency was the latest consequence of storms and torrential rains that have ravaged the Midwest, from Texas...

The Latest: Tornadoes move through southwest Missouri towns

May. 23, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local): 10 p.m. Tornadoes have touched down near Joplin, Missouri, on the eighth anniversary of a massive twister that devastated the city and killed 161 people there. Jasper County Emergency Management Director...

National Weather Service: A 'violent tornado' has touched down in Missouri causing possible fatalities, heavy damage

May. 23, 2019 2:30 AM EDT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — National Weather Service: A 'violent tornado' has touched down in Missouri causing possible fatalities, heavy damage.

Missouri, Kansas clean up from latest round of storms

May. 22, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of Missouri and Kansas are cleaning up from severe storms that churned up tornadoes and caused renewed flooding concerns. River levels were again rising Wednesday along rivers and creeks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates that about 50 levees will be overtopped. Earlier...

Edwards seek disaster declaration for April twisters

May. 22, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has asked the White House for a federal disaster declaration for Lincoln, Morehouse and Union parishes. Wednesday's request is for help with recovery from tornadoes in late April that killed two people and caused more than $12 million of damage. The...

Tornado suspected of killing 1, injuring at Iowa farmstead

May. 22, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

ADAIR, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed and another injured by what may have been a tornado that damaged a farmstead in southwest Iowa's Adair County. The Adair County Sheriff's Office says first responders found the body of 74-year-old Linda Brownlee early Wednesday morning at the...