Latest Tornadoes News

Overnight storm hits Arizona with tornadoes, snow, rain

Nov. 29, 2019 11:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Some Phoenix residents were roused before dawn Friday not by shopping deals, but extremely gusty weather. A wintry storm packed an unexpected punch overnight up and down Arizona, delivering snow, rain and in Phoenix’s case — tornado warnings. Crews around town spent the morning...

Powerful storm interrupts nation’s busiest travel weekend

Nov. 29, 2019 11:55 PM EST

A powerful storm making its way east from California is causing major disruptions during the year’s busiest travel weekend, as forecasters warned that intensifying snow and ice could thwart millions of people across the country hoping to get home after Thanksgiving. The storm caused the death of at least...

Possible tornadoes strike parts of Mississippi, Louisiana.

Nov. 28, 2019 6:46 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Residents in northeast Louisiana and central Mississippi were cutting up fallen pine trees and assessing damage Wednesday after tornadoes hit the region. Officials in Mississippi said eight to 10 houses were damaged in Star, a fringe suburb southeast of Jackson. Trees for a time...

Tornadoes, damaging winds in forecast for parts of US

Nov. 26, 2019 1:31 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Forecasters say severe thunderstorms and a few tornadoes are possible Tuesday in areas along the Mississippi River Valley. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says northeast Arkansas, southeast Missouri and extreme western Tennessee are at the greatest risk of severe...

Greensburg’s ‘green’ rebuild considered a mixed success

Nov. 23, 2019 11:02 AM EST

GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A dozen years after a tornado nearly wiped out Greensburg, city leaders acknowledge that the decision to rebuild as “the greenest community in America” has been a mixed success. The E-5 tornado on May 4, 2007, killed 11 people and destroyed most of the town. City,...

Jefferson City tornado claims reach more than $170 million

Nov. 22, 2019 12:14 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State insurance officials say Jefferson City residents made more than $170 million in insurance claims after a tornado hit the city on May 22. KMIZ reports Missouri Department of Insurance data shows insurers paid out more than $122 million for those claims. The data shows most...

All but 1 tornado-damaged store now open in Richmond mall

Nov. 4, 2019 7:29 AM EST

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana shopping mall damaged by a June tornado has now reopened all but one of its storm-tossed stores. Nine stores had remained closed when the Richmond Mall reopened in early July about two weeks after a tornado swept the 391,000-square-foot mall with winds of up to 85...

Tornado confirmed as source of NJ Halloween night damage

Nov. 3, 2019 3:21 PM EST

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — Weather authorities have confirmed that it was a tornado that damaged homes and vehicles in northern New Jersey on Halloween night. The National Weather Service says the EF-1 tornado in Morris County touched down in Harding Township shortly before 12:30 a.m. Friday packing winds up to...

Storms kill 2, knock out power, downs trees on East Coast

Nov. 1, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Storms that began on Halloween killed at least two people, caused flooding, downed trees and power lines and damaged homes across the Northeast on Friday. By Friday afternoon, the number of people without power in the Northeast was starting to creep down, but still more than 450,000...

The Latest: Body of swept-away driver found in New York

Nov. 1, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the severe weather that hit the eastern United States (all times local): 3 p.m. A driver swept away by flood waters in New York was found dead, and more than 241,000 customers are still without power after a night of heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 70 mph (110 kph)....