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Tornado destroys homes in weather-battered western Louisiana

Oct. 27, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A tornado touched down in western Louisiana Wednesday, damaging more than a dozen homes in a part of the state still struggling to recover from repeated weather disasters, officials said. The National Weather Service said in a preliminary report...

NWS: 12 tornadoes from Sunday storms in Missouri, Illinois,

Oct. 27, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed 12 tornadoes hit in parts of Missouri, southwestern Illinois and northeast Kansas as severe storms raked the region on Sunday. The two strongest tornadoes were rated EF3, including one that tore through St....

Missouri tornado confirmed as storms swept into Illinois

Oct. 25, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a strong tornado that thrashed the southeastern Missouri city of Fredericktown as strong storms that swept the state and moved into Illinois overnight damaged buildings and knocked out power, but left no serious injuries. ...

Forecasters probe possible tornadoes in Pennsylvania, Ohio

Oct. 22, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Weather Service on Friday planned to survey damage to determine whether tornadoes touched down as storms swept across parts of western Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio. Radar data in Pennsylvania on Thursday night indicated three twisters...

2 tornados confirmed in western Pennsylvania

Oct. 17, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pair of tornados have been confirmed in western Pennsylvania over the weekend, forecasters said. The National Weather Service says an EF-0 tornado with estimated winds up to 85 mph touched down in the town of Shippingport before dawn Saturday. The...

Weather Service confirms seven tornadoes in southwest Kansas

Oct. 15, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — The National Weather Service in Dodge City confirmed Friday that seven tornadoes touched down in southwest Kansas during storms earlier this week. The tornadoes that hit on Tuesday were rated EF-0 to EF-1 strength, with wind speeds mostly between...

North Dakota sees tornadoes in southeast, snow in west

Oct. 14, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota residents experienced a range of weather this week, with rare October tornadoes in the southeastern part of the state, an early season snowstorm in the west and record rainfall in Bismarck. Preliminary reports indicate two tornadoes...

Weather service confirms tornadoes in western Kansas

Oct. 13, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

SHARON SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — Several tornadoes touched down in western Kansas during storms that swept through the state but there were no initial reports of injuries or major damage, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists in Goodland confirmed an EF-0...

No major damage after likely twisters hit Oklahoma City area

Oct. 13, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two likely tornadoes touched down in the Oklahoma City area Wednesday in addition to two other suspected twisters in western Oklahoma as severe storms hit the state, according to the National Weather Service. There are no reports of injuries or...

Weather service: Reported tornado damages truck on freeway

Oct. 11, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

ALEXANDER, Ill. (AP) — A reported tornado has damaged a semi-trailer on Interstate 72 Monday afternoon in central Illinois as a line of storms rumbled across parts of the state. A storm spotter reported seeing a twister cross the freeway near Alexander, said Alex Erwin,...