Latest Tornadoes News

Owners of candle factory damaged in tornado plan expansion

Jun. 23, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

The company that operated a Kentucky candle factory leveled by a deadly winter tornado plans to ramp up production with a $33 million investment at a nearby plant, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. Mayfield Consumer Products LLC, a maker of candles and other home fragrance...

Residents in storm-damaged Castlewood still recovering

Jun. 16, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

CASTLEWOOD, S.D. (AP) — Residents of a small community in northeastern South Dakota are still recovering from a wave of destructive storms a month ago. Piles of debris and broken tree limbs sit on the edge of town in Castlewood, a community of about 600 near Watertown. Some homes...

Tornado, storms cause structural damage, power outages

Jun. 16, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) — Powerful storms that included at least one tornado took down power lines and trees, damaged structures, toppled semis on the interstate and left tens of thousands without electricity in parts of Wisconsin. In western Wisconsin, a tornado damaged barns and...

Tornado spotted in west central Wisconsin amid heat wave

Jun. 15, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A confirmed tornado that left debris in its wake was spotted in two west central Wisconsin communities Wednesday, the National Weather Service at La Crosse said. A tornado spotted in Tomah was described as “large and extremely dangerous” and debris has...

Strong winds did about $10 million damage in Riley County

Jun. 13, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Straight line winds that reached up to 100 mph caused nearly $10 million in damage in Riley County during the weekend, the National Weather Service said. The weather service in Topeka said Monday the winds were equivalent to an EF1 tornado but did not have...

Kansas storms damage sorority, cancel outdoor symphony event

Jun. 12, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Strong winds and storms forced crowds who gathered in a rural Kansas field for a symphony performance to evacuate and damaged a sorority house at Kansas State University. About half a dozen tornado warnings were issued Saturday evening in eastern Kansas, The...

Governor marks six-month anniversary of Kentucky tornadoes

Jun. 10, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

From the front porch of a newly built home, a western Kentucky town devastated by a tornado six months ago celebrated another milestone in its recovery on Friday — part of a massive relief effort that Gov. Andy Beshear hailed as representing "the best of America." Three families...

South Dakota asks for disaster declaration for May 12 storms

Jun. 10, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday requested a presidential disaster declaration as the result of damage from a May 12 storm system that included tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. The request is meant to pave the way for federal funding to help...

Two weak tornadoes cause minor damage in central Indiana

Jun. 09, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two weak tornadoes struck communities in east central Indiana, causing minor damage to a school, a fire station and other buildings, the National Weather Service said Thursday. An EF-1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 100 mph (160.9 kilometers per hour)...

Meijer facility hit by storm as workers heed tornado warning

Jun. 08, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

TIPP CITY, Ohio (AP) — A Meijer distribution center in western Ohio was heavily damaged Wednesday evening as employees inside heeded tornado warnings and sought shelter, authorities said. Joel Smith, director of the Miami County Emergency Management Agency, said nobody was injured...