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Colorado tornado destroys 2 homes, damages other buildings

Jun. 08, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) — A tornado that touched down in a largely rural area of northern Colorado on Monday damaged buildings on seven properties, authorities said. No injuries were reported. Among the structures that were considered destroyed were two homes as well as...

Grants to help cover timber losses from Hurricane Michael

Jun. 06, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As much as $10 million in federal grant money is available to help land owners in 14 counties who lost trees during Hurricane Michael in 2018 and tornadoes that hit east Alabama the following year. The Alabama Forestry Commission said private,...

Neighbors rally to rebuild woman's home damaged by tornado

Jun. 06, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Workers shuffled in and out of Christy Ward’s future house, piecing together a new home for the single mother of two who was displaced when a tornado tore apart her mobile home. In the storms that passed through the Lakelands and Upstate on May...

'I was lucky': Tornado crushes Oneida County barn, kills cow

Jun. 05, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

LEE CENTER, N.Y. (AP) — An Oneida County family says it has no plans to rebuild a more than 100-year-old barn destroyed this week by a small tornado. Vernie Pritchard tells syracuse.com she was beginning her evening chores Thursday when she looked outside and saw the...

NC meteorologist retires after nearly 30 years at ABC11

May. 29, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Chris Hohmann’s vibe as he slides into retirement is a lot like his vibe on air: easy-going, but resolute. Nothing “triggered” his decision to leave his post as ABC11’s chief meteorologist, he said, as he readied for Friday, his last day...

Crews clearing tornado damage in Black Hills National Forest

May. 27, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says crews are working to clear roads and trails in the southern Black Hills which are blocked by debris from weekend tornadoes. The National Weather Services in Rapid City has confirmed two tornadoes traveled across many...

Weather service confirms tornadoes in Nebraska, Kansas

May. 27, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

BENKELMAN, Neb. (AP) — Residents in southwestern Nebraska and northwestern Kansas were checking for damage Thursday, a day after strong storms raked the region and spawned at least two tornadoes in mostly uninhabited parts of each state, the National Weather Service confirmed. ...

First responders credited with saving lives in Selden storm

May. 26, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

SELDEN, Kan. (AP) — First responders are being credited with saving lives after sirens failed before a tornado hit the northwest Kansas town of Selden. Sirens initially sounded but a power outage caused them to fail just moments before the tornado hit the town Monday...

Tornado hits northwest Kansas town; no serious injuries

May. 25, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

SELDEN, Kan. (AP) — A tornado caused lots of property damage, but no serious injuries, in the northwestern Kansas town of Selden as strong storms raked the area, the National Weather Service said. Sheridan County officials reported the tornado hit around 6:30 p.m....

Santa Fe schools shelter in place due to weather warning

May. 17, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Public Schools are sheltering in place after a warning of severe weather. The shelter-in-place order went out around 1:40 p.m. Monday as thunder, rain and hail pummeled the area, district spokesman Cody Dynarski said in a text message. ...