Tornadoes

A car overturned by a tornado lays smashed on top of a street pole in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba's capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Habana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
January 28, 2019 - 3:59 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Neighborhood brigades and teams of government workers hacked at fallen trees and hauled chunks of concrete out of collapsed homes Monday as the Cuban capital attempted to recover from what officials called the strongest tornado to hit Cuba in nearly 80 years. Three people were dead...
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People stand around a car that was overturned by a tornado in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba's capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Habana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
January 28, 2019 - 12:56 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Cuba's deadly weather (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A government meteorologist says the tornado that struck Havana was a Category F3, with winds between 155 and 199 miles per hour. Miguel Angel Hernandez of the Cuban Center for Meteorology says tornados are unusual...
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Workers cut limbs from a downed tree Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Port Orchard, Wash., where a tornado touched down Tuesday. A National Weather Service storm damage survey team was working elsewhere in the neighborhood to assess the damage. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
December 19, 2018 - 5:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A National Weather Service storm team is surveying the damage in a town west of Seattle where an extremely rare, strong tornado blew through a neighborhood. The twister touched down Tuesday afternoon in Port Orchard, Washington. It tore roofs off homes, shattered windows and toppled...
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December 05, 2018 - 10:15 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A new study says a rare fire tornado that raged during the deadly fire this summer in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere. The study in the Geophysical Research...
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Russ Noel, owner of Country Classic Cars, looks at one of the damaged cars, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Country Classic Cars near Staunton, Ill. A suspected tornado ripped through the business destroying two buildings and damaging more than 100 cars. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
December 03, 2018 - 8:56 pm
Central Illinois residents on Monday continued assessing the damage after rare December tornadoes, including one that was a half-mile-wide, injured at least 20 people. The severe weather in Illinois was part of a line of thunderstorms that raked areas of the central U.S. late Friday and into...
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Steven Tirpak cleans debris from the remains of his two-story home in Taylorville, Ill., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Tirpak and his infant were not home when the storm struck. The National Weather Service says multiple tornadoes touched down in central Illinois, damaging dozens of structures and injuring multiple people. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP)
December 02, 2018 - 1:50 pm
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Residents in central Illinois are assessing damage from rare December tornadoes that ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people. The Springfield Journal Register reports the National Weather Service sent crews Sunday to survey the hardest-hit...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2014, file photo, Dustin Shaw lifts debris as he searches through what is left of his sister's house at Parkwood Meadows neighborhood after a tornado in Vilonia, Ark. A new study finds that tornado activity is generally shifting eastward to areas just east of the Mississippi River that are more vulnerable such as Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee. And it's going down in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
October 17, 2018 - 6:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren't quite certain why. Tornado activity is increasing most in Mississippi...
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In this undated photo provided by Amber Radney, 11-year-old Sarah Radney poses for a photo at her school, in Grady County near Cairo, Ga. Sarah Radney died during Hurricane Michael. In what could only be described as a freak accident, authorities say Michael's powerful winds lifted a carport high into the air and slammed it back down on the house. When it landed, one of the legs tore through the roof, fatally striking the 11-year-old girl in the head. (Amber Radney via AP)
October 11, 2018 - 8:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — By all accounts, Sarah Radney was safe inside her grandparents' home when Hurricane Michael roared into southwest Georgia. If the family feared anything, it was probably falling trees — not a carport next to the house. In what could only be described as a freak accident, authorities...
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Emergency responders, police and firefighters search for a missing boy who disappeared beneath the water of a retention pond while playing with friends on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Harrison, Wis. The boy was found, alive, in an air pocket beneath a manhole cover about thirty feet from the place he went missing. (Wm. Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 3:39 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy sucked into a flooded Wisconsin storm sewer was saved when an eagle-eyed firefighter saw the boy's fingers pop through an opening in a manhole cover. The astonishing rescue Tuesday evening came as storms pounded the southern half of the state and southeastern...
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August 22, 2018 - 10:56 am
BROCKWAY, Pa. (AP) — Weather officials say a tornado touched down in western Pennsylvania, but no injuries were reported. The National Weather Service office in Pittsburgh says Tuesday's EF-1 tornado was confirmed in Jefferson County just south of Brockway packing winds of 85 to 95 mph. The tornado...
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