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Crane Collapses on Dallas Apartment Building, Killing 1, Injuring 6

A construction crane, apparently toppled by high winds, collapsed onto an apartment house in Dallas on Sunday and sliced through five floors of the building, killing at least one person and injuring six others, a city fire and rescue spokesman …

Severe Storm Damages Southern Wisconsin School and Homes

A possible tornado tore roofs from houses and blew down part of an elementary school in the Madison, Wisc., area early Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. No serious injuries were reported. Dane County Emergency Management officials received about 350 …

Connecticut Building Window Falls 20 Stories

Hartford, Conn., officials say it’s lucky no one was hurt when a 20th floor window of the Gold Building was blown out and smashed on the ground. Authorities say it appears high winds blew out the window of the 26-story …

Wind Gusts Uproot Trees in Washington Park

High winds damaged or uprooted at least 14 trees Thursday night in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma. Part of the park was closed Friday for crews to assess the damage and possible safety risks. The National Weather Service says the …

High Winds Damage Industrial Area Near Seattle

A funnel cloud was reported near an industrial area south of Seattle, Wash., Monday morning, and fire officials say high winds damaged the roof of a building as a winter-weight storm that brought record rains and power outages to the …

High Winds Damage Roof of VFW Hall in New Mexico

A 47-mph wind gust peeled back part of the metal roof on a VFW hall in Carlsbad, N.M. About 120 people were playing bingo inside the hall at the time of Thursday night’s storm and all escaped unharmed, although many …

High Winds Rip Brick Facade From Central Indiana Building

Central Indiana police say high winds that swept frigid air and snow showers into Indiana ripped the brick facade from part of a building in downtown Muncie. The Star Press reports that hundreds of bricks littered the sidewalk around the …

Category 2 Hurricane Sandy Exits Cuba on Course for Bahamas: AIR

With maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, Sandy is now a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, up from tropical storm strength at this time yesterday but diminished in strength since its landfall in Cuba late last night, according …

High Winds Cause Pennsylvania Pavilion Collapse

Officials say a pavilion being used for shelter during severe weather collapsed at a central Pennsylvania park, and 10 to 12 people suffered minor injuries, including several children. Authorities say several dozen people attending a baseball game Friday night sought …

Landscaper Killed by Tree in Central Virginia

A tree apparently felled by high winds killed a landscaping worker in Goochland County. The Goochland Sheriff’s Office identified Friday’s victim as 56-year-old Javier Hernandez of Henrico County. He was working with a crew at a residence when the tree …