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In an Old School Bus, Tornado Survivors Find Some Comfort

OPELIKA, Ala. — Witnessing survivors wear the same clothing days after the March 3 tornadoes, Kaitlyn Willing felt spiritually led to convert her mobile boutique business into the Tornado Relief Clothing Bus. “Although the storm did not personally affect our …

Tornadoes Damage Alabama Town, Florida Panhandle Properties

Homes, businesses, government offices and churches were among the buildings badly damaged or demolished when tornadoes struck central Alabama over the weekend. The severe weather hit Saturday and another tornado was reported later that evening at an air base in …

Rare Washington State Tornado Strongest Since 1986

An extremely rare tornado that touched down west of Seattle was the strongest to hit Washington state since 1986, the National Weather Service said Wednesday. A Weather Service storm team surveyed the damage just south of Port Orchard, Washington, and …

60 Buildings Deemed Unsafe in Tornado Stricken Iowa Town

City officials in central Iowa have designated about 60 structures as unsafe following a July tornado that damaged about 2,000 buildings. The properties in Marshalltown now have small red posters that say “Dangerous building – do not occupy,” The Times-Republican …

Stunned Iowa Town Residents Say They Will Rebuild After Tornado

With the scope of the devastation still sinking in, business owners and residents of the central Iowa city of Marshalltown on Friday began picking up bricks from collapsed buildings, dragging away downed trees and trying to return to the lives …

Tornadoes Damage Homes in Southeast U.S.

Severe storms that spawned tornadoes damaged homes and downed trees as they moved across the Southeast on Monday night. Forecasters warned that the storms could threaten more than 29 million people, raising the risk of powerful tornadoes, damaging winds and …

10 Tulsa Businesses Condemned Following Tornado Damage

Ten businesses in a Tulsa, Okla., shopping district were so badly damaged by a weekend tornado that they have been condemned, including the TGI Fridays and Whataburger restaurants where several people were injured, city officials said Monday. Notices posted by …

Tornadoes Cut Trail of Destruction in East Texas

Severe storms including tornadoes have swept through several small towns in East Texas, leaving a trail of overturned vehicles, mangled trees and damaged homes. Authorities believe as many as five people were killed and dozens injured, though they were still …

Tornadoes Suspected of Causing Damage Southwest of Houston

Tornadoes are suspected of damaging homes and injuring people Tuesday southwest of Houston, Texas, as a strong storm system moved quickly across much of the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Overpeck said agency teams were inspecting damage in three …

Tornadoes Cause Damage, Injuries in Southern Louisiana

The tornadoes that struck southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday injured about 20 people, destroyed homes and businesses, flipped cars and trucks, and left about 10,000 customers without power, but no deaths were reported, the governor said. Gov. John Bel Edwards took …