Tornado News

Severe Weather Threat Moves East After Tornadoes Hit Texas

PASADENA, Texas (AP) — A winter storm that brought severe weather to the Gulf Coast and wintry precipitation to the north was headed east Wednesday, a day after tornadoes caused widespread damage in the Houston area and injured three people …

Major Winter Storms Dump on California, Upper Midwest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Major winter storms continued to dump on California and a stretch of the Upper Midwest on Wednesday, with heavy rain on the West Coast and heavy snow in the north-central states — as a possible tornado damaged …

Smith Island Leans on Faith, Neighbors in Tornado Cleanup

SMITH ISLAND, Md. (AP) — The aftermath of the tornado that struck Smith Island is still visible two months after it carved a destructive path through the sparsely populated Chesapeake Bay archipelago. The EF1 tornado began as a waterspout that …

Arizona: Tornado Damages Homes, Power Lost in Dust Storms

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — Up to 10 homes were damaged after a tornado touched down in northern Arizona Monday while around Phoenix, dust storms caused downed power lines, fires and cut power to thousands, authorities said. The National Weather Service …

Frustrating Recovery Could be Hurricane Harbinger for South

EUTAW, Ala. (AP) — There’s not much in Greene County, a place that stands out even in impoverished west Alabama for its neediness. So the tornado that settled down upon one of its most densely populated areas, a housing community …

Tornado, Storms Cause Structural Damage, Power Outages

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 …

Has the Re/Insurance Industry Missed a Major North American Risk?

The United States remains the largest peak peril risk area in the global re/insurance market and accounts for the bulk of the reinsurance that’s traded. Over the past few years, though, we’ve seen more risk transfer transactions that account for …

2 Dead; Northern Michigan Town Cleans Up from Rare Tornado

Roofs and walls on a busy business stretch were turned to tangled rubble. Mobile homes were destroyed. Tornadoes are so uncommon in northern Michigan that Gaylord doesn’t have a siren system to warn people about hazardous weather. The town of …

Tornado Rips Through Kansas, Causes Severe Damage

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A tornado that barreled through parts of Kansas destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes and buildings, injured several people and left more than 15,000 people without power, officials said Saturday. More than 1,000 buildings were affected …

Amazon Warehouse Collapse Probe Finds Worker Safety Risks

U.S. regulators are calling on Amazon to improve its procedures for dealing with severe weather like hurricanes and tornadoes that could threaten workers at its warehouses dotted across the country. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday sent a …