Tornado News

South Dakota Town Recovering From Tornado Damage

TOWN OF BURKE, S.D. — As a small town in southern South Dakota recovers from a tornado that caused extensive damage and destroyed its civic center, some residents are asking why the community’s warning siren didn’t sound. The EF-1 tornado …

Roof Torn off Cape Cod Hotel, as High Winds, Tornado Strike

YARMOUTH, Mass. — High winds and one radar-confirmed tornado ripped off a hotel roof, downed trees that blocked roads, and knocked out power to thousands on Cape Cod on Tuesday during the peak of tourist season. A tornado struck Yarmouth …

Recovery a Long Process for Victims of Wyoming Tornado

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Sherri Morris was standing in the front yard of what used to be her and her husband’s home in Oriva Hills. There are tractor tire marks in what’s supposed to be the front lawn, half of the …

Dallas Crane Collapse Victim Identified as 29-year-old Woman

DALLAS — Residents in North Texas began to come to grips Monday with the widespread damage left after a sudden thunderstorm bearing near hurricane-strength winds rolled through the area and collapsed a crane onto an apartment complex, killing one person …

Tornadoes and Baseball-Sized Hail Threaten Texas, Oklahoma

A powerful spring storm is bearing down on Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes, flash floods and baseball-sized hail, the National Weather Service said. The system could deliver as much as 5 inches of rain and hurricane-force winds as it sweeps …

Home of the Future Will Withstand Whatever Wild Weather Comes

Breezy Point is beautiful in the summertime, a quaint neighborhood sitting on a slim peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic just south of New York City. In a storm, though, that dreamy setting can become a nightmare. Breezy Point …

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 …

Nebraska Storm Chaser Follows His Dream

Photographer Ryan McGinnis admits he made a serious mistake May 29, 2008, by underestimating the risk while chasing a storm that spawned several Kearney, Neb., tornadoes. He wanted to get in front of the supercell he’d followed from Lexington to …

Central U.S. Severe Weather Kills Two, Causes Extensive Property Damage

At least two people are dead as a strong storm system that included possible tornadoes roared eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake. A man in northeast Arkansas and a …

Meteorology Professor Studies Tornado Fingerprints

Less than a decade ago, Victor Gensini was a student at Northern Illinois University studying meteorology. After earning a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and a master’s degree in geography at NIU, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia …