Tornado News

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 …

Rare August Tornado Sends 30 to Hospital in Tulsa

A rare late summer tornado smashed into a shopping district of Tulsa, Okla., early Sunday just hours after it was packed with people, sending more than two dozen people to hospitals including two with life-threatening injuries, many of them from …

Top 10 States With Most Tornado Claims: State Farm

Tornado and high winds are some of the most destructive forces of nature. While tornadoes are frequent in the Great Plains, South, and Midwest, there is no state in the country that isn’t at risk. Insurance helps policyholders to recover …

Meteorologists Confirm EF 2 Tornado in Southern Georgia City

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado hit Valdosta and led to a building collapse and additional damage in the south Georgia city. Meteorologists in Tallahassee said in a report that an EF2 tornado touched down in south Valdosta …

Federal Aid Given to Alabama Town to Rebuild After Twister

A town near Birmingham, Ala., is getting federal money to help rebuild its fire department after a tornado. Congressman Spencer Bachus says the Kimberly Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant totaling $50,825. The money will go to purchase …

Storm Season a Reminder of the Benefits of Building Stronger Homes

A Burnet County home that was picked up and carried 100 yards by a tornado last month, was reinforced according to its owner, Trenton Ashworth. The National Weather System reported that the EF-2 tornado that hit the Texas county on …

Helmet and Tennis Shoes Recommended Gear in a Tornado

With severe weather on the way, it’s important to have a plan. A Kansas State University climatologist says that plan should include an emergency kit, including a helmet and tennis shoes. “The best warning in the world with the most …

Alabama City to Examine Why Emergency Alert System Failed

Emergency officials are trying to learn why Tuscaloosa’s emergency alert system failed to warn people of a tornado that struck parts of the city and county. The EF-1 twister struck the Alabama community on Monday night. The Tuscaloosa News reports …

Tornado-Stricken Arkansas County Gets Disaster Declaration

President Barack Obama has approved a major disaster declaration for an Arkansas county hit hardest by a tornado that killed 15 people. Gov. Mike Beebe and the state’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency designated Faulkner …