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2 years 2 months ago

Severe storms blast South, Midwest

CLAY, Ala. (AP) -- Two people were killed in the Birmingham, Ala., area as storms pounded the South and Midwest, prompting tornado warnings in a handful of states early Monday. At least one of the areas affected by the storms, which were part of a system that stretched from...

2 years 10 months ago

Tornadoes surprise western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - It's an area of the country known more for winter blizzards than for springtime tornadoes, but central and western Massachusetts is cleaning up today from tornadoes that killed at least four people and injured about 200. The deaths are the first in the state from tornadoes...

2 years 10 months ago

Mayor says rebuilding already under way

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Joplin, Missouri, Mayor Mike Woolston says his city has begun rebuilding. Woolston tells CBS he saw walls going up for a building on Thursday morning. And he says the school system has announced it has begun rebuilding. Woolston also says crews won't stop searching for the...

2 years 11 months ago

On the edge of Tornado Alley

Watching images of destruction from tornadoes in the Southeast United States can make you wonder; could a major tornado happen here? The damage they can do is devastating. Every year tornadoes pop up in Colorado. "We're right on the edge of Tornado Alley," says News First 5 Meteorologist...

3 years 6 months ago

Arizona tornadoes derail train, smash homes

The National Weather Service says two tornadoes touched down in northern Arizona, west of Flagstaff. The first hit Bellemont around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and the second touched down east of the small community a short time later. The tornadoes smashed windows and ripped siding off homes. A parked freight...

3 years 6 months ago

Rain pounds NC as storm moves up the East Coast

Driving rain from a storm system moving up the East Coast has been soaking southeastern North Carolina and prompting worries of flooding and tornadoes. In North Carolina, the National Weather Service says the nearly 21 inches collected in Wilmington since rain started falling Sunday topped Hurricane Floyd's five-day mark...

3 years 7 months ago

Storm that killed 2 in Texas continues north

The remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine have moved north after killing two people in Texas and forcing more than 100 high-water rescues. The storm system also produced several tornadoes. Three tornadoes were reported in Oklahoma as the system moved into that state. A few homes were damaged, a tractor-trailer...

3 years 10 months ago

Fresh snow on Pikes Peak this weekend

What a week! Colorado's seen record high temperatures this week, along with flooding, rain, hail and tornadoes. Next up--snow! The First Alert weather team is predicting lows in the 40s at the lower elevations this weekend, 30s in the higher elevations and snow over the Rampart Range. (Cover your...

3 years 10 months ago

Ohio tornado winds clocked at 165 mph

The National Weather Service says the tornado that killed seven people in northwest Ohio over the weekend had winds of up to 165 mph, was up to 300 yards wide and may have traveled 10 miles. Weather service meteorologist Will Kubina in Cleveland says the tornado was by far...

3 years 10 months ago

Tornadoes touch down in Colorado

It's been an afternoon of severe weather in southeast Colorado. The National Weather Service reports two tornadoes touched down in Baca county. A tornado touched down 3 miles south of Campo and another 6 miles south of Pritchett. Baseball size hail was reported from Campo to south of Pritchett....

3 years 10 months ago

Insurers bracing for Colorado storm claims

Colorado residents and insurance companies are just starting to assess the damage from Wednesday's blast of tornados and thunderstorms, but the bill likely will be big. Carole Walker of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association said Thursday that the larger insurance companies expect the damages to run into the...

3 years 10 months ago

Tornadoes touch down across Oklahoma

Severe weather was forecast to continue sweeping through the South on Thursday, a day after at least a half-dozen tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, causing some damage and power outages but few injuries. The National Weather Service reported tornadoes in mostly sparsely populated areas of central and northern Oklahoma,...

4 years 1 month ago

Tornadoes, baseball-sized hail slam southeast

Twisters struck parts of Arkansas Wednesday night, injuring four people and destroying a handful of homes, as a line of storms marched east. After a daylong watch for possible tornadoes in the region, Emergency Management spokeswoman Renee Preslar said three people suffered major injuries in a tornado that destroyed...

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