EF-0 Tornado Confirmed in DeSoto, 30 Homes Damaged

A powerful storm blew through North Texas early Tuesday, spawning an EF-0 tornado that touched down near DeSoto, the National Weather Service says. National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Fox toured a damaged DeSoto neighborhood Tuesday afternoon and estimated the winds there reached 85 miles per hour. “It is a very narrow, but very intentional path,”…

Uniontown tornado destroyed 22 buildings, displaces 64 people, officials say

Many homes affected by Thursday’s rare tornado in Uniontown have been cleared for residents to return, officials said Monday. But 22 buildings were destroyed and nine more were heavily damaged, said Thomas Perez, operations coordinator for The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services unit. In total, 218 structures sustained some level of damage — 73 with…

Storms damage homes in DeSoto, Johnson County

GODLEY, Texas – Early morning storms caused damage in parts of North Texas, especially in Dallas and Johnson counties. Video from SKY 4 showed lots of roof damage and fences blown over in DeSoto off Nora Lane, just north of DeSoto High School. FOX 4 Meteorologist Evan Andrews suspects the neighborhood was hit by strong…

North Texas Rocked by Powerful Storms; 2 Injured in Johnson County

Several homes were destroyed and at least two people were hospitalized after severe storms rolled through Johnson County, Texas, early Tuesday morning. The damaging storms rolled through the county, just south of Fort Worth, at about 3:40 a.m. CST, but the National Weather Service did not issue severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings. The worst of…

Researchers see shift in tornado activity

Joplin’s corner of the country could be in line to be rid of an unsettling image. Ask an average American to describe our national landscape, east to west, and the answer might look something like this. The ocean, small mountains, Tornado Alley, tall mountains, desert, the other ocean. Now tornado researchers argue that the list…

Uniontown neighborhood working to clean up after tornado rips through area Thursday

A tornado ripped through Uniontown Thursday evening, damaging dozens of homes and leaving streets littered with full roofs and walls, uprooted trees and downed utility poles. Two young children and their mother were trapped in a trailer in the area of Reppert Boulevard for about 20 minutes before a family member and a neighbor cleared…

NWS Confirms EF1 Tornado In Uniontown

UNIONTOWN (KDKA) – Severe weather rolled through western Pennsylvania Thursday night, which caused heavy damage in Fayette County. Gallatin Avenue in Uniontown was hit particularly hard. Now, the National Weather Service has confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down, which had winds up to 105 mph. It’s the first tornado recorded in the month of February…

Waterspout moves to land, making it Eureka area’s first tornado since 1998

A waterspout over Humboldt Bay made its way onto land on Thursday, Jan. 25, turning it into Eureka County’s first tornado since 1998, the National Weather Service said. The waterspout developed around 4:40 p.m. and moved its way through the Woodley Island Marina, dissipating about a minute later. Security cameras captured the waterspout blasting through…