National Weather Service: Initial reports indicate Shattuck tornado rated EF-1

SHATTUCK, Okla. – Residents in one Oklahoma community are cleaning up after severe storms moved through the state on Wednesday. On Wednesday evening, severe storms crossed the Oklahoma border and brought strong winds and damaging hail to communities across western Oklahoma. The Sooner State also saw the first tornado of the season when a funnel…

National Weather Service assesses Simpsonville tornado damage, residents remain without power

The National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg said a severe thunderstorm Sunday night produced a tornado and winds of 100 mph in Simpsonville. The tornado touched down in a residential area a half mile east of West Georgia Road near Brittle Creek Lane and traveled northeast through more subdivisions off Marker Road, the National Weather Service said.…

Deadly severe weather outbreak spawns dozens of tornadoes in South

At least eight people are dead, including two children, after severe weather, including tornadoes, slammed communities across the South over the weekend. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency and met the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) on Sunday to report on the damage across the state. Officials say that 17 counties are…

Updated: 3 tornadoes confirmed in Pa., including EF-2 with path of 16 miles

Sunday night’s storms produced tornadoes in at least three Pennsylvania counties, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS confirmed tornadoes in Union County, Warren County and Columbia County as of Tuesday morning, with officials still surveying damage in other areas. All information is preliminary. Union County tornado In Union County, which is south of…

Tornado Confirmed

WARREN, Pa. — Sunday’s storm generated an EF-2 tornado that carved up about 16 miles of Warren County, particularly at Carter Lumber in Starbrick, Pa. On Monday afternoon, Warren County officials and visitors from the National Weather Service in State College evaluated the damage left by the storm. “We’re here to take a look at…

A tornado destroyed the only fire department in a Mississippi community

(CNN)The only volunteer fire department in Hamilton, a small community in Monroe County, Mississippi, was destroyed in this weekend’s devastating tornadoes. The tornado hit Monroe County on Saturday night, said CNN meteorologist Gene Norman. It was one of about six tornadoes to hit the state this weekend. One person in Monroe was killed and 10…

Cincinnati is no stranger to deadly April tornadoes. Could an outbreak happen again?

Every April, Greater Cincinnati remembers two deadly anniversaries. The tornado outbreaks in April 1974 that hit Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, and the Blue Ash and Montgomery tornado in April 1999 killed hundreds and destroyed huge swathes of our communities. The two storm systems are etched in the minds of the community, but April is only…

April 11, 1965 – Indiana’s deadliest tornado outbreak; The Palm Sunday outbreak

April 11, 1965 – It was 54 years ago today the deadliest tornado outbreak in state history occurred. Sadly, 137 Hoosiers died as 10 tornadoes crossed 18 counties in only a matter of a few hours. In all, 37 tornadoes touched down in six states, killing 258 and injuring 3,000. The historical image of the…