Storms Trigger Flooding, Spawn Tornadoes in Southern Plains, Missouri, Arkansas

Severe weather brought flooding and tornadoes that caused damage in parts of Oklahoma, Missouri and other states overnight and into Wednesday afternoon. Flooding was reported in Branson, Missouri, as well as several other areas, including Abilene, Texas, and Bentonville, Arkansas. The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District said several motorists were stranded and had to…

Tornado touches down overnight near Pauls Valley, leaves behind significant damage

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. — A tornado reportedly touched down overnight near Pauls Valley, causing damage to the area. A tornado warning was issued for Garvin and McClain counties at about midnight. According to the Pauls Valley Fire Department, no residents were injured and some horses were hurt. One house was damaged and several barns were…

ORIGINAL COVERAGE: Tornado hits West Texas city, one dead, 80 Injured

Editor’s Note: This article was written on April 19, 1986, following a deadly tornado that devastated the city of Sweetwater. SWEETWATER, Texas (AP) – Two tornadoes spawned by fast-moving thunderstorms hit this west Texas city without warning today, killing at least one person, injuring 80 people and causing millions of dollars in damage, authorities said.…

On this day in 2018, 6 tornadoes ravaged Central Virginia

(WSET) — Thursday marks the third anniversary of the only tornado known to have hit Lynchburg. On April 15, 2018, a tornado developed near Waterlick in Campbell County, then began a more than 20-mile path northward through the city. The tornado produced EF-1 and EF-2 damage across Lynchburg. Timberlake Road, Link Road, Boonsboro and Peakland…

4 tornadoes in Mississippi during weekend storms confirmed. Here’s where they were…

The National Weather Service’s Jackson office on Tuesday confirmed four twisters hit the state Friday night and early Saturday morning. Meteorologist Latrice Maxie said there were no injuries or deaths reported from the tornadoes, although the system did cause some damage to homes and sheds from downed trees. An EF0 touched down just west of…