Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms spread damage across central Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Tracy as severe weather swept across the state. The NWS confirmed the latest tornado following a preliminary damage survey. Tornadoes were also confirmed near Melcher-Dallas, Lacona and southeast of De Soto in Badger Creek State Park. Heavy rains…

Tornado hits Luxembourg, injuring 19, damages 100 homes

A rare tornado injured 19 people, two of them severely, in Luxembourg, while 15 soccer players were injured by a lightning strike in southern Germany as unseasonal storms hit northern Europe late Friday. The tornado in the southwestern Luxembourg communities of Pettingen and Kaerjeng left a path of destruction that made up to 100 homes…

Tornadoes tear through Amsterdam and Luxembourg

Tornadoes touched down across Western Europe on Friday, bringing scary scenes more typical of Kansas. A damaging tornado hit Luxembourg while a menacing twister also sliced through Amsterdam. Watch the tornado shown in the video above as it tears across Amsterdam’s Oosterdok Basin Friday evening, frightening residents and tourists caught on or near the water…

Tornado reported near Henning

A report of a tornado touching down near Henning at 2:22 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, had Wadena County on high alert as it appeared the storm was headed northeast towards Wadena this afternoon. Henning police/fire chief Mike Helle said a tornado touched down about 2 miles south of Henning, in Otter Tail County, damaging crops…