National Weather Service confirms 2 tornadoes hit the Bolivar, Mo. area Thursday

BOLIVAR, Mo. (KY3) – The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes hit the Bolivar, Mo. area Thursday. The two EF1 twisters hit around the noon hour. The first brief tornado hit along Killingsworth Avenue in the southern portion of the Polk County city. The second EF1 tornado hit between Bolivar and Halfway. Multiple witnesses reported…

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…

Homes damaged in Johnson County, Kansas, after reports of tornado touchdown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Severe thunderstorms rolled through the Kansas City area on Monday, spawning at least one brief tornado touchdown that damaged homes and downed fences and tree limbs. The National Weather Service said on Twitter that law enforcement reported a tornado had touched down in rural southeast Johnson County south of Overland Park,…

Small town asks for help replacing tornado siren

RENICK — The town of Renick, Missouri, is asking for financial assistance to replace a tornado siren. Renick lays about five miles south of Moberly and has fewer than 200 residents. The siren, which is the town’s only emergency alert system, broke two years ago. John Muehe, the town’s mayor, said it’s been difficult trying…

Super Tuesday tornado outbreak–12 years later

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – Twelve years ago on Feb. 4, as voters headed to the polls to cast their ballots in the 2008 primaries, 12 tornadoes tore across the state of Arkansas, killing 14 people. The Super Tuesday outbreak laid waste to everything in its path. One EF-4 tornado stayed on the ground for 122…

2-day severe weather outbreak leaves widespread destruction across southern US

Intense winds, flooding downpours and tornadoes left behind a trail of destruction as the first severe weather outbreak of 2020 roared through the southern United States. From Friday morning to Saturday night, the storms turned deadly and left a long recovery process in its wake. During the two-day span, a total of over 650 wind…