Tennessee tornadoes join record-breaking list of billion-dollar natural disasters in 2020

The two deadly tornadoes that struck Tennessee in March are among the record-breaking billion-dollar natural disasters of 2020 in the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2020 State of Climate report. In 2020, there were 22 disasters across the nation where damage totaled more than $1 billion, according to NOAA. The…

Trotwood tornado survivors get chance to become homeowners

Several organizations are coming together to build houses for families that have been displaced by the Memorial Day tornadoes and want to return to their Trotwood neighborhoods. The Trotwood Community Improvement Corporation, in conjunction with the Miami Valley Long Term Recovery Group and others, will take damaged properties and vacant lots throughout the area to…

Los Angeles is riskiest US county but New Yorkers should beware tornadoes

Los Angeles county is the riskiest county in the US, according to a new Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) index which considers 18 kinds of natural disasters, from earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes to floods, volcanoes and tsunamis. The National Risk Index spotlights places long known as danger spots, like Los Angeles, but some places highlighted…

Two rare tornadoes hit Northern California

Two tornadoes touched down in Tehama County on Monday afternoon, causing tree and power line damage but no fatalities, according to the National Weather Service. The first tornado hit the western edge of Corning at 1:34 p.m., said Idamis Del Valle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. The centrifugal force knocked down…

Weather Service tells Congress radar gaps don’t hurt warning accuracy, but outside scientists disagree

Weather forecasters around the country strive to warn communities in advance of every tornado that touches down, each flash flood that is about to occur and each winter weather event. One of the most reliable and costly tools at a meteorologist’s disposal for issuing watches and warnings is a network of 159 Doppler radars across…

Remembering the tornado outbreak of 2002

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – 18 years have passed since the devastation of November 10th, 2002, but many residents still have vivid memories of the day. 64 tornadoes touched down across 6 states over a 3 day period, with 14 of those twisters happening in Mississippi and Alabama. Three of those impacted Lowndes County. One of…