Tornado

DENVER  | Fires menace US West, tornado touches Colorado wildfire site

DENVER  — An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in the heart of Colorado ski country destroyed three homes and forced people to flee, authorities said Thursday. Elsewhere in Colorado, a rare high-elevation tornado touched down at the site of another wildfire Thursday but apparently caused little damage and had no effect on the … Continue reading DENVER  | Fires menace US West, tornado touches Colorado wildfire site

North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Aid for Guilford and Rockingham Residents Affected by Tornado

RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a federal disaster declaration to help tornado victims in Guilford and Rockingham counties was approved today by President Donald Trump.  The declaration means people recovering from the April 15 storm will be able to apply for low-interest federal loans or grants to help them repair … Continue reading North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Aid for Guilford and Rockingham Residents Affected by Tornado

CHARLOTTE, N.C | Spring storm spawns tornado that kills 1, dumps heavy snow

CHARLOTTE, N.C | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — As Minnesota began digging out from a mid-April snowstorm, one North Carolina city was cleaning up the damage Monday from a deadly tornado spawned from the same vast storm system that pushed across the U.S. and ended with drenching rains in the Northeast. The National Weather Service … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | Spring storm spawns tornado that kills 1, dumps heavy snow

Sheriff: At least 20 injured when tornado hits trailer park

CHICAGO/May 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) tornado — At least 20 people were injured when a tornado hit a mobile home park Tuesday near a small town in western Wisconsin, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told KSTP-TV. The tornado damaged the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park north of Chetek. The National Weather Service reported a touchdown in … Continue reading Sheriff: At least 20 injured when tornado hits trailer park

3 Texas deaths underscore the dangers of storm chasing

DALLAS (AP)(STL.News) — As a powerful storm system swept across Texas, storm chasers raced to record its fury and witness a tornado. But one such pursuit ended tragically when three men were killed as their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads. An SUV containing two storm chasers working under contract to The Weather Channel ran … Continue reading 3 Texas deaths underscore the dangers of storm chasing

Hundreds of homes damaged in tornado-laden Midwest storm

KANSAS CITY, MO/March 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Mark and Jennifer Swartz moved into their first home in November. On Tuesday, only a section of floor was left of their three-bedroom, two-bath house in Oak Grove, Missouri, after a storm system that dropped more than 30 tornadoes across the Midwest tore it apart. “It’s all we … Continue reading Hundreds of homes damaged in tornado-laden Midwest storm

Outreach Continues Following Deadly Perry County Tornado

March 2, 2017 (STL.News) Efforts continue to help the victims recover from Tuesday night’s deadly tornado in Perry County, Missouri. Governor Eric Greitens toured the storm damage on Wednesday.  Following the tour, Greitens posted a message on his Facebook page: You can look at a situation like this and see people who suffered, people who … Continue reading Outreach Continues Following Deadly Perry County Tornado

Deadly Tornado Rips Through Southeast Missouri

March 1, 2017 (STL.News) The severe weather forecasted by the National Weather Service on Tuesday became a tragic reality in southeast Missouri. On Tuesday night a powerful tornado swept through Perry County Missouri, leaving at least one person dead. Hank Voelker, director of the Perry County Emergency Management Agency, detailed the devastation during a pre-dawn … Continue reading Deadly Tornado Rips Through Southeast Missouri