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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Weak tornado touches down briefly on Indianapolis' SE side

    The National Weather Service says a weak tornado damaged several buildings and stacked two automobiles on top of each other in Indianapolis. The weather service says the EF-1 tornado struck the city's southeast side Saturday night, touching down for...
  • After 3 decades, memories of tornadoes still fresh for many

    Chris Sterling, who was a 21-year-old firefighter on the day of the biggest tornado outbreak in Pennsylvania's long history, recounts those overwhelming hours of chaos, fear and awe "Earlier in the day, it was very hot and humid. It was a beautiful day....
  • 4 more bodies found after Texas flooding

    Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms that continue to submerge highways and flood homes. At least 28 people have been killed nationwide in the...
  • Latest on flooding: Obama signs Texas disaster declaration

    11:30 p.m. (CDT) President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Texas after severe flooding this week. The White House said Obama declared that he ordered federal aid to supplement other recovery efforts in the area affected by severe...
  • Hutchinson cites emergency in 5 more counties due to floods

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson added five counties to an emergency declaration Friday after a helicopter tour of areas hard-hit by floods. Arkansas has suffered through tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and high water through May, including a twister that killed a...
  • Latest on flooding: Body pulled from Houston Ship Channel

    10:45 p.m. (CDT) The U.S. Coast Guard says a body has been recovered from the Houston Ship Channel. Officials say the body was spotted in the water Thursday night. The body has not been identified, but officials believe it may be that of an 87-year-...
  • Crawford County hit hard by tornadoes since 1900

    The air over Crawford County is a battleground each late spring and early summer that may spawn tornadoes, according to meteorologists. It's the county's relatively flat terrain combined with unstable air above that may stoke thunderstorms into...
  • Heavy rains in Texas, Oklahoma fuel hope for California drought relief

    Heavy rains in Texas, Oklahoma fuel hope for California drought relief
    Look east, California. Five years of extreme drought have come to a dramatic end in Texas and Oklahoma as a month of heavy rains has replenished reservoirs, dampened parched soil across both states and unleashed floodwaters on vulnerable residents....
  • SW Ohio city hit by tornado doesn't use warning sirens

    The southwest Ohio city hit by a tornado this week doesn't use sirens to warn residents about severe weather, but officials say such an alert might not have been much help because the twister struck quickly and unexpectedly. The National Weather...
  • Latest on flooding: Child's body found; man's body ID'd

    9:45 p.m. CDT Authorities have recovered the body of a boy from the Blanco River in rural Hays County. The river went on a flash-flood rampage early Sunday, destroying homes. The recovery of the boy's body brings the Central Texas confirmed death toll...
  • Weather service: Small tornado touched down in Summit

    Weather service: Small tornado touched down in Summit
    Some storm damage in southwest suburban Summit on Tuesday was likely due to a “very brief,” small tornado, the National Weather Service announced Wednesday. The tornado, which had peak winds of about 75 mph, lasted about a minute, starting...