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2 years 2 months ago

Tornado touches down in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado struck a beachfront neighborhood in New York City. Videos taken by bystanders show the funnel cloud hurling sand and debris in the air as it moves through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens...

2 years 7 months ago

More tornadoes possible Sunday in battered Midwest

WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) - Residents are scouring through damaged homes in western Oklahoma and Iowa after overnight tornadoes swept through the nation's midsection, killing at least five people and injuring dozens. The National Weather Service says more than 100 tornadoes had been reported across the Midwest and Plains by early...

2 years 10 months ago

Severe storms blast South, Midwest

CLAY, Ala. (AP) -- Two people were killed in the Birmingham, Ala., area as storms pounded the South and Midwest, prompting tornado warnings in a handful of states early Monday. At least one of the areas affected by the storms, which were part of a system that stretched from...

3 years 4 months ago

Thunderstorms spur concerns of flooding

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Predictions of thunderstorms for Boulder County have emergency officials on alert for possible flooding where a wildfire last year left mountainsides west of Boulder bare of trees and bushes. The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches for parts of Colorado's Front Range, including...

3 years 6 months ago

The flurries are flying

A spring snow storm brought a mix of rain and snow to communities across Southern Colorado Wednesday morning. Rain, snow and thunder are expected throughout the day with the heaviest snow falling in the mountains and higher elevations. Despite the storm, the National Weather Service says we still need...

4 years 1 month ago

Arizona tornadoes derail train, smash homes

The National Weather Service says two tornadoes touched down in northern Arizona, west of Flagstaff. The first hit Bellemont around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and the second touched down east of the small community a short time later. The tornadoes smashed windows and ripped siding off homes. A parked freight...

4 years 4 months ago

Heavy rain sets off Colorado rock slides

Heavy rains in southwest Colorado have caused rock slides, closing part of a highway. San Miguel County spokeswoman Jennifer Dinsmore says rocks and debris about 4 feet high slid onto Colorado 145 between Norwood and Telluride Tuesday. No cars were trapped and no one was injured. The slide...

4 years 5 months ago

Poudre River floods roads in Weld County

Flooding is still being reported in northern Colorado. The National Weather Service said Monday that flooding from the Poudre River has closed some roads and low lying areas from southern Windsor to northern Greeley. The river has reached 9.12 feet in Greeley, just above flood stage. A flood...

4 years 5 months ago

Ohio tornado winds clocked at 165 mph

The National Weather Service says the tornado that killed seven people in northwest Ohio over the weekend had winds of up to 165 mph, was up to 300 yards wide and may have traveled 10 miles. Weather service meteorologist Will Kubina in Cleveland says the tornado was by far...

4 years 7 months ago

Single huge tornado blamed for 10 Miss. deaths

It was initially unclear if a single massive twister, or multiple smaller ones, caused the deaths and damaged about 700 homes in the state. The state's chief Weather Service meteorologist, Alan Gerard, said Wednesday that the tornado followed a nearly 150-mile track from Tallulah, La., through Mississippi, before...

4 years 8 months ago

Tornado destroys five homes

Authorities say at least five homes and a barn owned by the county government were destroyed in a tornado in western Oklahoma. Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten says no injuries were reported with Monday's tornado. Ooten says that besides the five homes and barn that...

4 years 9 months ago

Los Angeles evacuations continue

Evacuations are still in effect for more than 500 foothill homes in Southern California even though the storm that spawned them is petering out. Authorities say the threat of a mudslide remains in La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Acton and two canyons in the Angeles National Forest. No...

4 years 9 months ago

Winter storm has a ticket to Dixie

Winter storm warnings are in effect from New Mexico to North Carolina, as heavy snow and ice make their way through the South today. The same storm has left nearly 142,000 electric customers in Oklahoma in the dark. In Arkansas, up to 10 inches of snow could fall...

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