Tornadoes in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32025/all en Tornadoes across Mississippi, Alabama injure more than a dozen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/tornadoes-across-mississippi-alabama-injure-more-dozen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Several powerful tornadoes ripped through the southern US states of Mississippi and Alabama late Sunday, injuring at least 12 people and damaging or destroying hundreds of homes and businesses, authorities said.</p> <p>Heavily damaged was the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) said early Monday.</p> <p>The city of Hattiesburg in Mississippi's Forrest County bore the brunt of the storms.</p> <p>County officials reported 10 injuries and numerous power outages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/tornadoes-across-mississippi-alabama-injure-more-dozen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United States Hattiesburg metropolitan area Tornadoes in the United States AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:32:50 +0000 5752520 at http://www.globalpost.com Twenty injured as tornado tears through Australian towns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/twenty-injured-tornado-tears-through-australian-towns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 20 people were injured when a tornado tore through communities in Australia, with witnesses Friday saying it felt like a bomb going off.</p> <p>The fierce storm hit several towns in Victoria state late Thursday.</p> <p>"With an incident like this, there is always the potential to be faced with mass casualties. We were very grateful that we only had one person who was seriously injured," said Ambulance Victoria official Jon Byrne.</p> <p>Most people suffered cuts and fractures after being hit by flying debris.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/twenty-injured-tornado-tears-through-australian-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tornadoes in the United States AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:15:52 +0000 5790641 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh tornado kills 13, injures 100: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/bangladesh-tornado-kills-13-injures-100-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A powerful tornado ripped through more than a dozen rural villages in eastern Bangladesh late Friday, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 100, officials said.</p> <p>The tornado wrecked havoc in Brahmanbaria district over a 15-minute period, authorities said, uprooting thousands of trees and flattened hundreds of tin and mud-built houses in the area, and snapping road and rail communication with affected villages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/bangladesh-tornado-kills-13-injures-100-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brahmanbaria District Tornadoes in the United States AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:46:01 +0000 5791289 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh tornado kills 20, injures 100: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/bangladesh-tornado-kills-20-injures-100-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A powerful tornado ripped through more than a dozen rural villages in eastern Bangladesh late Friday, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 100, officials said.</p> <p>The tornado wrecked havoc in Brahmanbaria district over a 15-minute period, authorities said, uprooting thousands of trees and flattened hundreds of tin and mud-built houses in the area, and snapping road and rail communication with affected villages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/bangladesh-tornado-kills-20-injures-100-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brahmanbaria District Tornadoes in the United States AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:04:54 +0000 5791373 at http://www.globalpost.com Threat of tornadoes in parts of 10 states http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130520/more-storms-tornadoes-expected-central-united-states <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The central United States braced for another round of violent weather on Monday after tornadoes struck the region over the weekend, killing two Oklahoma men and injuring at least 39 people.</p> <p>Severe storms were expected to pummel as many as 10 states on Monday, the National Weather Service said. It predicted a 10 percent chance of tornadoes in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130520/more-storms-tornadoes-expected-central-united-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atmospheric sciences Meteorology Natural disasters Tornadoes in the United States Weather Thomson Reuters Mon, 20 May 2013 12:46:29 +0000 5841937 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens dead as tornado hits US city http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130520/tornado-hits-oklahoma-city-suburb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A powerful tornado swept through an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday, tearing down blocks of homes and at least two schools and leaving at least 51 people dead, local officials told US media.</p> <p>The state medical examiner's office released the latest death toll but the number was climbing rapidly, as emergency crews combed through smashed homes and the collapsed remains of an elementary school in Moore, Oklahoma.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130520/tornado-hits-oklahoma-city-suburb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atmospheric sciences Business Environment Health Meteorology Natural disasters Oklahoma Politics Tornadoes in the United States Weather AFP Mon, 20 May 2013 21:30:50 +0000 5842354 at http://www.globalpost.com 100 Reported dead in gigantic Oklahoma tornado http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130520/10-reported-dead-gigantic-oklahoma-tornado <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, May 21 (EFE).- As many as 100 people have been reported dead after a gigantic tornado more than three km (1.8 mi.) in diameter ravaged the area south of Oklahoma City on Monday, destroying or heavily damaging numerous homes and at least schools, according to media reports.</p> <p>Local KFOR television reported that four people had died, among them a boy, while CNN and NBC reported that there had been 100 fatalities.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130520/10-reported-dead-gigantic-oklahoma-tornado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Environment Health Meteorology Natural disasters Politics Technology Tornadoes in the United States Agencia EFE Tue, 21 May 2013 01:15:35 +0000 5842424 at http://www.globalpost.com Rescuers search Oklahoma tornado town ruins as recovery starts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130520/monster-tornado-devastates-area-near-oklahoma-city <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Carey Gillam and Ian Simpson</p> <p>MOORE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Rescue workers with sniffer dogs picked through the ruins of an Oklahoma town on Wednesday to ensure no survivors remained buried after a deadly tornado left thousands homeless and trying to salvage what was left of their belongings.</p> <p>"Yesterday I was numb. Today I cried a lot. Now I'm on the victory side of it," said Beth Vrooman, who hid in a shelter in her garage during Monday's storm in Moore, Oklahoma.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130520/monster-tornado-devastates-area-near-oklahoma-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Environment Health Meteorology Natural disasters Politics Technology Tornadoes in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 May 2013 02:16:08 +0000 5842478 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens dead as massive tornado strikes US city http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/dozens-dead-massive-tornado-strikes-us-city <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A powerful tornado swept through an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday, tearing down blocks of homes, two schools and leaving at least 51 people dead, including 20 children, local officials said.</p> <p>The state medical examiner's office released the latest death toll but the number was climbing rapidly, as emergency crews combed through smashed homes and the collapsed remains of an elementary school in Moore, Oklahoma.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/dozens-dead-massive-tornado-strikes-us-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Meteorology Natural disasters Politics Tornadoes in the United States AFP Tue, 21 May 2013 05:30:24 +0000 5842562 at http://www.globalpost.com Death toll rises to at least 51 in Oklahoma tornado : state agency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/death-toll-rises-at-least-51-oklahoma-tornado-state-agency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - The death toll from a huge tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma on Monday rose to 51, the state medical examiner's office said.</p> <p>Amy Elliott, chief administrative officer of the Oklahoma medical examiner's office, said 51 were confirmed dead, up from 37 fatalities reported earlier.</p> <p>The powerful tornado, rated the second highest strength level of EF4 and packing winds of up to 200 miles per hour, touched down at midafternoon and devastated a wide area of the town.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/death-toll-rises-at-least-51-oklahoma-tornado-state-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Natural disasters Tornadoes in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 May 2013 06:15:44 +0000 5842587 at http://www.globalpost.com Rescuers dig for life after US tornado kills dozens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/rescuers-dig-life-after-us-tornado-kills-dozens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rescuers searched for survivors Tuesday after a massive tornado tore through a suburb in the US state of Oklahoma, destroying two schools and killing up to 91 people, including 20 children.</p> <p>US President Barack Obama declared a "major disaster" as rescuers combed through smashed homes and the collapsed remains of an elementary school in Moore, where even residents with long memories of past twisters were shocked by the devastation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/rescuers-dig-life-after-us-tornado-kills-dozens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Meteorology Natural disasters Politics Tornadoes in the United States AFP Tue, 21 May 2013 11:16:03 +0000 5842747 at http://www.globalpost.com Rescuers dig for life after US tornado kills dozens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/rescuers-dig-life-after-us-tornado-kills-dozens-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US rescue teams scoured a shattered suburb for survivors Tuesday after a tornado tore through the outskirts of Oklahoma City, causing chaos and leaving dozens dead, including children.</p> <p>State medical examiner's office spokeswoman Amy Elliott said 24 victims had been confirmed dead. Earlier reports had cited higher tolls, and the number is expected to rise as recovery efforts continue.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/rescuers-dig-life-after-us-tornado-kills-dozens-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Meteorology Natural disasters Politics Technology Tornadoes in the United States AFP Tue, 21 May 2013 14:30:33 +0000 5842876 at http://www.globalpost.com Tornado threat continues, including Dallas-Fort Worth area http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/tornado-threat-continues-including-dallas-fort-worth-area <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg McCune</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tornadoes could form across a wide area of the southern Plains and into the U.S. southeast again on Tuesday, including metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth, the most populous urban area in the threatened area, a government meteorologist said.</p> <p>"There could be a few more tornadoes again, particularly in northern and central Texas," said Brynn Kerr, meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/tornado-threat-continues-including-dallas-fort-worth-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atmospheric sciences Meteorology Technology Tornadoes in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 May 2013 15:17:20 +0000 5842912 at http://www.globalpost.com Boundless destruction as US tornado rescue winds down http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/boundless-destruction-us-tornado-rescue-winds-down <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As rescue efforts in Oklahoma wound down Wednesday, residents turned to the daunting task of rebuilding a US heartland community shattered by a vast tornado that killed at least 24 people.</p> <p>Officials said most bodies had been recovered from the sprawling moonscape that was once an Oklahoma City suburb, where the tornado steamrolled entire neighborhoods and two schools. Nine children were among those killed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/boundless-destruction-us-tornado-rescue-winds-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atmospheric sciences Business Environment Health Meteorology Politics Tornadoes in the United States AFP Wed, 22 May 2013 10:30:31 +0000 5843602 at http://www.globalpost.com US tornado survivors begin rebuilding their lives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/boundless-destruction-us-tornado-rescue-winds-down-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Survivors of the killer tornado that ripped through this Oklahoma City suburb rolled up their sleeves Wednesday under a blazing sun and got down to the long, hard task of rebuilding their lives.</p> <p>Local authorities in Moore deemed it safe for everyone who lived within the 17-mile (27-kilometer) long disaster zone to return to their homes, or what little remained of their homes, to collect whatever belongings they could.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/boundless-destruction-us-tornado-rescue-winds-down-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atmospheric sciences Business Environment Health Meteorology Politics Technology Tornadoes in the United States AFP Wed, 22 May 2013 16:46:53 +0000 5843954 at http://www.globalpost.com