Tornadoes

Fallen trees and street signs litter the grass off Highway 220 North after a tornado touched down in Franklin County, Va., Friday, April 19, 2019. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 11:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and...
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Fallen trees line the roads leading into the small community of Learned, Miss., Thursday, April 18, 2019. Several homes were damaged by fallen trees in the tree lined community. Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, topping trees and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
April 19, 2019 - 3:21 am
LEARNED, Miss. (AP) — Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. National Weather Service forecasters said they believe...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 18, 2019 - 6:32 am
A line of severe weather is raking across Louisiana today. Southeast Louisiana could see dangerous conditions ahead of the line starting after noon, and more severe weather could hit in the evening as the line actually moves through. "A cold front and area of low pressure will move across Louisiana...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 17, 2019 - 9:18 pm
Southeast Louisiana faces a threat of severe weather Thursday. "The Storm Prediction Center has placed our entire area – both north and south of the lake – at an ‘enhanced’ risk of severe weather Thursday," WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford said. She says most of the area will start to see...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 17, 2019 - 7:08 am
The muggy air returns to Southeast Louisiana today. "Southeasterly winds will continue to pump in Gulf Moisture over us today. This will make it more humid with a mix of sun and clouds. We will be warmer with high temperatures in the lower 80s," according to Dave Nussbaum - WWL-TV Meteorologist...
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More than 30 homes were damaged when severe weather struck Franklin, Texas, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Laura McKenzie/The Eagle via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 9:42 am
The National Weather Service says more than a dozen tornadoes have been confirmed in the South after a weekend of violent weather that left at least eight people dead. The agency says a survey team found evidence of an EF-3 twister with winds of at least 136 mph near Weches, Texas, and two other...
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Roman Brown moves part of a wall out of his way as he looks for a friends medicine in their destroyed home along Seely Drive outside of Hamilton, Miss. after a storm moved through the area on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle)
April 14, 2019 - 4:55 pm
Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead. Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi,...
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A roof is torn off a home following a suspected tornado, Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Franklin, Texas. (Laura McKenzie/College Station Eagle via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 11:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Powerful storms that rolled across the South on Saturday spawned at least two suspected tornadoes, damaged homes and killed two children in Texas, authorities said. The Angelina County Sheriff's Office said an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died when strong winds toppled a tree onto the...
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A car lies upside down in a ditch following a suspected tornado, Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Franklin, Texas. (Laura McKenzie/College Station Eagle via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 6:12 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a powerful storm system moving through the southern United States (all times local): 6 p.m. Authorities in East Texas say two children were killed after a tree fell on a car as it was being driven during a strong storm. The Angelina County Sheriff's Office says an 8-year...
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March 31, 2019 - 9:28 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — It's been nearly 20 years since a tornado lumbered through downtown Fort Worth and experts say the deadly storm left behind more than just destruction. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that experts say the twister in 2000, which caused an estimated $400 million in...
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