September 18, 2007 |
As many as 150 homes were damaged by a powerful tornado that spun off a thunderstorm and plowed into the southwest city of Cape Coral, officials said. One person suffered minor injuries from flying debris. "Water was pouring in through the windows; it soaked everything," said Jessica Gibson, whose apartment building roof was partly torn off. Other buildings were also damaged.
June 8, 1990 |
A nighttime tornado crumpled the tiny business district of this big-hearted town--but when dawn broke Thursday many of its residents looked around and muttered "thank you." "This town is so lucky. I can't believe nobody died," said Brenda Judd, one of the 50 or so businessmen and women applying brooms, buckets and chain saws to the wreckage of what had been the center of this Eastern Colorado town of 1,800.
December 17, 2007 |
An apparent tornado demolished a jail building and overturned vehicles in the central part of the state, authorities said. No injuries were reported. One of two minimum-security annex buildings at the Pasco County Jail in Land O' Lakes was destroyed, sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin said. The approximately 125 female inmates it housed had been evacuated to the main jail moments earlier.
February 27, 1998 |
A tornado plowed through the historic town of Natchez, tearing the roof off a school and injuring three children inside. Lt. Rusty Brill, a spokesman for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, said troopers took three children from Cathedral Elementary School to a hospital, but none of the injuries appeared life-threatening. A spokeswoman at Natchez Regional Medical Center said the hospital emergency room was placed on full alert after the tornado struck.
June 16, 1987 |
The wife of a man killed in the Saragosa tornado died Monday of injuries suffered in the storm, officials said. Her death brings to 30 the number killed by the tornado last month.
May 14, 2003 |
Braving a driving rainstorm and accompanying thunder and lightning, President Bush visited the tornado-ravaged town of Pierce City on Tuesday to talk with residents and survey the damage. He promised to expedite assistance to the southwestern Missouri community after some residents complained of slow government action. "We will do everything we can to get you ... what you're owed," Bush told several hundred people who gathered at St.
July 25, 2010 |
Powerful storms unleashed tornadoes and flooding across the Midwest on Saturday and forced the evacuation of a small Iowa town after a major break in a nearby dam. Hopkinton, a town of about 640 in northeastern Iowa, was evacuated as 10 inches of rain in 12 hours swelled the Maquoketa River and caused the failure of the Lake Delhi dam. "We're talking about a catastrophic break in the dam, which has never happened before," Iowa Gov. Chet...
June 3, 2011 |
This isn't Missouri, where TV news stations show the wreckage left by the tornado that roared through Joplin. It isn't Alabama, where a deadly twister tore through Tuscaloosa five weeks ago. But it might as well have been for Mary Talley, who watched in agony Thursday as her family's home was laid bare for all to see, from the laundry basket in the bedroom to her son's black pastoral robe. Few of the stunned onlookers snapping pictures of the spectacle took notice of Talley, leaving the tiny 73-year-old woman with a cane to quietly grieve for the yellow house that was reduced to ruins by a tornado that left a swath of Massachusetts in shambles.
August 8, 1987 |
Winds that leveled 15,000 acres of timber high in the mountains of northwest Wyoming were caused by a rare high-altitude tornado, a leading researcher says. "This is the highest-elevation tornado, probably, in history," Theodore Fujita of the University of Chicago said Thursday. Fujita, widely known in the scientific community for developing the tornado-measuring scale that bears his name, made the remark after examining photographs taken by staff members he sent to survey the destruction.
June 25, 2003 |
Tornadoes and severe storms leveled buildings and caused at least some injuries. In Minnesota, a tornado hit Buffalo Lake, and a dispatcher with the Renville County Sheriff's Department said there were minor injuries. The town of Manchester, S.D., was "virtually leveled," said a spokesman for Gov. Mike Rounds. No injuries were reported.