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Storms claim three lives in Italy

Rome - Freak storms and flash flooding following last week's heatwave in Italy claimed three lives this weekend, including a young woman caught up in a mini-tornado near Rome's Fiumicino airport.

New Orleans under water — Mississippi could breach levees

New Orleans - A storm swamped streets in New Orleans and prompted a tornado warning near the city Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather is on the way to Louisiana and other states along the Gulf of Mexico.

Tornado kills 6, injures nearly 200 in China

Bejing - A tornado has left six people dead and nearly 200 injured after ripping through a northeastern Chinese city, local authorities said Thursday.

Tornadoes in Ohio leave at least one dead, widespread damage

Washington - Ohio residents inspected destroyed homes and debris-strewn streets Tuesday after powerful tornadoes ripped through the US state overnight, killing at least one person and causing widespread damage and power outages.

Tornado kills 14 in US state of Alabama: officials

Washington - A tornado killed 14 people and caused "catastrophic" damage in the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday, local officials said.

Four dead, 195 injured in Havana tornado

Havana - A rare and powerful tornado has devastated sections of Havana, killing four people and injuring 195, as it overturned cars, uprooted trees and destroyed dozens of homes.

Predictive analytics to improve tornado warnings

A new way of examining weather data has been used by researchers to try and predict extreme weather patterns. It is hoped that the big data analytics approach can be used to gain improved predictions for tornadoes.

Historic tornado outbreak brings death, destruction to Richmond

Richmond - Multiple tornadoes spun across the Richmond area Monday as the remnant of what was once Hurricane Florence traveled well to the west of Central Virginia. At least one fatality has been confirmed and extensive damage has been reported.

French farmers furious as wild boars run amok

Saint-malo - With a gaping hole in the ground and tangled corn stalks strewn across Yves Rolland's field, it looks as if it has been hit by a tornado. He already knows who the culprits are."Every year it gets worse.

'Come and get me,' boy pleaded before California fire death

Redding - A young boy pleaded for rescue before he died along with two others in a California wildfire, an anguished relative recounted Monday, while other shaken survivors told of their flight from a "tornado" of fire.

Carr Fire grows 35 percent overnight — Totally out of control

On Saturday morning, Cal Fire reported that the Carr Fire was completely out of control, having almost doubled in size to nearly 81,000 acres and only five percent contained, “active in all directions.”

Tornado Trump rips diplomatic swathe across Europe

Apo - Donald Trump was fired up. When the US president set off for Europe one week ago he was bent on knocking heads with Washington's allies and finding friendship with Russia.

Germany redeploys anti-IS surveillance jets to Jordan

Berlin - Germany on Wednesday moved four Tornado jets flying surveillance missions against the Islamic State group to Jordan after withdrawing them from Turkey amid a bilateral dispute, the defence ministry said.

Two dead as rain storms lash Germany, spark rail chaos

Berlin - Heavy summer storms in northern Germany killed two people and crippled railway services Thursday while a tornado was seen near Hamburg.

Man calmly mows lawn while large tornado lurks behind him

Three Hills - A picture of an Alberta man calming mowing his lawn while a large tornado looms behind him has gone viral. Videos also show people driving normally down a highway towards a twister not too far away.

Hackers set off 156 tornado warning sirens in Dallas

Hackers set off all of Dallas' emergency warning sirens in a weekend cyberattack. The large sirens blared out for over an hour at midnight on Friday, continuing into early Saturday morning. Eventually, city officials took the entire network offline.

Two dead as tornado strikes quake-hit Italy

Rome - An Indian national was amongst two people who died after the outskirts of Rome were hit by a tornado powerful enough to uproot trees, overturn cars and damage buildings, Italian authorities said on Monday.

Strong summer storm packs rare punch — Tornado strikes Ashburn

Oshawa - Teams from Environment Canada began cleaning up debris Saturday after powerful summer storms toppled trees and damaged homes south of Toronto, even spawning a small tornado.

China mounts rescue efforts as tornado toll hits 98

Yancheng - Survivors scrabbled through the rubble of their homes Friday after hurricane-force winds and a tornado left at least 98 dead in China, with hundreds more injured.

78 dead, 500 hurt by storms in eastern China

Bejing - Hurricane-force winds, freak hailstorms, pounding rain and a tornado killed 78 people in China's eastern province of Jiangsu on Thursday and injured nearly 500 others, Xinhua reported.
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