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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.

Massive tornadoes rip across Oklahoma, at least two killed

Washington - Several massive tornadoes churned above Oklahoma on Monday, killing at least two people, with hail as big as grapefruit hitting the US state, the authorities and US media said.

Power company keeps billing homeowners whose house was destroyed

Dallas - It was a bad end of the year in Texas for tornadoes. One family near Dallas had a secondary problem — they kept getting billed by the power company even though their house has been destroyed.

Tornado warning near Sacramento, Ca.

Sacramento - Weather is in the news today in California. From low snow fall, to a tornado reportedly touching down, Christmas Day could see some volatile weather systems.

Baby swept away by Mexico tornado found dead

- The body of a baby blown away by a tornado was found Tuesday in northern Mexico, raising the death toll from the twister to 14.

Tornadoes tear through central U.S., 13 reported injured

Washington - Multiple tornadoes injured at least 13 as they tore through the central United States on Wednesday destroying homes and felling trees amid heavy rains that triggered local flooding, US media reported.

Tornado hits Mississippi, four dead, emergency declared

Washington - At least four people were killed in the southeastern US state of Mississippi after a tornado tore through the region, officials said.

Birds may hear tornadoes coming over 500 miles away

A research team discovered that golden-winged warblers in the mountains of eastern Tennessee left their breeding grounds between 24 and 48 hours before the arrival of powerful supercell storms.

Ten Tennessee homes destroyed, dozens damaged by severe storms

Speedwell - Emergency officials in Tennessee are going door to door in Claiborne County, searching for possible victims after strong storms ripped through the area.

Video: Want to see a tornado bushwhack a 'World Race' ship?

A tornado slammed into a clipper competing in an amateur event for the World Race. Everyone can joke about it now because there were no fatalities and only minor injuries.

Tornado in Saskatchewan wedding photos goes viral

Saskatoon - Photographer Colleen Niska was taking photos of a bride and groom on a rural road in Saskatoon, Saskatchwan when she noticed that there was a tornado in the distance.

U.S. tornadoes kill 35, millions brace for more

Washington - At least 35 people were killed in tornadoes that ravaged neighborhoods across six states, U.S. media said, but Mother Nature was not done yet and was threatening to unleash hail the size of baseballs.

Tornadoes in southern US kill at least 18 people

Washington - Powerful tornadoes killed at least 18 people as they flipped cars, ripped up homes and uprooted trees across south-central United States, emergency officials reported Monday.

Dog discovered under rubble 9 days after a tornado hit Illinois

A six-month-old pit bull was buried under a pile of rubble for nine days after a tornado hit a city in central Illinois, but was coaxed to freedom with food.

Heartbreaking photos from tornado-ravaged Washington, Illinois

Washington - Illinois took the brunt of the tornado fury Sunday, as shown in five stunning photos taken in Washington, Illinois. Eight people are dead as a result of the tornadoes, and hundreds of buildings and homes were destroyed.

Country group Little Big Town wins first Daytime Emmy Award

2013 has been a noteworthy year for Little Big Town since they won their first Grammy award for “Pontoon” and they collected two Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards for “Video of the Year” and “Vocal Group of the Year.”

Tornado can't 'shoot down' M&P

It's great news for Smith & Wesson fans across the world: Smith & Wesson's M&P pistol has survived the ultimate torture test – an EF-4 tornado.

Out-of-state looters descend on tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma

The people of Moore, Oklahoma have not only had to deal with trying to recover from the ravages of the recent tornado, but now they must be on the the lookout for looters,

Video: Solar tornadoes captured by Solar Dynamics Observatory

It’s tornado season on the Sun. At least, that’s what it looks like according to a new video released by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Video: Mustang hit by Oklahoma tornado still runs

A 2003 Mustang still runs after being tossed into a tree by the deadly Moore, Oklahoma tornado. Owner, Jack Haden, takes the stripped down 'Stang out for a test drive.

Renowned storm-chaser, son, co-worker, killed in Oklahoma tornado

Renowned storm chaser and meteorologist Tim Samaras, his son Paul, and his co-worker, Carl Young, were all killed by the tornado that ravaged parts of Oklahoma Friday. The three died chasing the storms near El Reno.

'Storm Chasers' Tim Samaras dies chasing Oklahoma tornado

El Reno - Storm chasers Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras and Carl Young were killed in the deadly tornado outbreak in Oklahoma on May 31.

5 videos of the Oklahoma tornado you need to see now

Spreading fast across the Web are these five videos showing stunning footage of the deadly Oklahoma tornado, which has killed nine and injured at least 75 people. In one video, a meteorologist's car is flung 200 yards by a surging tornado.

Relief aid for Moore tornado victims denied at Canadian border

A 44,000-pound shipment of food, blankets and diapers bound for tornado-stricken Moore, Okla., has been stopped at the Canada-U.S. border. Officials will not let it cross until every item is itemized in alphabetical order.

Moore, Oklahoma tornado as seen from space by NASA satellite

NASA released on Monday animation of imagery of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado captured from space by NOAA's GOES-13 satellite. NASA also released an image of the supercell thunderstorm acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).

Death toll in Moore Oklahoma less than expected

Moore Oklahoma took a direct hit from an EF-5 tornado. Live video coverage courtesy of WPIX 11 News from the air in a news chopper! Pray for the people of Oklahoma. I'm lucky, I have a warm bed to sleep in tonight!

Wolf Blitzer asks atheist tornado survivor if she thanked God

CNN's Wolf Blitzer had an awkward moment on Tuesday while interviewing Rebecca Vitsmun, an atheist survivor of the tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma. She escaped from her home with her 19-month-old son.

Twitter photo of dog guarding body of tornado victim goes viral

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) released on its Twitter's page on Monday a photo of a mud-splattered black dog found sitting in the debris of a flattened home in the aftermath of the tornado that smashed through the suburb of Moore.

Video: Elderly lady reunited with her dog after Oklahoma tornado

Oklahoma City - Among so much devastation from the horrendous mile-wide tornado that has ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, there is, at least, some good news as an elderly lady and her dog have survived the storm. Updated.
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People are seen in a house going through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
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Strong wind gusts topple this tractor trailer in Mt. Juliet.
Strong wind gusts topple this tractor trailer in Mt. Juliet.
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A vehicle sits on a pile of debris from the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Was...
A vehicle sits on a pile of debris from the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 17, 2013
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This house destroyed by the tornado was unoccupied at the time it was hit. No injuries were reported...
This house destroyed by the tornado was unoccupied at the time it was hit. No injuries were reported.
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Aftermath of May 22 tornado in Joplin  MO.
Aftermath of May 22 tornado in Joplin, MO.
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My neighbors watching the funnel cloud pass
My neighbors watching the funnel cloud pass
Entrance to Academy Sports+Outdoors.  Joplin  Mo.  June 5  2011
Entrance to Academy Sports+Outdoors. Joplin, Mo. June 5, 2011
A view of a tornado sweeping through Oklahoma
A view of a tornado sweeping through Oklahoma
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Battered truck being hauled away from shopping center at 20th and S. Range Line Road.  Joplin  Mo.  ...
Battered truck being hauled away from shopping center at 20th and S. Range Line Road. Joplin, Mo. June 5, 2011
A huge tornado affected the area near Bologna  Italy on May 4  2013.
A huge tornado affected the area near Bologna, Italy on May 4, 2013.
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May 22 tornado demolished Home Depot in Joplin  MO.
May 22 tornado demolished Home Depot in Joplin, MO.
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A large cedar tree was knocked down in Antioch  Tn.
A large cedar tree was knocked down in Antioch, Tn.
Battered cars in the shopping center parking lot in front of Academy Sports+Outdoors at 20th and S. ...
Battered cars in the shopping center parking lot in front of Academy Sports+Outdoors at 20th and S. Range Line Road. Joplin, Mo. June 5, 2011
Pat Nelson looks out over the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washin...
Pat Nelson looks out over the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
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President Barack Obama greets Hugh Hills  85  in front of his home in Joplin  Mo.  May 29  2011. Hil...
President Barack Obama greets Hugh Hills, 85, in front of his home in Joplin, Mo., May 29, 2011. Hills hid in a closet during the tornado, which destroyed the second floor and half the first floor of his house.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
Tornado west of Osceola  Polk County  Wisconsin on Highway 92  June 20  2011.
Tornado west of Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin on Highway 92, June 20, 2011.
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Tornado hits Auckland  New Zealand  December 6  2012.
Tornado hits Auckland, New Zealand, December 6, 2012.
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People walk past the smashed out windows of a business destruction caused by a tornado that touched ...
People walk past the smashed out windows of a business destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
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Damages caused by tornado s that ripped through Mobile  AL on Christmas Day 2012.
Damages caused by tornado's that ripped through Mobile, AL on Christmas Day 2012.
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