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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.

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.

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).
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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
With permission by Reuters / im Young
File photo of waterspout off the Florida Keys photographed from an aircraft coming from NOAA  1969.
File photo of waterspout off the Florida Keys photographed from an aircraft coming from NOAA, 1969.
Dr. Joseph Golden, NOAA
Aftermath of May 22 tornado in Joplin  MO.  The pile of debris in foreground was an Aldi grocery sto...
Aftermath of May 22 tornado in Joplin, MO. The pile of debris in foreground was an Aldi grocery store and its decorative fountain. Debris appears to extend to the beautiful sunset on the horizon.
Courtesy of Grant Deardorff
IHOP  seen on left  is under construction.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012.
IHOP, seen on left, is under construction. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012.
A U.S. flag is seen among the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washin...
A U.S. flag is seen among the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
Rubble and unidentifiable former restaurant on S. Range Line Road.  Joplin  Mo.  June 5  2011
Rubble and unidentifiable former restaurant on S. Range Line Road. Joplin, Mo. June 5, 2011
A boy picks through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washingto...
A boy picks through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
What s left of a McNeill  Miss. man s home after a tornado ripped through the town on Christmas Day ...
What's left of a McNeill, Miss. man's home after a tornado ripped through the town on Christmas Day 2012.
WWLTV/Facebook
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
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
Devastation as far as the eye could see.  Joplin  Mo.  June 5  2011
Devastation as far as the eye could see. Joplin, Mo. June 5, 2011
Inside the Academy Sports+Outdoors store.  Joplin  Mo.  June 5  2011
Inside the Academy Sports+Outdoors store. Joplin, Mo. June 5, 2011
A large tree was blown down  taking out a fence in this East Nashville neighborhood.
A large tree was blown down, taking out a fence in this East Nashville neighborhood.
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
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
The lightning could be seen up in the clouds like a spectacular show.
The lightning could be seen up in the clouds like a spectacular show.
A view of a tornado sweeping through Oklahoma
A view of a tornado sweeping through Oklahoma
BrianKhoury
President Barack Obama gave a speech Sunday afternoon during the memorial service for  victims of th...
President Barack Obama gave a speech Sunday afternoon during the memorial service for victims of the Joplin tornado. May 29, 2011
Eleanor Evans
Walmart parking lot.  Joplin  Mo.  June 5  2011
Walmart parking lot. Joplin, Mo. June 5, 2011
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
Devastation as far as the eye can see.  Looking westward from S. Range Line Road.  Joplin  Mo.  June...
Devastation as far as the eye can see. Looking westward from S. Range Line Road. Joplin, Mo. June 5, 2011
Orange-shaded areas show where thunderstorms may hit within the next 12 hours  while red areas show ...
Orange-shaded areas show where thunderstorms may hit within the next 12 hours, while red areas show where severe thunderstorms may strike.
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