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Photos: Houses reduced to matchsticks as tornados tear through US

Apr 29, 2014

Photos: Houses reduced to matchsticks as tornados tear through US

Fresh storms hit Mississippi and the US Southeast Monday, threatening tens of millions of people a day after tornadoes killed 17 and ripped up homes in nearby states. In the hardest-hit parts of Arkansas, emergency crews intensified their search for survivors, as residents of the close-knit community of Vilonia surveyed the damage. The tornados crushed large trucks like empty cans, homes were violently ripped in half, and entire residential blocks were reduced to rubble. Some homes were uprooted from their foundations. In Iowa, the tornado also dumped heavy rain, snapped trees and lifted the roof off a medical center in the town of Oskaloosa. #US #Iowa #ImagesOfTheDay #Natural Disaster #Tornado #storms #Arkansas #Vilonia
Twelve dead after tornadoes strike central, southern US

Apr 28, 2014

Twelve dead after tornadoes strike central, southern US

A tornado system ripped through the central US and left at least nine dead, officials said. #US #NewsTracker #Disaster #natural calamity #Tornadoes. United States #Central US #Southern US
Incredible photos of storm chasers pursuing tornadoes

Apr 26, 2014

Incredible photos of storm chasers pursuing tornadoes

Tornadoes are unpredictable and deadly. But some chase them in a bid to help us understand them better. Here are some incredible photos of storm chasers in the US. #US #ImagesOfTheDay #Storm #Tornadoes
Five dead as dozens of tornadoes sweep across US midwest

Nov 18, 2013

Five dead as dozens of tornadoes sweep across US midwest

With communications difficult and many roads impassable, it remained unclear how many people were killed or hurt by the unusually strong late-season tornadoes. #NewsTracker #Chicago #Natural Disaster #Illinois #Tornado #US Midwest
Photos: Upturned cars, destroyed houses as tornado rips through Japan

Sep 03, 2013

Photos: Upturned cars, destroyed houses as tornado rips through Japan

A total of 63 people were injured and about 110 houses were destroyed or damaged in Koshigaya, north of Tokyo. #Japan #ImagesOfTheDay #Natural Disaster #Tornado

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Photos: Upturned cars, destroyed houses as tornado rips through Japan

Sep 11, 2014

Weak twister confirmed in southeast Nebraska

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a relatively weak tornado ran for seven miles through southeast Nebraska's Otoe County...
Photos: Upturned cars, destroyed houses as tornado rips through Japan

Sep 10, 2014

Storms, possible tornado forecast for metro Detroit

A downed tree branch lays in the street in the alleyway behind houses in the Woodbridge neighborhood of Detroit on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014...
Photos: Upturned cars, destroyed houses as tornado rips through Japan

Sep 17, 2014

Tornado season is peaking earlier, growing more volatile

Brooks Hays WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- New research suggests that peak tornado season in the central and southern Great Plains -- so-called Tornado Alley -- is inching earlier and earlier each year...