At least two tornadoes tore through communities in western and central Massachusetts Wednesday, killing four and injuring 200. They make 2011 the deadliest year for US tornadoes since 1950.
East coast tornado: Residents of 18 communities in central and western Massachusetts woke to widespread damage Thursday, a day after at least two late-afternoon tornadoes shocked emergency officials with their suddenness and violence.
Nearly 1,200 tornadoes have swarmed the United States this year and the death toll from these tornadoes has likely topped 500, a number not seen since 1953.
The superfunnels that hit Tuscaloosa, Ala., in late April and Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, are generated by storm systems whose journeys across the country are slowed by a roadblocked jet stream.
Missouri tornado: Authorities warned that the death toll could climb as search and rescuers continued their work.
President Obama travels to Alabama Friday to see first-hand the impact of tornadoes whose casualty toll across six states rises to 319.
The nation's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., reports that tornadoes this year have already claimed more lives than all of last year, possibly making this the deadliest tornado outbreak since the 1974.
As storms ravage the South, a recent study suggests that Dixie Alley may just be an extension of its better-known neighbor Tornado Alley, putting much of the eastern US at an 'elevated' risk for tornadoes.
St. Louis tornado on Friday flattened houses and shredded the roof of a crowded airport terminal. It is rated the second-highest level on the Enhanced-Fujita tornado damage scale, EF-4, a first for this year's tornado season. No one reported to be killed.
The storm system that swept out of the Great Plains and through the Southeast over the weekend, spawning tornadoes and severe winds that officials say have killed at least 43 people, serves as a sharp reminder to review the tornado to-do list. Some regions see more – and stronger – tornadoes than others, but no state has remained tornado-free. Here are six items severe-weather experts advise putting on your tornado-emergency checklist – along with four tornado-response myths to ignore.