Tornado rips up homes near Chicago, disrupts power, traffic, injures several
Tornado rips up homes near Chicago, disrupts power, traffic, injures several

A tornado destroyed several homes near Chicago late on Monday, injuring some people and leaving others trapped, besides forcing the closure of a highway, weather and rescue officials said, in addition to snapping power links to thousands of homes.

China says small tornado hit area where ship sank

A small and fast-moving tornado hit the area where a Chinese cruise ship capsized leaving more than 400 missing, weather officials said, possibly shedding light on the disaster`s cause.

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

 A tornado raged through a city on the US-Mexico border today, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant away from its mother.

Tornado kills at least 11 in Mexico

At least 11 people were killed today when a tornado tore through a Mexican town along the US border, officials said.

Over 70 tornadoes kill five in US, eight missing

 More than 70 tornadoes and powerful storms have hit the US over the past 48 hours since Saturday, killing at least five people and causing considerable material damage. Eight people have also been reported missing.

Texas, Arkansas tornadoes kill at least four, shatter homes

 Emergency crews were cleaning up on Monday from tornadoes that killed at least four people and injured 50 others in Texas and Arkansas that were part of a twister series to hit central states overnight, flattening buildings and snapping power lines.

At least two dead after storms tear through southern US

Violent storms and a tornado battered parts of the southern United States over the weekend, leaving at least two dead, 10 missing and dozens more injured, officials said on Monday.

Hail, snow, floods, a tornado and tropical storm for Mother's Day in US

  Hail, snow, flooding, a tornado and a tropical storm made it a "severe weather" Mother`s Day in much of the center of the United States and on the Carolina coast on Sunday.

Tornadoes tear through central US, 13 reported injured
Tornadoes tear through central US, 13 reported injured

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.

One killed, 30 hurt as `tornado` hits north Germany

 One man was killed and more than 30 people injured when a tornado and violent storms hit northern Germany, ripping tiles off roofs, downing trees and overturning cars, emergency services said Wednesday.

South African referee forgets red card
South African referee forgets red card

Referee Shane Chuma stole the show as South African FA Cup holders Orlando Pirates began their defence with a 4-0 victory over third-tier Tornado in Soweto on Wednesday.

Tornado hits Mississippi, four dead, emergency declared

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

1 dead, 16 critical after US tornadoes: Hospital

At least one person was killed and 16 others were in critical condition after massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska, destroying more than half of the town of Pilger, hospital and emergency officials said.

Tornado hits North Dakota oil workers camp, 9 hurt

A tornado struck a workers camp in North Dakota`s oil patch, injuring nine people, including one critically, and destroying eight trailers where workers had been living, an emergency management official said.

Storms leave 35 dead in US, thousands without power

As severe storms swept across South and Central America, at least 35 people were left dead and tens of thousands remained without power even as forecasters downgraded the threat to the eastern half of US.

Tornado devastation in US, rescue operation starts, 18 found dead

Residents emerged Monday to view the full scope of the devastation left by powerful tornadoes that tore through small towns in south-central United States, killing at least 18 people.

Multiple deaths as tornadoes strike southern US

Tornadoes ripped through the south-central United States on Sunday, killing at least 12 people in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

`Mass casualty event` reported in Arkansas town after tornado hits

A tornado caused a "mass casualty situation" in Vilonia, Arkansas, after ripping through the town on Sunday, a spokesman for the Faulkner County Sheriff`s office said.

Massive tornado hits Oklahoma, 2 dead

Authorities say a tornado has killed two people in a small Oklahoma town on early Monday.

Tornadoes, floods, drought cost US billions in 2013

Seven weather disasters, including tornadoes, droughts and floods, cost the United States more than a billion dollars each in damages last year, according to a government report issued on Wednesday.