Germany to buy US-made F-35s to replace aging bombers
Germany said Monday that it will replace some of its aging Tornado bomber jets with U.S.-made F-35A Lightning II aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons. Announcing the decision, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said Germany also will upgrade its Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets for electronic warfare — a capability that's also currently fulfilled by the Tornado jets. The Eurofighter will be replaced from 2040 with the Future Combat Air System, or FCAS, that's being jointly developed with France and Spain, she said.news.yahoo.com
Official: 6 dead as large tornado roars through central Iowa
Six people were killed Saturday when a tornado swept through central Iowa, damaging buildings and knocking down trees and power lines, authorities said. Emergency management officials in Madison County said four were injured in addition to those killed when the tornado touched down in the area southwest of Des Moines at about 4:30 p.m. Among those killed were children and adults. Madison County Emergency Management Director Diogenes Ayala said 25 to 30 homes were badly damaged by the tornado.news.yahoo.com
Baker County woman loses 200-acres of forest near Kentucky property
Multiple states in the South and Midwest are working to recover from massive damage and destruction following a series of monster tornadoes that ravaged parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Illinois, Mississippi, and Missouri — with communities in western Kentucky hit exceptionally hard.
Weather service confirms tornadoes Friday, Saturday as Chicago area under flood watch, thunderstorm risk this week
The National Weather Service confirmed touchdowns of one tornado Friday and three on Saturday in northern Illinois, as thunderstorms and waves of rain with a possibility of flash flooding are expected again this week.chicagotribune.com
Millions endure record cold without power; at least 20 dead
Chapman said she has been without power for two nights and is using the propane to keep warm. The worst U.S. power outages were in Texas, affecting more than 2 million homes and businesses. Texas officials said more than 400,000 doses due now will not arrive until at least Wednesday because of the storm. Several cities had record lows: In Minnesota, the Hibbing/Chisholm weather station registered minus 38 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 39 degrees Celsius). Sioux Falls, South Dakota, dropped to minus 26 Fahrenheit (minus 26 degrees Celsius).
Dashcam video shows tornado touch down near Lake City
LAKE CITY, Fla. – Video taken from a Columbia County deputy’s cruiser shows the EF0 tornado that touched down in near Lake City over the weekend. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado hit State Road 47 around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. RELATED | NWS confirms tornado touched down near Lake CityThe tornado moved north-northeastward, snapping trees and damaging a small barn before crossing SR 47. The tornado strength was an EF-0 with an estimated wind peak of 85 mph. Afterward, Columbia County deputies went door to door to make sure everyone was okay.
Would you know what to do during a tornado? We have tips
As mid-May arrives, tornado season begins to reach its peak, proving to be a big threat, and nearly every state in the United States can experience a tornado. Having said that, do you know the safest things you can do for you and your family should a tornado strike near your home? Because of that, it’s smart to consider what room may be safest for you, in the event of a tornado. Mobile homes are simply not designed to withstand a tornado or strong winds in severe storms. [WATCH: When you see a tornado while driving, here’s what to do]The time to find shelter is when you are under a tornado warning, so while all of this is helpful information, the best thing you can do is know the signs before a tornado hits.
Suspected tornado flips small plane, leaves trail of damage in Georgia
ADEL, Ga. – Severe weather responsible for least seven deaths in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana, blew through Southeast Georgia on Thursday, leaving a trail of “heavy damage.”A suspected tornado swept through the city of Adel in Cook County, Georgia, tearing off roofs and flipping at least one car and a small plane. Photos submitted to WALB-TV show trees snapped in half and metal roofing material draped over some utility lines still standing. At least one suspected tornado touched down Thursday evening north of Tallahassee near Interstate 10, according weather officials. Twitter users were posting photos of downed trees in the area, and authorities warned people to stay away from downed power lines. Damage was caused by a combination of straight-line winds and the tornado, said Wright Dobbs, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Tallahassee, Florida, office.
Tornado Watch expiring for southern Jacksonville counties
Update at 2:00 a.m.Another tornado watch for parts of Northeast Florida, this time mainly our Southern counties from Alachua to Putnam to Flagler. This new tornado watch is in effect until 11 a.m., but mainly for those counties in Central Florida. The Tornado Watch was canceled for Baker, Columbia and Nassau counties in Florida, and Camden and Charlton counties in Georgia. The Tornado Watch continued in Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Gilchrist, Putnam, St. Johns, Union continues. Tornado Watch until 10 pm
More early morning rumbles of thunder as Thursday is a W-i-n-d-s-day
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Downpours have again returned but these will be on the moderate and scattered side, not all will see (or hear) these thundershowers roll by overnight. More impressive maybe the winds as gusts of wind will reach 25-30 mph and along the Coast a few gusts may reach 40 mph. TRACK THE STORMS: Live, interactive radar and severe weather alerts on The Weather Authority pageFind how to stay safe with the Department of Homeland Security’s severe weather preparedness guidelines. Keep in mind that storm shelters may not be an option in some cases due to COVID-19. RELATED: At least 6 killed in North Georgia | Coronavirus and Storm Shelters, What Do I Do?
4 dead, several injured across South in outbreak of twisters
National Weather Service teams confirmed at least 18 tornado paths: nine in Mississippi, six in Alabama and three in Louisiana. Three people were injured, at least one of them seriously, by an apparent tornado that hit Amite County, Mississippi, Monday afternoon, county emergency director Grant McCurley said. Four counties eastward, seven women received minor injuries when their group home in Sumrall, Mississippi was heavily damaged, officials said. In Guntown, Mississippi, near Tupelo and about 260 miles (420 kilometers) north-northeast of Amite County, a tornado destroyed a church and damaged dozens of homes. It was among at least 60 to 75 homes damaged in Lee County, with assessments still going on, officials said.
Tornado on ground for nearly 30 minutes in Flagler County
People living in Flagler County are picking up the pieces of their homes after a tornado ripped through. A fence is knocked down behind White Eagle in Korona after a possible tornado in Flagler County. ⚠️🌪⚠️ - A tornado touched down on the south side of Flagler Beach this morning at approximately 5:45 a.m. Heavy rainfall can hide tornadoes, so the best course of action during a tornado warning is to take cover immediately. For St. Johns County, the warning was in place through 5:45 a.m., 8 miles from Crescent City in neighboring Putnam County.
St. Johns County business picks up pieces after severe storm
ELKTON, Fla. – A powerful storm that swept through Northeast Florida before dawn Saturday left residents and business owners to spend the weekend cleaning up. The National Weather Service said an EF-1 tornado ripped through Flagler County for nearly 20 miles, and parts of Putnam and St. Johns counties were affected by the severe storm. The storm left a wake of damage in Elkton just after 5 a.m. along County Road 305 off State Road 207 near FL Custom Kitchen and Bath. Laura Orlowski, who owns the business, said there used to be two massive metal doors that would slide together in the front of the building, but after the storm ripped through, the doors blew off. “Well we seen parts flying through the air,” Shelandoah Willis said.
Tornado damages at least 40 homes in Yulee
YULEE, Fla. – The EF-1 tornado with winds between 90-100 mph that tore through Nassau County on Thursday afternoon ripped down hundreds of trees and damaged at least 40 homes, according to emergency management officials. The damage from the storm included an overturned tractor-trailer that appeared to have damaged vehicles on State Road 200 in Yulee, just west of Chester Road. Those winds were powerful enough to flip several trailers onto their sides at RDL Logistics, a trucking company in Nassau County. VIDEO: Drone flies over storm damageNassau County Emergency Management logged hundreds of reports of trees down and other damage. The National Weather Service in Jacksonville issued a tornado warning just before 2 p.m. for Nassau County and Camden County after radar detected a severe thunderstorm near Yulee capable of producing a tornado.