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Sunday 3 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Tornadoes

This year
At least 26 people killed after tornadoes tear through US midwest and south
Confirmed or suspected tornadoes in at least eight states destroyed several homes and businesses.
At least 10 people killed and dozens injured as tornadoes strikes multiple US states
The storm system also brought wildfires to the southern Plains and blizzard conditions to the Upper Midwest.
Death toll rises to at least 25 in Mississippi after devastating tornadoes
Mississippi is preparing for more turbulent weather today, including damaging winds and hail.
Last year
One person killed and more than a dozen injured after tornadoes hit parts of the US
US forecasters have issued multiple tornado warnings.
All time
Biden declares major disaster in Kentucky after tornadoes kill dozens in midwestern US
Officials have cautioned that the death toll, for now at 94, could still rise.
At least five dead as tornadoes lash Alabama and Georgia
Authorities say the twister cut a diagonal path through rural areas, which likely kept the death toll from being higher.
Louisiana left devastated as Hurricane Laura’s remnants move eastwards
Flooding and more tornadoes are possible as the storm moves through Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.
14 killed as tornadoes sweep across southern US
Among the dead in Mississippi was a boy of seven.
Here's why people thought this ad for smoked ham was 'offensive and disrespectful'
The ASAI published its latest complaints today.
It's tornado season in the States but (weirdly) there are no tornadoes
There have been none in March so far – and that’s the first time that’s happened in 50 years.
6 things you never knew about tornadoes
How much do you know about one of nature’s most terrifying phenomenons?
An American company is now selling a bulletproof blanket to kids
The product has gone on sale with various warning about crazed gunmen and Mother Nature.
Dramatic cloud funnel spotted in Cork amid severe thunderstorm
However, it didn’t touch down and there are no reports of any damage.
Pics: Neighbourhoods left in ruins after tornadoes rip through the United States
More than a dozen people have so far been killed by the storms.
New tornadoes lash southern US, 19 people killed in two days
Two people died after new storms in Alabama yesterday.
What is a tornado and why do they hit America so hard?
With 16 dead already, the US tornado season has already begun.
"It's chaos": At least 10 killed as powerful tornadoes tear across southern US
The mayor of the Arkansas town Velonia said the downtown area looked “completely levelled”.
Six killed as tornadoes tear across America's midwest
Trees were uprooted, cars flipped and houses flattened.
Severe storm and tornadoes threaten Midwestern US states
53 million people in ten states are at significant risk for thunderstorms and tornadoes.
Mother and child among 5 killed in Oklahoma tornadoes
Watch a video of the intense storm.
Six die as powerful storm hits Texas
A powerful storm spawned tornadoes which hit several times in Hood, Tarrant, Dallas and Parker counties last night.
US storms: Tornado kills 5 in Oklahoma
Five people, including two children, have been killed by a tornado that struck in Oklamhoma early this morning after warning signals failed to sound.
In pictures: Texans assess tornado damage after spate of storms
The National Weather Service says that up to a dozen tornadoes may have struck the Dallas-Fort Worth area yesterday.
Toddler found alive in field after tornado dies
The 15-month-old’s parents, brother and sister were killed in a storm which wreaked havoc across five US states.
Photos: storms wreak havoc across southern US states
At least 37 people have been killed as the tornadoes destroyed everything in their paths on Friday.
12 killed in severe US storms
Winds of up to 270 kph tore through neighbourhoods, destroying homes in the Midwest and killing at least 12 people.
Workers escape wrath of tornado that hits farm in Derry
Similar tornado-like storms were spotted elsewhere in Derry earlier this week.
Death toll from huge US storms rises to 248
The southern states of Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky and Alabama were all hit with extensive damage reported and raw video showing the incredible size of some tornadoes.