Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to Wilkes County after EF-1 tornado rips through the area

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to Wilkes County after EF-1 tornado rips through the area

The Billy Graham response heads to Wilkesboro after a tornado swept through areas of the town. WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — As Wilkes County deals with the aftermath of the EF-1 tornado that struck multiple areas with winds reaching 105 to 110 mph, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT ) is on its way. “Spring is a peak time for tornadoes to occur in North Carolina, and yet they always catch us off-guard,” said Josh Holland, international…

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VERIFY: Where are tornado sirens located across the Greater Houston area?

VERIFY: Where are tornado sirens located across the Greater Houston area?

HOUSTON — A tornado touching down in west Harris County led a viewer to ask where the tornado sirens are in our area.  Tornado sirens are used to alert people in case of weather and other threats. The National Weather Service said they are intended as an outdoor warning system.  The KHOU 11 VERIFY team did some research on where tornado sirens are located across the Houston area and here’s what they found.  City of…

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National Weather Service confirms tornado hit Rowan County school

National Weather Service confirms tornado hit Rowan County school

Severe storms left a trail of damage across North Carolina on Thursday, including significant impacts at a Rowan County school. ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A confirmed EF-1 tornado left a trail of damage in Rowan County on Thursday, including ripping the roof off a building at an elementary school.  Mount Ulla Elementary School is closed Friday due to damage caused by Thursday’s severe weather outbreak. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado with approximately…

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Tornado blew at up to 110 mph in Wilkesboro

Tornado blew at up to 110 mph in Wilkesboro

An EF-1 tornado touched down in Wilkes County Thursday night. Investigators with the National Weather Service found estimated peak winds of 105 to 110 mph blew down Main Street in Wilkesboro just before 7 p.m. A BP gas station was badly damaged, and trees also fell on some houses in the area. It is not known whether the tornado caused this damage or if other high winds caused it. The windy storms on Thursday damaged trees and…

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Tornado rips through Wilkes County and surrounding areas

Tornado rips through Wilkes County and surrounding areas

A tornado touched down in Wilkes County, severely damaging parts of the North Wilkesboro area. WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — A tornado rolled through Wilkes County Thursday night, damaging parts of the North Wilkesboro area.  Until 11 p.m., most of the Piedmont Triad was under a Tornado Watch. The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Wilkes County.  WFMY News 2 received viewer photos showing a BP gas station damaged by the storm…

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Weather Aware Day: Tornado warnings expired for three metro counties

Weather Aware Day: Tornado warnings expired for three metro counties

Parts of Alexander, Iredell, and Catawba counties need to stay sheltered until 7:30 p.m. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three counties in the Charlotte region were under tornado warnings until 7:30 p.m. Tornado watches are also in effect for numerous counties, including Mecklenburg, Rowan, Gaston, Union, Catawba, Alexander, Cabarrus, Iredell and Lincoln counties. Stay Weather Aware for potential storms. Eastern Catawba County, southeastern Alexander County, and west-central Iredell County were affected by the warning issued by the…

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Weather Aware Day: Tornado warnings ongoing for three metro counties

Weather Aware Day: Tornado warnings ongoing for three metro counties

Parts of Alexander, Iredell, and Catawba counties need to stay sheltered until 7:30 p.m. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three counties in the Charlotte region are under tornado warnings until 7:30 p.m. Eastern Catawba County, southeastern Alexander County, and west-central Iredell County are affected by the warning issued by the National Weather Service just before 6:45 p.m. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near the towns of Newton and Maiden, moving northeast at…

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Tornado warnings active in three metro counties

Tornado warnings active in three metro counties

Parts of Iredell, Alexander, and Catawba counties are under warning until 7:30 p.m. Author: WCNC Staff, Brad Panovich, Chris Mulcahy, Brittany Van Voorhees (WCNC), Larry Sprinkle, KJ Jacobs Published: 12:41 PM EST March 6, 2019 Updated: 6:46 PM EDT April 11, 2024 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three counties in the Charlotte region are under tornado warnings until 7:30 p.m. Eastern Catawba County, southeastern Alexander County, and west-central Iredell County are affected by the warning issued by…

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‘Aggressive’ hurricane season forecast for Texas Gulf Coast

‘Aggressive’ hurricane season forecast for Texas Gulf Coast

Researchers at Colorado State University have just released their hurricane season forecast, calling this year’s outlook the “most aggressive” ever: a 54% chance a hurricane will strike the Texas coast, including a 25% chance that it will be major. Justin Ballard, the Houston Chronicle’s newsroom meteorologist, joined the Standard with more about what the forecast could mean for Texas. This transcript has been edited lightly for clarity: Texas Standard: On average, Texas experiences a major hurricane…

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After Texas’ largest wildfire is contained, a rancher moves on with a single calf

After Texas’ largest wildfire is contained, a rancher moves on with a single calf

Subscribe to The Y’all — a weekly dispatch about the people, places and policies defining Texas, produced by Texas Tribune journalists living in communities across the state. PAMPA — On the second day of the Smokehouse Creek fire, Dale Jenkins was looking out his window. He could see the wispy white smoke passing over the hill on the horizon of his Candadian ranch. A squad of local volunteer firefighters had worked all night to contain…

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EF-2 tornado touches down in Port Arthur, Jasper County experiences major flooding following overnight storms

EF-2 tornado touches down in Port Arthur, Jasper County experiences major flooding following overnight storms

https://media.tegna-media.com/assets/KJAC/images/e3154580-3024-4409-8fc0-e8dcc9765a24/e3154580-3024-4409-8fc0-e8dcc9765a24_750x422.jpg By Wednesday afternoon the a damage assessment team from the National Weather Service had visited Port Arthur. BEAUMONT, Texas — A tornado touched down in Port Arthur early Wednesday morning as thunderstorms passed through Southeast Texas overnight and into Wednesday morning leaving behind power outages, damage and flooding in portions of Southeast Texas.  By Wednesday afternoon the damage assessment team from the National Weather Service had visited Port Arthur. Their preliminary results showed that…

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EF-2 tornado touches down in Port Arthur, Jasper County experiences major flooding following overnight storms

EF-2 tornado touches down in Port Arthur, Jasper County experiences major flooding following overnight storms

By Wednesday afternoon the a damage assessment team from the National Weather Service had visited Port Arthur. BEAUMONT, Texas — A tornado touched down in Port Arthur early Wednesday morning as thunderstorms passed through Southeast Texas overnight and into Wednesday morning leaving behind power outages, damage and flooding in portions of Southeast Texas.  By Wednesday afternoon the damage assessment team from the National Weather Service had visited Port Arthur. Their preliminary results showed that an…

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Confirmed tornado rips apart Firestone building in Katy area

Confirmed tornado rips apart Firestone building in Katy area

An NWS official said the tornado was an EF-1 with maximum winds up to 90 mph and did not have much of a track. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Heavy rain and strong winds ripped through the Houston area early Wednesday morning, leaving damage in its path.  A Firestone Tire Shop in the Katy area was destroyed in the storm. The National Weather Service confirmed that a brief tornado hit the area around 2:45 a.m. Video of…

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Brief tornado causes significant damage to strip mall, collapses building in Katy area, officials confirm

Brief tornado causes significant damage to strip mall, collapses building in Katy area, officials confirm

Video of the business shows a collapsed sign and part of the roof of a Firestone completely caved in. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Heavy rain and strong winds ripped through the Houston area early Wednesday morning, leaving damage in its path.  A Firestone Tire Shop in the Katy area was destroyed in the storm. The National Weather Service confirmed that a brief tornado hit the area. Video of the business on Mason Road not far from…

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