Massachusetts twister spares Louisa May Alcott's family home

Aug 23, 2016

Massachusetts twister spares Louisa May Alcott's family home

A tornado that briefly touched down in the Massachusetts town of Concord uprooted trees and damaged dozens of houses but spared the family home of author Louisa May Alcott. The National Weather Service says the EF1 tornado had winds of about 100 mph. EF1 ...

51 dead in extreme weather in eastern China: Xinhua

Jun 23, 2016

51 dead in extreme weather in eastern China: Xinhua

Extreme weather, including hailstorms, heavy rain and a tornado, killed 51 and injured dozens in China’s eastern Jiangsu province, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday. The storms hit Yancheng city in the province around 2:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, levelling homes, it ...

Three hurt in Kanagawa by wind gusts blamed on tornado

Aug 18, 2015

Three hurt in Kanagawa by wind gusts blamed on tornado

Three people were injured when a suspected tornado touched down Monday in Kanagawa Prefecture, according to the Meteorological Agency and the police. A 27-year-old man in the city of Fujisawa suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a panel blown by a ...

Jun 16, 2015

Tornado unconfirmed after powerful gust causes damage, injury in Gunma

The Meteorological Agency will thoroughly investigate Monday’s sudden wind torrent that blazed through Gunma Prefecture, blowing away roofs of houses and shattering windows. Damage has been reported in Gunma cities including Isezaki and Maebashi. In Isezaki, at least two people in a car were ...

Severe storms slam U.S. South, killing at least four

Dec 25, 2014

Severe storms slam U.S. South, killing at least four

Power companies struggled to restore electricity to thousands of people in Mississippi on Wednesday, a day after a powerful storm swept through the Southeastern U.S. and killed at least four people. Police in Columbia, Mississippi, were stationed at all major intersections because traffic lights ...

Data show twisters form over Kanto in September

| Sep 5, 2013

Data show twisters form over Kanto in September

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Damage to people and property by tornadoes made headlines over the past week, with the latest in Tochigi Prefecture injuring three people while destroying houses and other buildings. Here are some questions and answers regarding twisters: Are twisters common in Japan? About 17 were ...

Cleanup begins after Kanto tornado

Sep 3, 2013

Cleanup begins after Kanto tornado

Recovery and repair efforts continued Tuesday, a day after a tornado tore a path through Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, and Noda, Chiba Prefecture. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Agency continued its investigation into whether the tornado was produced by a supercell, the least common type of thunderstorm ...