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[Update] NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least 19 people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville, destroying the stained glass in a historic church and leaving hundreds of people homeless. Daybreak revealed a landscape littered with blown-down walls and […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Severe storms that spawned tornadoes damaged homes and downed trees as they moved across the Southeast on Monday night. Forecasters warned that the storms could threaten more than 29 million people, raising the risk of powerful tornadoes, damaging winds and hail the size of tennis balls. Cities in northern Alabama reported power […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion. The U.S. had 16 disasters last year with damage exceeding a billion dollars, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday. That ties 2011 for the number […]

A powerful storm with straight-line winds and possible tornadoes tore roofs off factories, ripped away storefronts and destroyed homes across Indiana, Ohio and into Pennsylvania, and on Monday, the National Weather Service planned to survey some of the damage. Scuba divers found the bodies of two men inside a home’s flooded basement where they were […]

ROCHELLE, Ill. (AP) — At least one large tornado touched down Thursday night in northern Illinois, killing one person and injuring seven others in one tiny community as severe weather pummeled the Midwest. One person was killed in the tiny community of Fairdale, James Joseph with the Illinois Department of Emergency Management said. Rockford Fire […]

LOUISVILLE, Mississippi — Ruth Bennett died clutching the last child left at her day care center as a tornado wiped the building off its foundation.…

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Heavy rains and flooding have left people stranded in their houses and cars in the Florida Panhandle, the latest area of the country to be pummeled by a dayslong chain of severe weather. Escambia County spokesman Bill Pearson says fire rescue crews aren’t able to respond to some calls early Wednesday […]

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — After spawning deadly tornadoes that flattened homes and businesses in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, a storm system that also caused havoc in the Midwest had Georgia in its sights early Tuesday. At least 11 people in the South were killed Monday, bringing the overall death toll from two days of severe […]