Most of the people throughout the world will not believe the reality of the End of the World; understood as the Great Tribulation Period, which is actually the End of the Age of Grace and the Beginning of the Millennial Age, until an earthquake causes the ground to move beneath their feet and the sky rolls black with volcanic ash and their entire Earth Life is being destroyed right before their eyes...
Volcanic Burning of the Vatican City
 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning,
and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth
her.  And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived
deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see
smoke of her burning,  Standing afar off for the fear of her torment,
saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour
is thy judgment come.  The merchants of these things, which were
made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment,
weeping and wailing,  For in one hour so great riches is come
to naught. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and
sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,  And cried
when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this
great city!  And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping
and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all
that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! For in one hour is she made
The Greek word definitions:
burned with fire - to burn up, blasted and consume by fire.
18:9 & 19
- the smoke of her burning - the
burning by which metals are roasted and reduced; by a figure drawn from a
refiners fire; calamities or trials that test the character.
18:10 & 15
– torment - to torture, a testing by
the touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of
gold or silver by the color of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with
Revelation 18:17 & 19 - come to naught & made desolate - to make desolate, lay waste, to ruin, bring to desolation, to despoil one, strip her of her treasures.
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June 29, 2017
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May 31, 2017
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April 30, 2017
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April 28, 2017
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April 03, 2017
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March 30, 2017
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March 25, 2017
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March 19, 2017
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March 17, 2017
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March 10, 2017
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March 07, 2017
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February 20, 2017
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November 30, 2016
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November 01, 2016
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June 13, 2016
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June 12, 2016
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June 09, 2016
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June 08, 2016
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June 06, 2016
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June 06, 2016
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May 27, 2016
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May 25, 2016
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May 23, 2016
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May 18, 2016
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May 17, 2016
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May 10, 2016
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May 10, 2016
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May 08, 2016
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April 30, 2016
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April 25, 2016
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April 16, 2016
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April 14, 2016
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March 31, 2016
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March 21, 2016
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March 14, 2016
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February 25, 2016
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February 24, 2016
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February 03, 2016
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January 28, 2016
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January 18, 2016
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January 11, 2016
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December 26, 2015
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December 24, 2015
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November 23, 2015
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November 17, 2015
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November 16, 2015
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November 01, 2015
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September 16, 2015
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August 26, 2015
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August 25, 2015
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July 31, 2015
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July 27, 2015
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July 19, 2015
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July 18, 2015
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July 10, 2015
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July 08, 2015
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June 29, 2015
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May 27, 2015
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May 25, 2015
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May 17, 2015
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May 07, 2015
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May 06, 2015
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April 28, 2015
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June 25, 2014
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April 29, 2014
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April 28, 2014
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November 18, 2013
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July 30, 2013
After four years of searching for perfect supercell in the Central Plains, photographer Mike Olbinski from Arizona and his friend Andy Hoeland captured an amazing rotating supercell near Booker, Texas. Rotating clouds looking like
June 27, 2013
A massive tornado slammed the towns of Minglanilla and Talisay in Cebu, Philippines on June 17, 2013. Twister caused significant infrastructural damage and downing trees. The tornado originally started off as a waterspout before coming ashore and inflicting damage
June 19, 2013
A massive storm system swept across the Midwestern U.S. late on June 12, 2012 and is continuing to move across the Mid-Atlantic. It was expected that the system becomes derecho, however that didn't realize. The most intense areas were along the Ohio-West
June 13, 2013
A rare tornado swept through industrial area in Cavenago, northern Italy, around 27 km from Milan. The tornado raged alongside the A4 motorway on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. It generated winds of up to 100 km/h and caused extensive damage. A man driving a
May 30, 2013
Cyclone Ferdo is battering Europe. Rain, thunder showers and temperature drop is affecting Adriatic Sea, as well as some waterspouts. Huge waterspout was seen over sea near city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Funnels and waterspouts are caused by unstable
May 30, 2013
A waterspout was recorded near Obninsk nuclear power plant in Russia on May 23, 2013. It caused minor damage to buildings in the area. Obninsk is located about 110 km southeast of Moscow. The nuclear power plant APS-1 Obninsk (Atomic Power Station 1
May 24, 2013
Severe weather continues in contiguous US. An EF-4 tornado (winds 270 - 320 km/h, Enhanced Fujita scale 0 - 5) nearly 1600 meters wide touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, 2013 causing devastating damage. Moore tornado is likely to be one of the five most damagin
May 21, 2013
Several tornadoes have struck the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy on May 3, 2013. A strong and violent tornado hit Bentivoglio and Argelato villages, between Bologna and Modena in the afternoon local time, injuring 11 people and damaging several houses. Some houses
May 04, 2013
There have been a number of tornadoes in unusual parts of the world in the last couple of months. One of the most unusual struck Italian city of Taranto on November 28, 2012.The whole of Italy and the western Mediterranean is currently under the sway of a powerful
December 01, 2012
A tornado touched down five miles southeast of Hale Center in a storm system that delivered baseball-sized hail, at least in one case breaking car windows Friday, October 12, 2012.The first official report of Hale Center hail came at 6:21 p.m., Vitale said, measuring
October 14, 2012
A tornado that formed in Colorado's high-country on Saturday, July 28, 2012 was estimated by National Weather Service as the second-highest tornado ever recorded in the U.S.There were four different reported sightings of the high-altitude hit the northeast side of
July 31, 2012
A huge outbreak of severe thunderstorms hit United States on Thursday, July 26, 2012 causing damage in fifteen states and knocking out power to over 250,000 customers. Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect for 132 counties in 15 states along but it was not as
July 27, 2012
A rare tornado touched down on Lake of Zürich, Switzerland on July 21, 2012. The image was sent by a reader from Switzerland. Video is courtesy of YouTube user ugeilinger.Geographically, Lake of Zürich is located in the southwestern part of the canton of
July 23, 2012
Powerful wave of tornadoes ripped through the north-western part of Poland on Saturday evening leaving more than 100 houses destroyed and about 400 hectares of woodlands in Bory Tucholskie forest flattened. Tornadoes hit the Kujawy-Pomerania and Wielkopolska
July 16, 2012
A viewer in Kolka, Latvia, caught this waterspout on tape on June 13, 2012 off the coast of the Gulf of Riga.Courtesy of Jan van Ooijen, MeteoService.nlVideo autor: Uldis KrustiņšSource:
July 13, 2012
A violent tornado hit off Venice, in particular the islands of St. Helena, Charterhouse and St. Erasmus, the garden of the lagoon. The Municipal Civil Protection, after an initial survey, reports that there is substantial damage to the island of Certosa with hundreds
June 12, 2012
A severe storm producing dangerous lightning, loud booms of thunder, high winds, large hail and scary clouds hit Atlantic County, New Jersey during the evening hours on June 7, 2012. Storm produced something that could be described as tornado-like semi-funnel. Many
June 09, 2012
The combination of an unstable air mass, a retreating frontal boundary, and an approaching upper-level disturbance ignited a round of severe thunderstorms across eastern New Mexico and the western Texas Panhandle on May 21, 2012, according to report issued by National
May 25, 2012
An unusual funnel cloud was spotted on the plains of northern Italy recently. Videos posted online early this week clearly showed a funnel cloud dipping from heavy dark clouds.Close-up detail showed well the anti-clockwise twisting of the narrow funnel, which seemed
May 10, 2012
A teenage boy died, around 40 people were injured and up to 250 houses were damaged on Sunday, May 6, 2012 after an apparent tornado hit Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures, north of Tokyo, local police and firefighters said.An aerial shot from a Kyodo helicopter shows
May 06, 2012
Last week we were reporting about tornado seen in Netherlands. Now a tornado touched down in the countryside of southern France on Sunday. Only minor damage was reported. According to a French website, Meteorologic, the tornado was rated as an F-1, implying highest
April 30, 2012
A small tornado has been caught on video on the ground in the Netherlands. The twister was stirring up dust over tilled land in southeastern Netherlands, near the Germany border, late last Friday, local time. Although the video did not clearly show a funnel, it did
April 25, 2012
A devastating string of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes was tracked through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska on Saturday, April 14, 2012.This severe weather outbreak was remarkable in its duration as supercell thunderstorms began to pop up in western Kansas
April 15, 2012
A tornado that cut through the heart of Norman on Friday, April 13, 2012 could be the first taste of a major outbreak expected Saturday and Sunday.A large upper-air cold pocket will exit out of the Four Corners and meet up with a humid and very warm air mass still
April 14, 2012
Large, destructive tornadoes touched down in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas of Texas on Tuesday afternoon. Wave after wave of storms battered North Texas on Tuesday afternoon, smashing homes and apartment complexes, toppling trees, tossing vehicles. Cleanup efforts
April 04, 2012
Severe thunderstorms are heating up on the central and southern Plains, producing the threats of damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes. A line of thunderstorms is stretching from the Dallas and Fort Worth area and extending to communities south and west of San
March 20, 2012
Several homes were destroyed and others damaged Thursday when a tornado touched down near Dexter, Michigan, officials said.No injuries or deaths were immediately reported, said Marc Breckenridge, emergency management director for Washtenaw County. Authorities were
March 16, 2012
The twister with winds of 100 - 115 kmh (60-70 mph) tore holes in roofs and downed trees as it moves through the towns Lanikai and Kailua on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. A waterspout made landfall on Friday morning on the east shore becoming a rare tornado. There were
March 11, 2012
A massive tornado outbreak of stunning violence swept through the US midsection on Friday, March 2nd, spawning deadly tornadoes that killed at least 31. Hardest hit were Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The scale of the outbreak was truly exceptional, with a preliminary
March 04, 2012
Reports of serious damage are pouring in and situation is getting worse. Storms are headed towards huge population centers like New York City, Boston, Philadelphia...Severe storms started hammering an area from Missouri into Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky
March 03, 2012
A tornado reportedly caused significant damage to homes and several injuries in Harveyville, Kansas, about 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Topeka. The small Wabaunsee County town of about 230 residents was hit about 9 p.m. local time as a severe storm system swept across
February 29, 2012
A powerful tornado has ripped through the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi and Sumatra, killing five people and damaging properties. Rare tornadoes hit Wette’e village, Sidenreng Rappang (Sidrap) regency in South Sulawesi and West Pakpak regency in North Sumatra on
February 28, 2012
A large water funnel resembling a tornado has been spotted in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf yesterday. The thin, tornado-like funnel apparently caused no significant harm as it swirled near the Auckland central business district at about 4 p.m., local time, or late Tuesday
February 15, 2012
There have been several tornadic outbreaks with damaging winds and hail… in Arkansas, Illinois, Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, Mississippi, Indiana, Louisiana and Michigan… Be prepared if you live in any of these states!Twisters downed
January 23, 2012
Through August, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) estimated that ten weather disasters costing at least $1 billion had hit the U.S., at total cost of up to $45 billion. However, the October 29 snow storm brings us up to eleven billion-dollar disasters. Flood
December 01, 2011
A storm described as a "tornado" has left an aftermath of damage in a part of northern England. The violent storm struck Greater Manchester Tuesday afternoon downing trees and damaging homes. Witnesses described skies going "pitch black" and "all whirling around," as
December 01, 2011
A total of 23 tornadoes were sighted across the South on Wednesday (some sightings were likely of the same twister), while the National Weather Service received dozens of reports of thunderstorm wind damage. Deadly tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms tearing across
November 17, 2011
A deadly tornado hit the township of Duduza in South Africa on Sunday. An 8-year-old child died and more than 160 people were injured when the twister struck Duduza, about 40 miles east of Johannesburg, destroying dozens of houses, many of them tin shacks, according...
October 04, 2011
Flooding isn't the only threat Tropical Rainstorm Lee brings to the Southeast. Tornadoes have been touching down from Mississippi to Alabama, Georgia and Florida, and more are likely to be spawned across the Southeast through Tuesday.The area at greatest risk today
September 06, 2011
Irene is a category 1 Hurricane with sustained winds of 85 m.p.h. Its effects so far have included 4 deaths in North Carolina, hundreds of trees uprooted, power outages, and structural damage. Structural damage, though minor so far in most places, has also been of a
August 27, 2011
The following is a release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) on Aug. 4, 2011."NOAA issued its updated 2011 Atlantic hurricane season outlook today, raising the number of expected named storms from its pre-season outlook issued in May.
August 06, 2011
A whirlwind that struck the eastern Russian city of Blagoveshchensk on Sunday night was the country’s first ever "city tornado," a meteorologist reported. The 13-minute twister that killed one person and injured dozens of others in Blagoveshchensk, a city of around
August 01, 2011
While Poland is still in the grips of a low pressure front sweeping eastwards, causing heavy rainfall and expected hailstorms in southern regions of the country, emergency services and residents are inspecting yesterday’s damage in the central Mazovian and Lodz
July 15, 2011
It would seem this city has already suffered enough - after 151 people were killed and 6,000 homes destroyed by a fatal twister. But now health officials say flying debris from last month’s deadly tornado is to blame for an outbreak of a potentially deadly fungal
June 13, 2011
The unusually large number of severe tornadoes this year may be a sign of large-scale changes in the jet stream. When the events happen frequently such as the destruction of Joplin, Mo., the outbreak of multiple tornadoes in Alabama, and the northeast outbreak in...
June 05, 2011
At least two confirmed tornadoes descended upon towns in western Massachusetts on Wednesday, leaving at least four dead and smashing homes and buildings across a 40-mile stretch, state officials and witnesses reported. The storms struck shortly after 4 p.m. in
June 02, 2011
Wednesday storms spawned softball-sized hail in Georgia and damaging winds in upstate York, but no fatalities were reported, as of posting.SPC received a total of 1,017 severe weather reports across 14 states on Wednesday (preliminary data) including 96
May 27, 2011
Residents of tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri continued picking up the pieces, totaling the damages and counting their blessings Wednesday. The tornado that struck the community Sunday killed at least 125 people, in what authorities said was the deadliest single...
May 25, 2011
A powerful tornado barreled through Joplin, Missouri leaving a wide path of destruction and killing at least 30. The tornado leveled a residential area of the city (population: 50 000) estimated to be as large as 20 blocks. Many people are believed to be trapped...
May 23, 2011
Peacefull town Müllendorf in austrian district of Eisenstadt-Umgebung was hit by unusual event this Saturday. A 80 meter wide tornado swept directly over the houses and gardens, covered dozens homes, uprooted trees and three houses rattled. A weather phenomenon
May 16, 2011
Buildings leveled, roofs blown off and the debris covered the small town. At least 35 blocks in the small Iowan town of Lenox (pop: 1,407) in Taylor County received some damage..The first tornado was an EF0 with a peak wind of about 80MPH (width of 0.3mile; path
May 14, 2011
There is an upper level low pressure system vortex storm forming of East Coast of US. It's an occluded front with a low pressure of 29.29hg or 992mb. The winds are rotating the system counterclockwise. In previous post we gave some possible explanation of the situation
May 11, 2011
NOAA released the latest stats concerning last week's tornado outbreak in the South. The organization's current tornado estimate is 305 as of Wednesday, May 4. If this number is correct, it is the largest outbreak in history, surpassing the April 3-4, 1974, outbreak,
May 04, 2011
A low aloft over the Hawaiian Islands was responsible for bringing rare severe weather Monday afternoon. The storms produced small hail, flash flooding, and even multiple water spouts. Along with the frequent lightning, flash flooding was an issue with some areas
May 04, 2011
Following photos are before and after imagery showing tornado damage in various neighborhoods of Tuscaloosa, AL. The before imagery is credited to Google, the after imagery was taken from an altitude of 1,500m (5,000 feet) by a NOAA aircraft on April 29, 2011:The
May 02, 2011
After suffering one of the worst tornado outbreaks in recorded history, and what is likely to be a record-setting April for tornadoes, the U.S. will be in an extremely vulnerable state as we head through the more notorious severe weather months of May and June.The
May 01, 2011
EF-0, winds of 65 to 85 mph (105 to 137 kph)Tornadoes are rated by the havoc they inflict, on a scale of 1 to 5. But to fully comprehend this scale, you have to see the aftermath.After a tornado is reported, the National Weather Service deploys storm survey teams
April 29, 2011
Southern storms death toll nears 300The grim death toll from the 24-hour storm period continued to rise, with 294 counted in six states. Among them were two university students in Alabama. Nearly 1 million people were without electricity. The vast
April 28, 2011
The tornadoes and severe thunderstorms have killed at least 72 people across the South on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press, and the death toll will continue to rise. Tornadoes remain a threat from the mid-Atlantic to southern Alabama. Out of those
April 27, 2011
Good Friday saw the year's strongest tornado yet pound St. Louis, flattening houses and shredding the roof of a crowded airport terminal on its 35 kilometers path (22-mile) along the ground.Shattered glass injured several people at Lambert-St. Louis International
April 25, 2011
From Thursday, April 14, 2011 to Saturday, April, 16, 2011, devastating tornadoes rampaged across communities of the southern United States. Cities and towns from Oklahoma to North Carolina were assaulted by the deadly twisters.The tornado outbreak led to a total of
April 17, 2011
At least nine people were killed as powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes tore through the southern Plains and lower Mississippi Valley Thursday night.The tiny town of Tushka, Oklahoma, was among the hardest hit locations, struck head-on by a tornado Thursday evening
April 15, 2011
A powerful storm system that moved through the nation's midsection over the weekend caused what may be a record-breaking seven tornadoes in Wisconsin, officials said Monday."It's one of the most significant tornado outbreaks in April," said Rich Mamrosh,
April 12, 2011
Strong thunderstorms kicked off a busy few days of severe weather on Saturday, spawning destructive tornadoes and dropping large hail across parts of the Plains and Southeast. At least 13 people were injured and numerous buildings and vehicles were damaged from the
April 10, 2011
Residents from Tampa to Lakeland are cleaning up after a rash of violent storms and tornadoes tore through the Sunshine State over the past two days. There were at least half a dozen reports of tornadoes along with numerous reports of damaging winds and hail on
April 01, 2011
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area at 9:40 a.m. (10:40 a.m. EST). Earlier Wednesday, three suspected tornadoes hit the New Orleans area the morning after Mardi Gras. Severe thunderstorms, with tornadoes reported, began Tuesday in
March 09, 2011
A tornado slammed a southwestern Louisiana town Saturday, killing a young mother who was sheltering her child. Eleven other people were injured and more than 100 homes were damaged, many of them destroyed, authorities said. About 1,500 people were evacuated because of
March 06, 2011
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