Storm brings tornadoes near Houston

  Feb 14th 2017 11:41AM HOUSTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Storms packing heavy rains, lashing winds and tornadoes hit the Houston metropolitan area on Tuesday, ripping roofs off homes, blowing windows out of frames and leaving tens of thousands of people without power. Two tornadoes were reported to have touched down in Fort Bend County,…

Evacuations ordered below damaged California dam

  Feb 12th 2017 8:42PM Feb 12 (Reuters) – Residents below the tallest dam in the United States near Oroville in Northern California were ordered to evacuate immediately on Sunday after authorities said an auxiliary spillway was in danger of imminent collapse. “Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered,”…

State of emergency declared after 4 tornadoes hit Louisiana

At least four tornadoes were spawned by a storm system that swept through Louisiana Tuesday, with widespread damage reported in parts of New Orleans. Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in the wake of the damaging storms and said he will travel to southeastern Louisiana to survey the destruction left behind.  …