Tornadoes in the US
By Ed Hightower, 9 March 2019
President Donald Trump’s visit to Lee County appears to have consisted largely of a helicopter overflight and briefings with local officials.
By Nick Barrickman, 29 April 2014
A powerful storm system tore through the Southeast US on Sunday, producing tornadoes that killed an estimated 18 people.
By Kristina Betinis and George Marlowe, 19 November 2013
A powerful storm system passed through 12 US states on Sunday, causing tornadoes that leveled hundreds of homes and killed at least eight.
By Naomi Spencer, 23 May 2013
The financial oligarchy’s stranglehold on social life ensures that tragedies such as the one still unfolding in Moore, Oklahoma will be repeated.
By Naomi Spencer, 22 May 2013
As Moore, Oklahoma residents grapple with the destruction from Monday’s tornado, politicians are issuing the usual platitudes of “hope” and “resilience.”
By Niles Williamson, 21 May 2013
On Monday afternoon, a massive tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, leaving a mile-wide swath of devastation.
By Matthew MacEgan, 17 May 2013
On Wednesday, 10 tornadoes tore through the ground of north central Texas leaving at least six people dead and dozens wounded.
By Naomi Spencer, 16 April 2012
Several small towns across the US plains were destroyed by tornadoes over the weekend.
By James Brewer and James Brookfield, 17 March 2012
A tornado touched down in Dexter, Michigan on Thursday evening, causing extensive property damage though apparently no serious injuries.
By Naomi Spencer, 2 March 2012
At least 12 people were killed and hundreds injured after a series of violent storms tore through the central US Wednesday.
By Patrick Martin, 29 June 2011
Large sections of rural and small-town America are being laid waste by storms, floods and wildfires, with little or no assistance from the federal government.
By Toby Reese, 15 June 2011
The fire, the largest in Arizona’s history, has so far burned over 733 square miles in the state and in neighboring New Mexico.
By Naomi Spencer, 7 June 2011
Flooding continues along the Missouri River, where hundreds have been ordered to evacuate and still more essential crops are threatened.
By Kate Randall, 3 June 2011
At least three people were killed when tornadoes touched down in central and western Massachusetts on Wednesday.
By Naomi Spencer, 3 June 2011
With 138 dead in the worst US tornado disaster in more than 60 years, the New York Times published an article Tuesday, prominently displayed on the main left column of its front page, under the headline, “Reconstruction Lifts Economy After Disasters.”
By Patrick Martin, 30 May 2011
While the president promised not to forget the tornado victims, the scale of federal aid is entirely inadequate.
By Naomi Spencer, 28 May 2011
The death toll continues to climb five days after Joplin, Missouri, was devastated by a tornado.
28 May 2011
The WSWS publishes here a reader’s letter in response to “The Joplin, Missouri tornado” on the dominance of Wal-Mart over the region.
By Naomi Spencer, 26 May 2011
124 are now confirmed dead from the tornado in Joplin, Missouri. More tornadoes swept across through the region Tuesday and Wednesday, taking at least 15 more lives.