Tornado touched down near Copperas Cove, TX yesterday, 200 homes suffered damage

The above feature photo was captured by Angie Carswell.

Update: The National Weather Service has confirmed that there was an EF-2 near Copperas Cove this past Sunday.

Original post: Local officials have said a Tornado touched down near Copperas Cove (CC), TX yesterday damaged nearly two hundred homes in the area.

Photo credit: Chad Casey

Thankfully, no injuries were reported. The confirmed Tornado touch down at around 5:28pm on the west side of CC.

Officials stated one hundred and ninety six homes were damaged. Of those, three are uninhabitable. At this time, there is no estimate on the amount of damage.

Find videos and photos of the damage caused by this Tornado below.

As soon as the National Weather Service issued warnings for the area, CodeRed notifications were sent to residents.

We’re going to end this article on a positive quote from Gary Young, Deputy Fire Chief of Copperas Cove.

“Bottom line, no one was hurt, some property was damaged and generally we are all okay,” well said Mr Young, well said.

Read more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Texas here.

National Weather Service confirms that a Tornado touched down in San Angelo, TX

The feature photo was captured by Jason Hill via his drone when he flew it later on in the day of the Tornado – 18th May.

The National Weather Service (NWS) office (branch) in San Angelo has confirmed that a Tornado struck the city of San Angelo, Texas on Saturday morning.

It has been reported that the Tornado was at least an EF-2.

The assistant Fire Chief of San Angelo reported that the Fire Department of the city conducted at least one rescue in relation to the Tornado after it struck.

Photo credit: Jason Hill – captured via drone.

At around 4:30am on Saturday, the San Angelo Fire Department was dispatched to a collapsed structure on the campus of the West Texas Boys Ranch – Tankersley.

A young male was trapped beneath the collapsed structure.

Firefighters were able to free the male from the debris of the collapsed structure. The male was taken to a hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

Photo credit: Jason Hill – captured via drone.

At least forty people had to be evacuated due to concerns over downed power lines. Those people are being housed at a shelther at the First United Methodist Church of San Angelo.

A resident of San Angelo was first aware of the Tornado when she heard an emergency alert come over her phone. We’re hoping the sirens went off!

The women told KTXS 12 that she hid in the closet with her family and also said that the Tornado sounded like a train. Our question is, did the sirens go off?

A car was thrown into a house in the city, however nobody was injured as a result of the event. Thank goodness.

Photo credit: KTXS

Find more photos and videos of damage caused by this Tornado below.

Photo credit: Tim L. Vasquez – find more of Vasquez’s incredible photos here.


MUST SEE VIDEO! Watch Tornado rip roof from house

The Tornado in the below video struck during the severe weather event – outbreak of Tornadoes – of April 2018. Find out more about the event at the bottom of the article.

We’ve watched this footage over and over again! In the video below, watch a Tornado rip the roof from a house in Meridian, Mississippi.

The video was captured by Aeje Chaudhary on the day the Tornado struck – 14th April. However, the video was then sold to RM videos.

Subsequently, the video broker posted the video on their official YouTube account.

During the evening of the 13th April, supercells developed across northeast Louisiana  (LA) within the broad warm sector of strong surface “cyclone” not so far from the border of Kansas/Nebraska.

The storms displayed rotation almost immediately, which then began producing Tornadoes across northern LA.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), two Tornadoes happened in the NWS Jackson, Mississippi (MS – branch) forecast area – association with a supercell that tracked from near Rayville, LA1.

1: north northeastward along the Boeuf River.

It’s suffice to suggest these storms also produced strong wind as they moved into southeast Arkansas (AR). Overnight, the cold front associated with the storm system began to move eastward2.

2: A quasi-linear convective system developed over the ArkLaTex and moved eastward.

Again, according to the NWS, these storms reached the western portion of the Jackson, MS (branch) forecast area after 2:30am on the 14th April. Six Tornadoes touched down during the early morning hours across southwest AR…

…Not forgetting northeast LA – due to this line of above mentioned storms. The storms carried on to produce damaging straight-line winds, knocking down trees and power lines in a number of areas.

Throughout the morning of the 14th April, the storms continued to move eastward into MS. A handful of Tornadoes developed along this line of storms…

…Including one in Flowood, one near Noxapater, one in western Lamar County and the article-related EF-2 Tornado in Meridian.

FYI: Above mentioned areas all based in MS.

Now you see it, now you don’t! Tornado vs. Wind Turbine

The Tornado in the video struck Harper County, Kansas on the 19th May 2012.

Graceful as a dancer! In the video below, watch as a Tornado destroys a wind turbine in the most elegant manner. 

The description for the video can be read below.

“An EF-3 tornado destroys a wind turbine south of Spivey and west of Duquoin in Harper County, Kansas.

The HD video is shown at normal size, then it repeats with the video enlarged and enhanced to show the blades ripped off the wind turbine and flying through the air.

This was one of several Kansas tornadoes intercepted on an unexpectedly prolific tornadic day. This HD video is available for licensing.”

The video was captured by William Hark on the day the Tornado struck. However, danaus posted the video on their YouTube account.

When we saw the video, we had to write about it!


Questions asked regarding mobile home performance during recent Tornadoes

Before we get into the post, we’re going to introduce the man who asked the questions. David B. Roueche is the assistant professor in CE at Auburn, AL University.

Roueche applies engineering principles to understand and reduce impacts of weather-related natural hazards. Now, back to our regularly scheduled post.

In nine separate tweets, Roueche put eight separate difficult questions to Brian Hastings (@AlabamaEMA) regarding mobile home performance during the Tornado outbreak in Alabama and Georgia in which twenty three people killed.

We think it’s fair to say, these questions need to be answered. You can find Roueche’s tweeted questions below.

Now that you’ve had the chance to read them, now you can read some of the replies these questions got below.

We’re not particular impressed with this reply, however we wanted to feature it.

It’s safe to say this particular subject is a much-needed debate in congress. Let us know your thoughts and even answers to Roueche’s questions below in the comments.


Heartbreaking photos and videos of Tornado damage in AL, GA

Below find photos and videos of damage caused by yesterday’s powerful, significant and deadly Tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia.

More photos and videos will be posted in due course.