Severe weather targets nation's midsection - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Severe weather targets nation's midsection

Posted: Updated:
Severe weather overturned a tractor trailer in Dallas. (Source: NWS) Severe weather overturned a tractor trailer in Dallas. (Source: NWS)
High winds in Kansas knocked a train off its track on Wednesday. (Source: KWCH/CNN) High winds in Kansas knocked a train off its track on Wednesday. (Source: KWCH/CNN)

(RNN) – Severe weather rumbled through the Midwest, spawning tornadoes and heavy rain from Minnesota to Texas Thursday.

No major damage or injuries have been reported after three tornadoes hit Minnesota. 

In Texas, high winds and drenching rains damaged buildings in the Dallas area and overturned at least one tractor-trailer. 

A church in West Dallas sustained substantial damage after the front wall was blown down and part of the roof ripped off.

In another West Dallas neighborhood houses were rattled and several homes were damaged by a reported tornado. Debris was tangled in power lines and trees were shred by the winds. Homes were left with leaking roofs and broken windows and doors. No major injuries were reported.

Some portions of Dallas saw more than 5 inches of rain, causing flash flooding.

Golf ball-sized hail was reported in Bell County, TX.

On Wednesday, A tornado was caught on camera in northeast Colorado, just southeast of Akron, according to CNN. Another tornado was spotted southwest of Otis, CO.

Widespread wind damage was reported in Kansas, with a train toppled in Galva, and wind gusts up to 87 mph recorded in Meade, according to the NWS.

The 2014 tornado season spun to life with deadly destruction during a multistate severe weather outbreak that started April 25 and lasted several days. Tornadoes, flooding, wind and rain caused 38 deaths and wrecked homes, businesses and infrastructure less than two weeks ago.

The weather wreaked havoc from Iowa to Florida and up the East Coast.

Near Pensacola, FL, and Mobile, AL, the water washed out roads, overran riverbanks and inundated homes.

Baltimore suffered a road collapse that swallowed cars, and heavy rain triggered a mudslide in Yonkers, NY.

Copyright 2014 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • Extreme weatherMore>>

  • Traveler catches epic lightning strike on flight

    Traveler catches epic lightning strike on flight

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:31:04 GMT

    Traveler Gina Hyams caught a massive cloud-to-ground lightning strike while on a flight Thursday.

    Traveler Gina Hyams caught a massive cloud-to-ground lightning strike while on a flight Thursday.

  • Heavy rain not helping efforts to fight Washington wildfire

    Heavy rain not helping efforts to fight Washington wildfire

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:05:38 GMT
     "You don't want to be around trees that have been burning for a while when the wind starts blowing," said Alan Hofmeister with incident command.
     "You don't want to be around trees that have been burning for a while when the wind starts blowing," said Alan Hofmeister with incident command.
  • Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

    Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:08:23 GMT
    Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday.
    Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.