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Major damage reported in Dallas after powerful overnight tornado

Dallas tornado
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A violent tornado struck North Dallas on Sunday night, causing a convenience store to collapse and damaging several other structures. Dramatic video posted on social media captured the mammoth twister with winds estimated at 111mph
A violent tornado tore through Dallas on Sunday night, leveling buildings, tossing trailers and cutting power to thousands of homes.

A Tornado Watch was issued across most of North Texas as the weather phenomenon tore through the state with wind speeds of up to 111mph.

The National Weather Service confirmed that a twister touched down near Love Field Airport just before 9pm before moving approximately 17 miles northeast through the city as residents of Dallas and Ellis counties were warned to take shelter.

Social media was flooded with dramatic photos and videos of the tornado descending from the sky as users expressed shock over the sudden storm at the end of a sunny fall weekend.

NWS meteorologist Jason Godwin said the size and severity of the tornado won't be known until daylight comes Monday morning.

Local news outlets reported that several structures in North Dallas had been damaged, including a convenience store that collapsed when struck by unrelenting winds.

A clerk at the store reported that everyone who was inside the building made it out unscathed.


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Second freak tornado to touch down in France this week

Tornado france
© Vincent Deligny/Keraunos
Taken near the A75 highway by storm hunter Vincent Deligny.
A violent storm circulated over the Hérault this Sunday, accompanied by heavy rainfall and strong electrical activity. A tornado was also filmed by several Internet users.

A tornado was filmed near Aspiran, Paulhan or Pézenas. The videos have been relayed on social networks.

In addition, four departments were placed on rain-flood orange alert by Météo France this Sunday morning: Ardèche, Haute-Loire, Loire and Rhône.

According to our colleagues from France Bleu, four municipalities have been completely plunged into darkness due to wind and rain in the Gard department, which is on yellow alert.

Comment: Just four days ago: Freak tornado rips off roofs as it tears through French town damaging 173 houses

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At least 8 killed after landslide hits 3 vehicles in Uttarakhand, India

At least eight people were killed after three vehicles, including two motorcycles and a car, were hit by a landslide in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district while they were coming back from Kedarnath, officials said on Sunday.

Officials said a rescue operation was launched after the accident happened late on Saturday evening.

Three injured were rushed to a nearby hospital where they succumbed during the night and the bodies of five others were recovered on Sunday morning, they added.

"The incident happened on Saturday late evening near Chandi Ka Dhar area of the district. In the initial Investigations, it was found that the deceased, whose identities are yet to be ascertained, were returning from the Kedarnath shrine," Rudraprayag's district magistrate Mangesh Gildiyal said.

Gildiyal said they were not sure how many people were travelling in these vehicles as the bodies of the victims were found scattered along with the vehicles.


Yellow-browed warbler from Asia seen for the first time ever in Canada

The sighting of a Yellow-browed Warbler in Saanich is the first time the bird has been seen in Canada.
© Geoffrey Newell
The sighting of a Yellow-browed Warbler in Saanich is the first time the bird has been seen in Canada.
Birding enthusiasts were aflutter in Saanich's Panama Flats Saturday morning hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare warbler never before seen in Canada.

Upwards of 50 people flocked to the park with binoculars around their necks and telephoto lenses at the ready for a shot of the yellow-browed warbler. Some came from the Lower Mainland, Washington State and even California, though none travelled quite as far as the bird, which is a migrant from Asia.

The migratory warbler typically spends its winters in the tropical climates of South Asia and Southeast Asia, and sometimes in Western Europe.


Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano erupts on October 18

Popocatepetl Volcano

Popocatepetl volcano
A breathtaking view of Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano with steam coming from its crater was taken from an airplane, Friday, October 18. Popocatepetl is 5,426 meters tall, and is the second highest mountain in Mexico, and the fifth highest in North America.

Source: Reuters


EF-1 tornado, waterspout hits near Shelton, Washington

The National Weather Service confirmed Saturday night an EF-1 tornado hit near Shelton on Friday night with winds between 90 and 100 miles per hour.

The twister started on land near Shelton traveling more than a half mile before moving over Pickering Passage and becoming a waterspout.

It dissipated shortly after moving over the water.

The Weather Service completed a survey of the area on Saturday before release its findings.

The tornado cut a path about 90 yards wide and was on the ground for approximately five minutes.


Tropical Storm Nestor leaves path of destruction in Florida

Tropical Storm Nestor damage
© Luis Santana/Tampa Bay Times, via Associated Press
A camper rests on top of a boat trailer and a home on Saturday in Kathleen, Fla. A string of tornadoes formed as Tropical Storm Nestor approached the area.
Tropical Storm Nestor spawned a string of tornadoes that damaged homes, uprooted trees and overturned vehicles as it moved inland over the Florida Panhandle from the Gulf of Mexico, late on Friday and early on Saturday, officials said.

A tornado touched down near Seminole, Fla., about 15 miles west of St. Petersburg, around 9:20 p.m. on Friday, the National Weather Service said. A mobile home park was damaged and no injuries were reported, it said.

Another tornado, with winds up to 120 m.p.h., touched down in Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, around 11:30 p.m. on Friday and crossed into neighboring Polk County, where it damaged at least 50 homes and businesses, the Weather Service said.

For about 45 minutes, the tornado tore through the county, Paul Womble, the director of Polk County Emergency Management, said on Saturday.

"We were lucky and very blessed to not have any injuries," he said.

The tornado overturned an 18-wheel vehicle onto a sport utility vehicle. The occupants of both vehicles escaped injury, The Tampa Bay Times reported. It also caused severe damage to a middle school, prompting administrators to cancel classes for Monday and Tuesday.


Etna volcano erupts again, magnitude 3.3 earthquake also reported

A new eruption of the Etna volcano, accompanied by increased seismic activity, has been detected by specialists of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology of Italy.

According to scientists, there was a magnitude 3.3 earthquake in the province of Catania on the east coast of Sicily on Friday night.

The epicentre was 9 km deep. Felt in Milo, Zafferana Etnea and Sant'Alfio.

There are no reports of casualties and destruction.


Early 6 inches of snow in northern Pakistan

snow pakistan
Snowfall over high mountains in northern areas of Pakistan covered the region with white pearls of snow from sky in Kaghan Valley and other areas, ARY News reported on Saturday.

The Naran highway leading to Gilgit has been closed for vehicular traffic as Babusar Top, Chilas, Deosai and Nanga Parbat received first spell of the winter snowfall.

Rain with wind or thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northern Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir today, while hail storm is expected at a few places.

Snowfall over high mountains is also expected in Malakand division and Gilgit Baltistan on today, Pakistan Meteorological Department said in its forecast.