Bell County Tornado: “God is going to get us through this.” 165 mph tornado causes widespread devastation in Texas community

CNN — After a tornado with 165 mph winds tore through Bell County, Texas on Tuesday, JudyLynn Hughes began digging through what was left of her belongings. “We found my things everywhere. I always have a dress in a tree,” Hughes told CNN affiliate KWTX. Almost everything she owned was packed into storage units in … Read more

Philippines Storm Megi: Agaton death toll rises as hundreds of thousands are displaced

CNN — In the Philippines, the death toll from Tropical Storm Megi has risen to 76, while hundreds of thousands more are still displaced, the country’s authorities said on Wednesday. Many deaths occurred in landslides and flooding caused when the storm made landfall on Sunday, hitting the eastern and southern coasts of the Philippines with … Read more

Weather News: Third Round of Tornadoes Coming to the South

Editor’s note: A version of this article originally appeared in the Weekly Weather Report, which is published every Monday. You can sign up here to receive them weekly and during major storms. CNN — As we enter our third straight week with the potential for severe weather, it’s starting to look a bit like a … Read more

Crttenberg Complex Fire: Fire in Texas burns over 33,000 acres

CNN — Firefighters are making progress against a wildfire in Fort Hood that has burned about 33,206 acres, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. The Crttenberg Complex Fire in Coryell County, about 120 miles south of Fort Worth, is made up of three fires that burned together. She was 70% contained on Tuesday evening, … Read more

Severe storms threaten 75 million people in the United States after tornadoes kill 7 people in Iowa

CNN — More than 75 million people from Atlanta to Philadelphia faced the threat of severe storms Monday, days after a deadly tornado outbreak, including an EF-4 twister, killed seven people in Iowa. Other cities that could experience severe weather include Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said, adding that the main threats … Read more

Girls to design Africa’s first private space satellite

Story highlights Africa will launch its first private satellite into space It’s been built by schoolgirls CNN – They may be teenagers, but 17-year-old Brittany Bull and 16-year-old Sesam Mngqengqiswa have grand ambitions – to launch Africa’s first private satellite into space in 2019. They are part of a team of high school girls from … Read more