Forecasters say it will then power down to a tropical storm and push into Georgia, the Carolinas and up the East Coast with the potential for drenching rain and deadly flooding.
Preparing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii in years, residents on the Big Island are stocking up on food and water and seeking shelter for their animals.
The National Weather Service said Wednesday morning that the tropical depression was moving away from the state. Highest winds were still 35 mph.
Another 1,000 were damaged when a tornado slammed into a central Indiana city this week, state police said Friday, as another storm unrooted trees and stranded drivers in floodwaters in Indianapolis.
These are men and women who have attended a training hosted by the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service preliminary rated it as an EF-3, but the survey has not been completed yet.
In Adams County, preliminary findings show a tornado with wind speeds of 90 to 100 mph touched down, while in Allen County, a much more powerful tornado with winds as high as 160 mph left a path of destruction.
NewsChannel 15 sent a crew up in a helicopter to view the damage left by storms that spawned an outbreak of tornadoes on Wednesday.
The video shows a 360 degree view of damage caused by Wednesday’s storms near Cecil, Ohio.
Three people were hospitalized with minor injuries after law enforcement reported at least four tornadoes in the county.
Spokesman Jay Carey said Wednesday night that there was damage in Defiance, Henry, Paulding and Van Wert counties. Carey says one minor injury was reported.
Several of the tornadoes that rolled through the region Wednesday were captured on video and sent to NewsChannel 15 via Report!t.
A wave of severe storms produced at least a dozen tornadoes in Indiana and Ohio, damaging homes and businesses but causing no serious injuries, authorities said Thursday, as crews worked to restore power and remove fallen trees.
The 7.5-mile Port Huron Float Down is an annual event on the river that divides Michigan from Ontario, Canada. But the winds turned it into an international incident Sunday.
According to a preliminary report, an EF-0 tornado touched down just south of the intersection of Young Road and Flutter Road.
Viewer Deb Mathis captured a funnel cloud forming while traveling on S.R. 37 about seven miles southwest of Hicksville, Ohio.
The intersection of Columbia Avenue and Dearborn Street, and Kentucky Avenue at Tennessee Avenue and Elmwood Avenue collected several inches of water.
Damage reports will be used to help local emergency management agencies and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security with preliminary damage assessments and to determine if federal assistance – such as disaster grants or loans — can be pursued.
Even after the fading of a strong El Nino, which spikes global temperatures on top of man-made climate change, July burst global temperature records.
Monday night tornado sirens went off in parts of Allen County, but there was more damage further south.