Wild World of Weather: Lava threatens homes and a Louisiana tornado

(WVUE) - Flowing lava threatens homes on Hawaii's big island. Authorities have declared a state of emergency as scientists say lava from the Kilauea Volcano is less than a mile from a neighborhood.

Severe weather brought on tornadoes and flooding. The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in Louisiana Tuesday afternoon. Workers at the International Paper Company in Mansfield near Shreveport say the storm dropped out of the sky without warning.

The tornado damaged several vehicles in the company parking lot. Another twister touched down near the town of Worcester, Massachusetts on Sunday. It clocked winds of 85 miles per hour downing tree branches that crushed cars and pushed into homes. Some areas saw two inches of rain in 40 minutes.

A levee breach in an Iowa town forced some residents out of their homes following an evacuation order.

The Boyer River sent water pouring into streets and homes into Missouri Valley. Plus an amazing photo captures a thunderstorm in action over the Washington DC area. The photographer had to snap 50 pictures before getting the perfect shot.

And FOX 8 viewer Linda sent us an image of a rainbow arching over the Mississippi River near New Orleans. That's this week's wild world of weather.

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