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  • Joplin woman suing Home Depot for tornado deaths

    08/05/2014 7:11:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | August 5, 2014
    JOPLIN, MO. -- A Joplin woman whose husband and two children were killed in the May 2011 tornado that destroyed much of the community is suing the big-box store where they died. The Joplin Globe reports Home Depot’s lawyers contend the tornado packing 200 mph winds was an act of God and that the defendants were not liable for the deaths.
  • Royal Air Force Upgrades Tornado in Shadow of F-35

    07/16/2014 3:02:22 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | July 16th, 2014 | Kris Osborn
    FARNBOROUGH, England – The British Royal Air Force plans to finish technological upgrades of as many as 59 Tornado aircraft by 2016 as part of a modernization plan to keep the plane relevant as the F-35 and Typhoon come on line, officials said at the Farnborough International Airshow. The upgrades included outfitting the planes with precision weapons, improved information exchange and secure communication technology, said Dave Waddington, Tornado Force Commander, RAF. Although at least eight upgraded Tornado aircraft have recently served in Afghanistan, the RAF plans to fully phase out the plane by 2019 as more Eurofighter Typhoons and F-35s...
  • Cuomo says 'we don't get tornadoes' in NY, but we've had at least 417

    07/15/2014 10:36:09 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY ^ | 07/15/14 | By Glenn Coin
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters last week that the rare deadly tornado that struck Madison County on July 8 was part of a "new normal" of extreme weather. "We don't get tornadoes in New York, right? Anyone will tell you that," Cuomo said at a news conference July 8 in Smithfield, where the tornado struck. "Well, we do now." In fact, we always have. Since the federal government started keeping a tally in 1950, New York has had at least 417 tornadoes. That's an average of seven per year. "For him to say we don't get tornadoes...
  • Tornado Damage, June 2014 - Pilger, NE

    06/19/2014 11:27:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Nebraska Emergency Management Agency ^ | 6-17-14 | Nebraska Emergency Management Agency·10 videos
    During the afternoon of Monday, June 16, 2014, several tornadoes touched down in northeast Nebraska. Later that same evening, the Nebraska State Patrol conducted a helicopter flyover of tornado damage at the request of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The Nebraska State Patrol has a Bell 407 helicopter. The helicopter's video equipment was purchased with the use of US Department of Homeland Security grant funds.
  • A ‘war zone’: Tornadoes destroy more than half of Pilger, local leaders say; child killed

    06/17/2014 6:14:56 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 6 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 17 June 2014 | By Julie Anderson, Jay Withrow 
and Emily Nohr
    UPDATE (7:30 a.m.) CONDITIONS IN PILGER — Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger said Tuesday morning that the five-year-old who died was a girl in a mobile home situated on Main Street. A traffic fatality 2.5 miles east of Pilger in Cuming County has not been linked to the storm. — 75 percent of the community is “gone, and that’s my opinion,” Unger said, including the middle school, Midwest Bank, a convenience store, post office, numerous houses, city hall, firehouse and St. John’s Lutheran church.
  • Burnet County (TX) couple (whole family) unhurt in tornado: ‘I felt the house being lifted’

    06/13/2014 6:33:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | June 13, 2014 | Claire Osborn
    While he and his sister, 13-year-old Elizabeth, huddled in the bathtub, his parents — Trent Ashworth and Stacie Ashworth — clung to the side of the tub with the mattress thrown over them. The house started to shake and the lights went out, said Elizabeth Ashworth. “I felt the house being lifted,” she said. Everyone in the bathroom was praying by this time.
  • Amazing video of North Dakota Tornado

    05/27/2014 5:35:59 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 26, 2014 | Dan Yorgason
    Oilfield workers videotape a tornado. Strong language. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtP3ls9_VhU&feature=youtu.be
  • AMAZING VIDEO: Wyoming Supercell Cloud [w/ VIDEO]

    05/20/2014 6:30:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    http://whotv.com ^ | 05-20-2014 | Staff
    On Sunday May 19th, storm chasers captured a low precipitation (LP) supercell near Newcastle, Wyoming. A supercell is a thunderstorm that is associated with a mesocyclone, which is a deep, persistently rotating updraft. Supercell thunderstorms can persist for many hours and are responsible for nearly all of the significant tornadoes produced in the U.S.
  • Severe Weather Forecast: Midwest Tornado Threat Through Mother's Day (LIVE UPDATES)

    05/11/2014 1:39:26 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 28 replies
    weather.com ^ | May 11,2014 | weather.com
    DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 0259 PM CDT SUN MAY 11 2014 VALID 112000Z - 121200Z ...THERE IS A MDT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACROSS PARTS OF NEB...IA...MO AND KS... ...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE MID MO VALLEY...CNTRL PLAINS...SRN PLAINS...MID TO UPPER MS VALLEY...SRN GREAT LAKES AND OH VALLEY... ...SUMMARY... A SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK INCLUDING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AND TORNADOES...SOME OF WHICH COULD BE INTENSE WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT FROM CENTRAL KANSAS NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH EASTERN NEBRASKA INTO CENTRAL IOWA.
  • ‘Goodbye Mama’: Tornado Victim Sends Heartbreaking Final Text

    05/04/2014 10:15:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 10 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-04-2014 | TRN
    It’s something she says she will hold on to forever. A victim of the April 27 Arkansas tornado had the moment to send one final text to his mother before the deadly storm claimed his life. “First he said mama, I’m so scared,” Regina Wood, Jeffrey Hunter’s mom, told KFTA-TV. ”He knew how bad it was, these say it’s going to be a direct hit.” All she could do was comfort him and tell him everything would be okay. It wouldn’t.
  • "Sharknado" to get a third installment (LOL - I CAN'T WAIT!)

    05/01/2014 12:05:09 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Lauren Morasi
    The second "Sharknado" film doesn't premiere until this summer, but that hasn't stopped Syfy from plotting a third installment of the cult, social media-driven franchise. What we know is that more sharks and tornadoes are expected to follow in the third movie, but a cast and location have yet to be announced. The first film found sharks and storms wreaking havoc on Los Angeles, and the second one, titled "Sharknado 2: The Second One," is set in New York City. It debuts July 30 -- a year after the first movie premiered. Actress Vivica A. Fox, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sugar...
  • Alabama swimmer John Servati killed by tornado

    04/29/2014 5:26:56 PM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29 | Kelyn Soong April 29 at 1:13 pm
    University of Alabama officials confirmed the death of John Servanti, a member of the school’s swimming and diving team, Tuesday morning. Servati, 21, was killed Monday night during the violent storms and tornadoes that swept through the Tuscaloosa area. He died at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa after being injured in the basement of a house near campus, according to the team’s statement. “I understand that he was in a house off-campus and was hit by a retaining wall,” school spokesman Shane Dorrill said (via ESPN). “I don’t know how it happened. I do know he was with his...
  • Destruction Captured Live by Drone

    04/29/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
    Well well..who's got the stick on this one??!!!!
  • Tornado Warning for Birmingham, AL

    04/28/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 61 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 4/28/14 | Weather Channel
    Just announced on the Weather Channel
  • Multiple Tornados on the Ground In Jackson, Ms

    04/28/2014 4:51:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Various | 4-28-2014 | TCRLAF
    Tornado passed just south of Downtown, and the Airport. Currently over Brandon. At least one other also active in the area. SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS 634 PM CDT MON APR 28 2014 MSC049-121-290015- /O.CON.KJAN.TO.W.0052.000000T0000Z-140429T0015Z/ RANKIN MS-HINDS MS- 634 PM CDT MON APR 28 2014 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR EXTREME EAST CENTRAL HINDS AND CENTRAL RANKIN COUNTIES UNTIL 715 PM CDT... AT 634 PM CDT...A CONFIRMED LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR RICHLAND...AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH. THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. HAZARD...DAMAGING TORNADO. SOURCE...RADAR CONFIRMED TORNADO. IMPACT...YOU ARE IN...
  • Samaritan's Purse is Responding to Devastating Storms

    04/28/2014 2:57:32 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 1 replies
    Samaritan's Purse ^ | April 28, 2014 | Samaritan's Purse
    Samaritan's Purse is Responding to Devastating Storms"http://www.samaritanspurse.org/donation-items/us-disaster-relief-donation/?utm_source=6248-Arkansas-Tornado&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=m_YS4G-000E&utm_content=button"
  • Tornados on the ground in MS

    04/28/2014 1:01:11 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 37 replies
    TWC, Weather Underground | 4/28/14 | Me
    Tornados reported on the ground in Tupelo, MS. Said to have gone through Tupelo Mall.
  • Tornado on ground- Tupelo MS

    04/28/2014 12:56:36 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 83 replies
    NWS ^ | 4/28/2014
    AT 243 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR BISSELL...OR NEAR TUPELO...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.
  • Another Outbreak of Severe Weather/Tornadoes 4/28/14 MS, AL, TN

    04/28/2014 10:15:49 AM PDT · by halo66 · 46 replies
    MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0451 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 1205 PM CDT MON APR 28 2014 AREAS AFFECTED...PORTIONS NERN LA...WRN/NRN MS...NWRN AL...SRN MIDDLE TN. CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...TORNADO WATCH LIKELY VALID 281705Z - 281900Z PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...95 PERCENT SUMMARY...TORNADO WATCH IS HIGHLY PROBABLE WITHIN NEXT HOUR ACROSS DISCUSSION AREA. SUPERCELLS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN BKN/SW-NE BAND AND INTENSIFY THROUGH AFTN WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT/LONG-TRACK TORNADOES POSSIBLE. DISCUSSION...EARLIER CONVECTION HAS LEFT OUTFLOW/DIFFERENTIAL-HEATING BOUNDARY ALIGNED SW-NE ACROSS DISCUSSION AREA...BECOMING MORE DIFFUSE WITH SWWD EXTENT AT SFC. MEANWHILE VIS IMAGERY SHOWS EXPANDING POCKETS OF RELATIVELY CLOUD-FREE AREAS THAT WILL FOSTER SUSTAINED PERIOD...
  • National Weather Service confirms eastern North Carolina tornadoes

    04/26/2014 4:02:03 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012
    abclocal.go.com/wtvd ^ | April 26, 2014
    HALIFAX COUNTY, N.C. -- The National Weather Service is confirming multiple tornado touchdowns in eastern North Carolina, and an emergency management director reports more than a dozen people were taken to the hospital as a result. Meteorologists said Saturday that while its survey is continuing, they have confirmed EF-2 tornadoes touched down in Pitt and Beaufort counties on Friday. A final assessment is expected late Saturday. Specifically, the meteorologists said a low-end EF-2 struck near Chicod in Pitt County. A moderate EF-2 hit near Chocowinity and a high-end EF-2 struck Whichards Beach. On the enhanced Fujita scale, an EF-2 has...
  • Forecasters Are Already Predicting a Massive Tornado Outbreak This Weekend

    04/24/2014 1:39:46 PM PDT · by kingattax · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4-24-14 | By Eric Levenson
    Spring 2014 has been a quiet tornado season thus far, but that's about to change this weekend, if the predicted forecasts that meteorologists are looking at hold true. Weather experts say conditions are lining up for a series of powerful tornadoes to hit an area ranging between Tennessee and Texas from Saturday through Monday. The National Weather Service predicts a "significant multi-day severe event" in the South plains on Sunday, moving into the Mississippi Valley on Monday.
  • Beyond Powerful: Watch an Entire Town Stand Up to Westboro Baptist Church Protestors(Moore, OK)

    04/08/2014 10:21:29 AM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    When members of Westboro Baptist Church showed up to picket Moore, Oklahoma, a town that was ravaged by a powerful tornado last year, they probably didn’t expect a reaction like this. Thousands of residents held a counter-protest across the street and eventually ran the Westboro members away.
  • Possible Thursday tornado outbreak in southern plains

    03/30/2014 2:31:58 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 29 replies
    Given model trends...it now appears a more substantial severe threat might develop from the srn plains into the lower-mid ms valley region thursday /day 5/ as the shortwave trough ejects enewd resulting in height falls across the warm sector and a strengthening llj. Storms may develop along the dryline and dryline/pacific front merger over the srn plains as well as farther east in the warm sector. Severe threat will likely spread ewd into the lower ms valley area by later thursday afternoon and evening.
  • Once in a lifetime: Tornado of tumbleweeds spreads grass fire in Colorado. [video]

    03/26/2014 5:23:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 3-26-2014 | Thomas Rogers
    Firefighter Thomas Rogers recorded this video of a tumbleweed tornado that helps spread a controlled fire beyond what was originally intended. Taken at a wildlife refuge in Denver, Colorado, several fire teams were at hand to help control the blaze. "Prescribed burn of 150 acres at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, CO. Participating agencies: USFWS, USFS, South Metro Fire, West Metro Fire, Denver Fire, Fairmount Fire. A dust devil formed and drew the prescribed fire into it. It crossed the line and burned about 1 additional acre."
  • Marine, tornado victim fights back after targeted by thieves

    12/03/2013 5:16:43 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    News Channel 4 KFOR-TV Oklahoma City ^ | December 2, 2013 | Courtney Francisco
    OKLAHOMA CITY – A burglary quickly turned into a chase Monday afternoon, but this time, it wasn’t police trailing the criminals; it was the victim. ***snip*** Perhaps more brazen, the criminals came back for seconds just as police left the house with the first report. Sanders heard a truck rounding a corner with his trailer connected to the back. A former Marine, the man wasn’t going to hold back when he saw the thieves. He jumped into his truck and started chasing the burglars. “I think that’s just part of his personality,” said Hayley. “That’s why he signed up for...
  • Dog found alive in rubble 9 days after tornado

    11/29/2013 7:15:20 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-29-13 | Rick Moran
    It's the holidays so why not a feel good story to start your day? The tornado that ripped through Washington, Illinois 9 days ago claimed only one life, thank goodness. But National Guardsman Jacob Montgomery believed he had lost his beloved puppy Dexter in the storm. Then, a miracle: A guard spokesman says a neighbor sent Montgomery a Facebook message nine days later to tell him Dexter had been found under debris where the apartment used to be. An animal rescuing organization had coaxed the 6-month-old puppy out of the rubble with hot dogs. A veterinarian found Dexter to be...
  • Tornado rips through Illinois

    11/17/2013 12:36:04 PM PST · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    A large tornado tore through Washington, Ill., east of Peoria on Sunday, the National Weather Service said, part of a dangerous line of fast-moving storms that ripped through the Midwest
  • Tornado Warning for Cherokee Iowa

    10/04/2013 6:05:36 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 37 replies
    US Weather Service | October 4, 2013
    7:52 p.m. A second tornado may be forming southwest Cherokee, according to the National Weather Service. Residents are urged to take cover. 7:49 p.m. A funnel cloud has been spotted near Essex in southwest Iowa. Red Oak, Elliott, Grant and Coburg could be effected. A tornado warning is in effect for parts of Mills, Page, Montgomery and Pottawattamie counties. 7:39 p.m. A severe storm that caused major damage in Quimby is headed toward Cherokee, according to the National Weather Service. The storm was spotted at about 7:30 near Quimby. It’s expected to reach Cherokee at about 7:45 p.m. This storm...
  • Aerodynamic, Retractable Tornado-Proof Homes that Look Like Something Right Out of 'The Jetsons'

    07/25/2013 2:28:53 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 July 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    What if your home could protect itself from dangerous weather  by retreating underground automatically long before it hits? If you think about it, a house -or entire neighborhood/town- that could withstand higher winds than boxy, frail wood structures -and actually hide underground if necessary- could have one heck of a lot of applications: not just in tornado alley, but avoiding fires in California, tsunamis in Japan, or of course hurricane season in the Carolinas. Why build an expensive underground shelter only to watch your house and belongings be scraped from the face of the Earth, washed-away, or turned to...
  • Sports Dome Toppled, Damage Spread Across Area After Tornado Hits Windsor Locks (CT) Region

    07/01/2013 3:42:48 PM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Dozens of young campers at the Sports World complex in East Windsor huddled under tables as a violent storm tore away the domed portion of the building near Interstate 91 on Monday afternoon. None of the children was injured, but the storm did widespread damage in the area. Part of the dome was blown into traffic the highway, trees were toppled into houses, tobacco netting was tangled around power lines and a tractor trailer was knocked over nearby. On Monday night, the National Weather Service confirmed that the storm contained a tornado. The tornado hit the Windsor Locks area between...
  • Tornado victims unable to get permits to rebuild their homes

    06/27/2013 4:18:58 AM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    NewsChannel4 KFOR ^ | 6/26/2013 | Adam Mertz
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY- Some tornado victims, who lost their homes, fear that they may not be able to re-build. Rhonda Northcutt said she is unable to get a building permit from the city because of where her home was located before it was destroyed.</p>
  • NWS Jun 12, 2013 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

    06/12/2013 10:15:34 AM PDT · by Sender · 8 replies
    NWS Storm Prediction Center ^ | 06/12/2013 | CARBIN/SMITH/BUNTING
    ...SYNOPSIS... A SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK APPEARS INCREASINGLY LIKELY ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE UPPER MIDWEST/LOWER GREAT LAKES FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING. INTENSE STORM DEVELOPMENT IN A VERY UNSTABLE AIRMASS...COINCIDENT WITH A COMPACT AND INTENSIFYING SURFACE LOW SHOULD RESULT IN NUMEROUS DAMAGING WIND EVENTS AS WELL AS SCATTERED...POSSIBLY STRONG TORNADOES. ...ERN IA/NRN IL/NRN IND/NWRN OH AND ADJACENT AREAS OF EXTREME SRN WI AND SWRN LOWER MI...
  • Derecho Risk From Chicago to Columbus

    06/12/2013 3:22:19 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 53 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | 6/12/13 | Anthony Sagliani
    Ingredients are coming together across parts of the Midwest and Ohio Valley that could potentially trigger a derecho on Wednesday into Wednesday night. While it isn't exactly a certainty whether or not a derecho will form, some of the cities and towns most at risk include Chicago, Ill.; Columbus, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Aurora, Ill.; Dayton, Ohio and Davenport, Iowa, to name a few. Strictly speaking, a derecho is a widespread, long-lived wind storm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. These showers and thunderstorms produce wind damage over a large swath of land. While...
  • New Engineering Study Finds No EF5 Damage in Joplin

    06/10/2013 10:11:45 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 14 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | Jun 10, 2013 | AP
    JOPLIN, Mo. — A new engineering study of the damage caused by the May 2011 tornado that struck Joplin found no evidence that it was an EF5, as the National Weather Service found, because the city's homes and businesses weren't built to withstand wind speeds that strong, making such a determination impossible. The study by the American Society of Civil Engineers found that more than 83 percent of the damage on May 22, 2011, was caused by winds of 135 mph or less, which is equal to the maximum wind speed of an EF2 tornado, and that about 13 percent...
  • How did storm chaser Tim Samaras, one of the safest, most cautious chasers, get killed in a tornado?

    06/05/2013 3:45:55 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 39 replies
    DenverChannel.com ^ | 6/3/2013 | Kim Nguyen
    DENVER - The news of the deaths of storm chasers Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras, and veteran chasing partner Carl Young have stunned the storm chasing and weather science community and left many questions unanswered. How did this happen to one of the most cautious and safest storm chasers in the country? How did the team find themselves trapped in a tornado? What happened? "He was just caught up in a very unfortunate situation, where he was tracking a tornado and the tornado turned against him and there was no way he could get out from it," Tim's brother,...
  • Death toll in Oklahoma rises to 16; hunt for 6 missing continues

    06/03/2013 1:09:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2013 | Catherine E. Shoichet, Holly Yan and Marlena Baldacci
    Oklahoma had barely started clearing the rubble from a monstrous tornado two weeks ago when another rash of twisters plowed through this ill-fated swath of Tornado Alley. At least 16 people are dead across the state after a vicious storm tore through the area Friday evening, Oklahoma City Fire Chief Keith Bryant said Monday morning. That number may continue to rise. Authorities will resume their search Monday for six people still missing, including four who sought shelter in storm drains, Bryant said. [Snip] A trio of storm chasers who devoted their lives to hunting powerful storms died in the middle...
  • Veteran Storm Chaser Among Those Killed In Oklahoma Twister

    06/02/2013 8:10:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 06/02/2013 | EYDER PERALTA
    Tim Samaras had one passion in life: Tornadoes. He told The Weather Channel that when he was kid, his mother sat him down in front of The Wizard of Oz; he was immediately entranced by the violent, dark twister that tore through the landscape.Samaras went on to become one of the premier storm chasers in the country. He was an engineer who designed probes that captured information at the base of the tornado, the part that can destroy homes and buildings in seconds.The problem — and the exhilarating part — is that in order for those probes to work, they...
  • NOAA/NWS 1925 Tri-State Tornado Web Site--Tornado Track

    06/02/2013 6:11:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    For thousands of residents in Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, and Southwest Indiana, the days following March 18, 1925 must have been horrendous. Hundreds of lives had been taken and thousands were injured or left homeless. With so many fatalities, so many injuries, so much destruction, and so many lives torn apart, it was now time to clean up the mess that nature had left behind. But this was much easier said than done—for it would take months to rebuild what had been demolished in less than 4 hours. Let’s take a brief look at what happened years ago, on that...
  • 3 veteran storm chasers killed by Oklahoma tornado

    06/02/2013 3:23:15 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 104 replies
    AP ^ | 6-2-13
    Link only http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AP_US_SEVERE_WEATHER_STORM_CHASERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-06-02-14-10-10
  • The Stunning Tornado Videos of Storm Chaser Tim Samaras, Who Has Died

    06/02/2013 9:52:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 82 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 6/2/13 | Jeff Hertrick
    Storm chaser Tim Samaras was killed Friday doing what he loved: chasing tornadoes. He and his son Paul perished in the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado along with frequent partner on storm chasing adventures, photographer Carl Young. Samaras had a long relationship with National Geographic, providing some of our most memorable videos of storms.
  • Oklahoma - Particularly Dangerous Situation Tornado Watch

    05/31/2013 2:27:54 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 584 replies
    NOAA ^ | 5/31/13
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 262 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 330 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM 330 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT. ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION... * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... SEVERAL INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY NUMEROUS VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY NUMEROUS DAMAGING WIND GUSTS LIKELY WITH SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE MILES...
  • Tornado touches down west of Oklahoma City (Injuries being reported)

    05/31/2013 5:46:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2013
    <p>DEVELOPING: A massive tornado has touched down west of Oklahoma City where it has done damage and it is headed toward Oklahoma City.</p> <p>The National Weather Service has issued a tornado emergency for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Weather service forecaster Daryl Williams says the emergency issued Friday evening includes Oklahoma City and some suburbs.</p>
  • OKC live video feed, tornado warning now

    05/31/2013 5:31:18 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 2 replies
    abc news ^ | 5/31/13 | RaceBannon
    OKC TORNADO WARNING, LIVE VIDEO FEED http://abcnews.go.com/live
  • Oklahoma City - Moore Area Tornado Thread

    05/31/2013 5:15:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet
    Local Oklahoma City Television | May 31, 2013
    They are sounding the sirens across southern Oklahoma City and Moore, Oklahoma at the present time. A tornado is indicated on the ground just north of Will Rogers World Airport - just south of the fairgrounds. 100+ mph winds reported. Debris indicated on radar. Storm is moving west. Interstate is packed with rush hour traffic at the present time. Storm is predicted to hit downtown OKC at around 7:30 / Moore at around 7:45 / Tinker AFB at around 8:00
  • Obama Calls Tornado Ravaged Okla. Town By Wrong Name

    05/29/2013 7:27:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/29/13
    President Obama in Asbury Park, NJ on Tuesday: "So, Jersey, you’ve still got a long road ahead, but when you look out on this beach -- this beautiful beach here, even in the rain, it looks good. You look out over the horizon, you can count on the fact that you won’t be alone. Your fellow citizens will be there for you -- just like we’ll be there for folks in Breezy Point and Staten Island -- (applause) -- and obviously, we’re going to be there for the folks in Monroe [sic], Oklahoma, after the devastation of last week. (Applause.)...
  • Obama: We’ll Be There for Folks of ‘Monroe, Oklahoma’

    05/28/2013 12:07:35 PM PDT · by illiac · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/28/13 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    President Obama said the government would be there for the “folks in Monroe, Oklahoma after the devastation of last week” during his address on the Jersey Shore Tuesday afternoon.
  • Horrific Video From Inside Oklahoma School ( Updates )

    05/23/2013 9:18:47 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 9 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | May 22, 2013 | Unknown
    Video from inside another school and updates.
  • No evidence global warming spawned twister

    05/23/2013 8:19:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/23/2013 | By Elizabeth Landau
    Yes, climate change is happening. But it's hard to say that the tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma -- or any given tornado, for that matter -- was influenced by climate change. Scientific research has not made a clear connection between tornadoes and climate change, said J. Marshall Shepherd, climate change expert and professor at the University of Georgia. There is currently a much better understanding of how climate change increases the risks of droughts, heat waves and precipitation, he said. There are also indications that changing patterns may influence the intensity of hurricanes. But as far as tornadoes: There's...
  • Politicizing Tragedy - The Moore Tornado

    05/23/2013 2:44:53 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 7 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 05/23/13 | Charles M. Phipps
    While following the aftermath of the tornado in Moore I was disgusted to see people using the tragedy to make political statements or to slam the political opposition. Before all the debris had even fallen back down to the earth, Rhode Island Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse took the microphone on the Senate floor and lambasted Republican Senators for "denying man-made global warming." He laid blame for the tornado squarely at the feet of Republicans while the dying and injured were still being pulled from the rubble. He was far from the only one to make partisan hay of the destruction...
  • The leftist lynch mob out to get Tom Coburn might want to put down their pitchforks

    05/22/2013 1:32:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/22/2013 | Conn Carroll
    There is no better steward of American taxpayer dollars than Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. When Hurricane Sandy struck last year, he fought to eliminate non-emergency items from a supplemental disaster relief bill that included millions for road construction in states not affected by the hurricane. So when a monster tornado struck his home state yesterday the liberal press immediately tried to brand Coburn as a hypocrite for accepting federal funds. The Huffington Post reported: "Coburn spokesman John Hart on Monday evening confirmed that the senator will seek to ensure that any additional funding for tornado disaster relief in Oklahoma be...