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  • Storms, tornados roll across Texas into southeast

    04/13/2019 12:15:26 PM PDT · by rstrahan · 19 replies ^ | 04/13/2019 | Accuweather
    Tornado hits Franklin, TX, Alto, TX, very large hail hits San Antonio, DFW areas. Storms moving through East Texas into Louisiana, tornado watches through Mississippi.
  • A Native American tribe will cover the costs of the funerals . . .

    03/09/2019 10:46:50 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 11:48 AM ET, Fri March 8, 2019 | Doug Criss and Marlena Baldacci, CNN
    [Truncated headline] This is the original: A Native American tribe will cover the costs of the funerals for all of the Alabama tornado victims (CNN)Often times the worst situations will bring out the best in people. That's proving true once again, this time in southeastern Alabama, where residents are still reeling from an outbreak of tornadoes that killed 23 people this week. But their loved ones won't have to worry, at least, about the costs of the funerals. A Native American tribe says it will cover the funeral and burial expenses for all the victims of Sunday's tornadoes. The Poarch...
  • 2 companies offer to pay for the funerals of all 23 Alabama tornado victims

    03/06/2019 10:30:52 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    WSMV ^ | 3/6/19 | Staff
    Two large corporations that declined to be named offered to pay for the funerals of all 23 victims who died during Sunday's tornadoes in eastern Alabama. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris confirmed the offer Tuesday, saying "it came out of the blue." "What a wonderful blessing this will be for the families who have lost loved ones!" the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook. "To these corporations we thank you! We're told these are national companies and officials are still working out the details. The names and ages of all 23 victims who died in what is said to be the...
  • At least 14 dead as tornado hits Lee County

    03/03/2019 6:40:42 PM PST · by Jemian · 67 replies
    Montgomery RealTime News ^ | Updated 8:25 PM; Posted Mar 3, 3:34 PM | William Thornton
    Lee County’s sheriff is saying 14 people are dead amid “catastrophic” damage there following a possible tornado this afternoon. And more people are missing as crews search through wreckage and debris. Sheriff Jay Jones told WRBL-TV on Sunday that damage followed a path several miles long and appeared up to a fourth of a mile wide. “I can say that at this time we have 14 confirmed fatalities," Jones said. "And again, the search continues. We still have some people that are reported missing.” Lee County was only one of several areas across Alabama hit by severe weather, as damage...
  • At least 14 dead after tornadoes touch down in Alabama and Georgia

    03/03/2019 6:12:37 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2018 | Dakin Andone and Hollie Silverman
    CNN)More than a dozen people have been confirmed dead after a series of tornadoes touched down in Alabama and Georgia on Sunday afternoon. Fourteen people have died in Lee County, Alabama, according to Sheriff Jay Jones. Among the dead are both children and adults, he said. At least 12 of those deaths occurred in an area about 5 to 6 miles south of Opelika, Alabama, Jones said.
  • Tornado: The Fighter Leaving Service After 40 Years

    01/11/2019 6:27:09 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Forces Network, UK ^ | January 11, 2019
    The Tornado has launched hundreds of airstrikes on so-called Islamic State in the Middle East (Picture: MOD). Built more than 40 years ago to fight a nuclear war, the RAF's primary ground attack platform is due to be retired from service by March 2019. The Tornado can also conduct intelligence gathering missions and is armed with a variety of Paveway bombs, Brimstone air-to-air missiles and Storm Shadow cruise missiles. The aircraft also possesses an Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) for defensive purposes. When deployed in an armed reconnaissance or close air support role, it would usually be armed with...
  • 2018 was one of the least active years on record for US tornadoes; No twister rated EF4 or higher

    01/01/2019 6:11:01 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 27 replies
    accuweather ^ | Dec. 31, 2018 | Brian Lada
    In a year that featured catastrophic hurricanes and historic wildfires, 2018 could close out as one of the quietest and least-deadly years for tornadoes in United States history. “2018 is running near the minimum in terms of number of tornadoes recorded in modern times,” said Dr. Patrick Marsh, a warning coordination meteorologist at NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center. As of Dec. 29, there have been 991 tornadoes across the United States in 2018. This is noticeably lower than the average of 1,287 and only slightly higher than the record low of 897 tornadoes, set in 2014. One reason behind the near-record...
  • Obama and Gore Said Global Warming Would Cause More Severe Tornadoes – 2018 Was...

    12/27/2018 4:17:59 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 27 DEC 2018 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: WRONG AGAIN: Obama and Gore Said Global Warming Would Cause More Severe Tornadoes – 2018 Was First EVER with NO VIOLENT TORNADOES Remember this? Back in January 2013, Barack Obama blamed climate change/global warming for “raging fires, crippling drought and more powerful storms” during his second Inaugural speech. Peace award winner Al Gore supported his comments. But Obama and Gore were wrong again. According to the NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center the total number of tornadoes during 2012 was just 936 – a ten year low. And 2018 was the first year ever with no violent tornadoes in the...
  • Hundreds of thousands without power in Ottawa after tornado hits [Canada]

    09/22/2018 10:16:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 22, 2018 2:18 PM | David Ljunggren
    Hundreds of thousands of people were stranded without power in and around the Canadian capital Ottawa on Saturday after a tornado touched down twice, destroying some houses and ripping the roofs off others. At the same time high winds also battered the region and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said it could be days before electricity was fully restored. At least six people were injured. “It’s in the top two or three traumatic events that have affected our city,” Watson told reporters. “It looks like something from a movie scene or a war scene.” The tornado hit on Friday evening, demolishing...
  • Skip Talbot, The Tornado Chaser

    07/27/2018 4:09:55 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 10 replies
    The Chris Pryor Show ^ | 07/27/18 | Chris Pryor
    Tonight we are joined by Skip Talbot a tornado chaser. In addition to being a first class tornado chaser, Skip supports Storm Assist that comes to the aid of those harmed by severe storms. The site can be found at Skip’s personal website is also a gem and is found at
  • The Weather Channel: They Seem Disappointed That We're Having A Much Below Average Tornado Season

    04/23/2018 3:55:40 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 30 replies
    Has anyone noticed that when watching The Weather Channel as of late, the meteorologists have come to the point of obsession about the near-absence of tornadic storms usually encountered in the United States, namely "Tornado Alley", at this time of year? It seems they're actually disappointed in not seeing this killer weather phenomenon as they would like and are doing what I call "cheerleading". Nearly every discussion and numerous videos of past and recently encountered tornadoes dominate 24 hrs a day. They're saying the reason for this is to keep people informed on how to stay safe during such storms,...
  • Xenia, Ohio F5 Tornado - April 3, 1974 - "The Day of The Killer Tornadoes"

    04/03/2018 12:32:16 PM PDT · by bigbob · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4-3-13 | Tom Blessing Youtube
    Reenactment for a Civil Defense Promotion Film released in 1978 to inspire communities to implement early warning systems. Actual community members from the locality participated as themselves, as the actors, in the scenes. It is assembled with news reels from local and national press, such as those found in AP News Reels, as well as local channels like in Dayton, OH. Parts that include the Xenia Tornado starts at approximately 10 minutes in. This film covered multiple states from Alabama to Ohio. It was released in 1978 and the subject content is about 1974. (Uploader comments): The film was transferred...
  • Michigan's Tornado Alley- a 2:22 Minute Primer

    04/03/2018 7:55:22 AM PDT · by Voption · 3 replies
    MLive/YouTube ^ | October, 2016 | Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa- MLive
    Mlive's Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa discusses Michigan's Tornado Alleys....
  • The F5 West Michigan Tornadoes of April 3, 1956

    04/03/2018 6:43:22 AM PDT · by Voption · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2011 | Blake Naftel
    April 3, 1956, southern west-Michigan was struck by multiple tornado's, one of which was an F5. "A documentary focusing on the tornadoes of 3-April-1956 which struck portions of West Michigan. Originally created for the 50th commemorative anniversary of the event on April 3, 2006. Re-mastered November 2011. ©2006, 2011 National Weather Service, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Produced by Blake Naftel and Ernie Ostuno.
  • The Latest: Significant damage at Jacksonville State (Alabama tornado)

    03/19/2018 8:07:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 6 replies ^ | Mar 19, 2018
    Significant damage has been reported at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. Athletic director Greg Seitz said in a tweet Monday evening, "I can confirm we have major roof damage at Pete Mathews Coliseum, but The Pete is not completely destroyed." He said there was extensive damage in Jacksonville.
  • Tornado Touchdown in Sainapuche, Mexico

    06/18/2017 10:58:20 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-18-17 | JR
    Close footage of a touchdown of a tornado! Sainapuche, Mexico. May 30, 2017. Where's Dorothy when you need her?
  • 2 Tornadoes Touched Down in DC Area During Strong Storms

    04/07/2017 12:34:32 PM PDT · by McGruff · 12 replies
    NBC4 Washington ^ | April 6, 2016
    Thunderstorms and two tornadoes barreled through the D.C. area Thursday, uprooting trees, ripping down power lines, tearing apart rooftops and raining debris onto streets and highways. Two EF-0 tornadoes with winds between 60 and 70 mph touched down, one at a D.C. military base and another in nearby suburban Northern Virginia, the National Weather Service confirmed Thursday night.
  • Tornado threat for tomorrow for southeast and the Ohio Valley

    04/04/2017 6:26:54 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 73 replies
    An outbreak of severe thunderstorms is likely Wednesday across much of the Southeast, continuing northward along and west of the Appalachians into the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. This will include supercell development with a risk for tornadoes, some of which will be strong and long-lived, particularly across the Southeast. Large to very large hail and damaging straight-line winds also appear likely.
  • Storm chasers with Weather Channel ties killed in 2-vehicle crash...

    03/29/2017 7:27:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | 03/28/2017 | ELLYSA GONZALEZ
    Three storm chasers were killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Dickens County as a line of tornadic thunderstorms moved through the South Plains. News of the crash spread quickly through the weather monitoring community, prompting an outpouring of support for the chasers who were from out of state, including a statement from The Weather Channel. ... Investigators believe a black suburban was traveling northbound on FM 1081 when it disregarded a stop sign and collided with a black Jeep that was traveling west on FM 2794. “There were two drivers and one passenger in the two vehicles,” Gonzalez...
  • 1 confirmed dead in Ottawa storm; parts of Naplate damage (Illinois tornado)

    02/28/2017 4:53:18 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 12 replies ^ | February 28, 2017
    Just a link because I don't know the posting rules for this source. A tornado outbreak is shaping up tonight across several states. A lot of people will be asleep during the peak of the outbreak.