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1 year 9 months ago

Benefit concert for Oklahoma will air tonight

As the recovery from last week's devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma continues, relief efforts will get a helping hand tonight. The "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" will air tonight. Oklahoma native and country music star Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert are heading up the show...

1 year 10 months ago

Memorial scheduled for tornado victims

MOORE, OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin announced Wednesday a memorial service will be held for the victims of the storm on at the First Baptist Church in Moore on Sunday. President Barack Obama is expected to visit the area that day as well. The Oklahoma Department of Insurance...

2 years 6 months ago

Tornado touches down in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado struck a beachfront neighborhood in New York City. Videos taken by bystanders show the funnel cloud hurling sand and debris in the air as it moves through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens...

2 years 10 months ago

Cleanup continues in Wiley and Lamar

The tornado that touched down east of Lamar packed winds of 115 miles per hour and stayed on the ground for 12 miles. In its path several homes, critical communications towers, and a power substation, all destroyed. Near Wiley, a family says an EF-2 touched down, and their home...

2 years 10 months ago

Power may be out for four hours or more

Colorado Emergency Management has issued a statement asking people in the Lamar area to use caution due to downed power lines. Power is out in Lamar, Eads, Chivington and Sheridan Lake and surrounding areas. The statement calls damage to homes "considerable" and says power may be out for four...

3 years 6 months ago

Tornado hits NY after Irene

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) - A tornado has caused some property damage near Albany, N.Y., one week after Irene caused destructive flooding in the region. The National Weather Service says the tornado touched down about three miles from Amsterdam, N.Y., on Sunday evening. Amateur video posted on YouTube shows a...

3 years 9 months ago

President Obama on his way to Joplin Missouri

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is on his way to Missouri to see the destruction caused by the massive tornado a week ago today. In Joplin, Obama will meet with survivors and officials and attend a memorial service for those killed by the storm. He'll also make brief remarks.

3 years 9 months ago

Death toll rises in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - The state of Missouri says the number of people missing or unaccounted for since the Joplin tornado is now at 156. Missouri Department of Public Safety deputy director Andrea Spillars said Friday that officials are working 24 hours a day to trim the list that...

3 years 10 months ago

New storm rumbles across Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - As searchers in Missouri and Minnesota comb through the rubble looking for survivors of last night's tornadoes, folks are pitching in to help anyway they can. A massive tornado tore a 6-mile path across southwestern Missouri killing at least 89 people and damaging about 2,000...

3 years 10 months ago

How you can help tornado victims

Natural disasters seem to bond many people together. In the wake of the tornadoes that have violently swept across many of the Southern states, many Southern Coloradans are wondering how they can help. Jaici Murcia of the Pikes Peak American Red Cross Chapter advises, "We are not able to...

3 years 10 months ago

Death toll nears 300

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) - A spokeswoman for Alabama's governor says storms that devastated the South left 180 people dead in that state, bringing the total death toll in the region to 266. Leah Garner, the deputy press secretary for Gov. Robert Bentley, said Thursday that the death toll in...

3 years 10 months ago

Death toll now at 162 in Alabama

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say the death toll in Alabama has risen to 162 after a storm that spawned dozens of tornadoes pummeled the South, obliterating towns across six states. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency said in a news release Thursday that the total confirmed dead in...

4 years 2 months ago

Deadly December tornado

CINCINNATI, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in Arkansas are reporting a deadly tornado strike. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says three people have died after the twister slammed into the tiny northwest town of Cincinnati. A sheriff's dispatcher says there are "lots of injuries." Cincinnati is located near the Oklahoma...

4 years 6 months ago

Deadly storm rips through New York City

The National Weather Service is dispatching investigators to New York City to determine whether a tornado touched down during a fierce storm that tore through the city and left one person dead. Thursday's storm toppled trees, ripped roofs off homes and knocked out power for thousands. It also...

4 years 6 months ago

Woman's pickup tossed by tornado

A Texas mother and her three-year-old son survived being tossed by a tornado Wednesday. Amber Leon was driving along I-20 near Forney with her son when they were hit by the twister. "I looked to my right and I could see the tornado coming up over there," Leon...

4 years 9 months ago

Severe weather possible this evening

Conditions are right for severe weather and tornadoes this evening in southeast Colorado. A tornado watch is in effect for the Front Range until 9 p.m. At 5 p.m. there were no fewer than six storm systems scattered from Penrose to La Junta. A funnel cloud was spotted...

4 years 9 months ago

Ohio tornado damage: $100M

Officials say the northwest Ohio tornado that killed seven people over the weekend left behind at least $100 million in damage. At a news conference in devastated Lake Township on Monday, Wood County emergency management director Brad Gilbert also said that at least 100 homes were destroyed or severely...

4 years 9 months ago

Death toll reaches 7 in Ohio tornado

People in northwest Ohio are sifting through houses that have been reduced to rubble by a tornado that killed seven people. Among the dead is the father of a valedictorian at a Toledo-area high school that had to reschedule its graduation. Neighbors say the house of the valedictorian's family...

4 years 9 months ago

Limon: 20 years later

Just in the last couple of weeks, a new storm siren was put up in the town of Limon. It happens to set near a lot that used to be Limon's town hall, that's until a tornado tore it apart in June of 1990. "Sometimes some buildings are totally...

4 years 9 months ago

Preparing for the worst

The skies looked a little too clear Saturday for a tornado to hit Hanover, but you can never be too sure. A drill, with 29 agencies, will find out if El Paso County is ready to respond. "We're going to do basically what we would in the real...

4 years 9 months ago

Disaster drill planned in El Paso County

More than two dozen agencies will run a disaster exercise Saturday in El Paso County. The exercise, referred to as NOAA's Ark, is sponsored by the South Central Homeland Security Region and Pikes Peak Metropolitan Medical Response System. The event is designed to simulate a weather emergency, in this...

4 years 9 months ago

Damaging storm hits Illinois

Storms rolled through Mackinaw, Illinois Wednesday leaving behind damage. Rooftops were lifted and trees were uprooted as a strong line of storms hit the area. The National Weather Service is investigating whether a tornado touched down in the area.

4 years 10 months ago

Tornado spotted northeast of Lamar

The National Weather Service reports a tornado was spotted on the ground northeast of Lamar near the town of Towner. Radar showed it moving north at 25 miles an hour. The report was made by a law enforcement officer. The National Weather Service advises people in the area to...

4 years 10 months ago

Tornado Watch in effect in eastern counties

After a day of violent weather in eastern Colorado, the conditions are right for more. Yesterday a tornado touched down for ten minutes near Springfield and baseball-size was reported in Baca County. Now a Tornado Watch is in effect for Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Logan, Phillips, Prowers,...

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