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Stories with subject: Tornados
  • Illinois plans April 30 day of preparedness 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:05 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois officials are encouraging residents to participate next week in a first-ever national day of preparedness for tornadoes and floods.

  • Ky. tree nursery rebuilt 2 years after storm 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:05 am
  • WEST LIBERTY, Kentucky - A tornado that devastated the eastern Kentucky town of West Liberty two years ago also destroyed a state tree nursery.

  • Man gets second life after 2009 tornado 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:41 pm
  • MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - Although he'll never meet his sister, Olivia, in person, 11-month-old Lucas Bryant will know all about her.

  • Joplin prepares to open several new safe rooms 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:55 am
  • JOPLIN, Missouri - Joplin residents will soon be able to seek shelter from storms in safe rooms across the city, school district officials said.

  • Dispatcher's dedication shows in tornado's wake 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:55 am
  • LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Almost anyone who learns their house has been severely damaged by a tornado is allowed to clock out and go home, but not Katrina Gutwein, a 911 dispatcher who helped others for nearly two hours after being informed her house was damaged.

  • NWS confirms first Arkansas tornado of 2014 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:07 am
  • CHARLESTON, Arkansas - The National Weather Service has confirmed Arkansas' first tornado of 2014.

  • 2 weak twisters cause damage in East Texas 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:28 pm
  • LOVELADY, Texas - Surveys by National Weather Service teams have determined that damaging windstorms that swept parts of East Texas on Sunday were weak tornadoes.

  • Oklahoma's 8-month streak without tornado ends 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:37 pm
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - Oklahoma's eight-month streak without a tornado - the second-longest period since record-keeping began in 1950 - was snapped this weekend by a pair of suspected twister touchdowns, but the state's wild weather continued into Monday, blowing snow from the Panhandle to Tulsa and prompting overnight freeze warnings.

  • Thunderstorms, possible tornadoes forecast in Ark. 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 6:26 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The National Weather Service in Little Rock says strong thunderstorms and possibly a tornado are forecast for the state.

  • Okla. going nearly 250 days without tornado 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 7:22 pm
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - Oklahoma hasn't had a tornado or a tornado warning for more than eight months, though with bad storms expected in the state Sunday, it is doubtful Oklahoma will be able to match its longest streak ever without a twister.

  • Family raises severe weather awareness after loss 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:37 am
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Two years ago, the world and the weather caved in on Darrell Heichelbech. A pre-dawn tornado took his daughter in the family's Clay home.

  • Moore mother of tornado victim files for office 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:10 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - The mother of a 9-year-old boy killed last year when a tornado slammed into a Moore elementary school is running for a seat in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

  • National Weather Service confirms NC tornado 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 9:02 pm
  • BELHAVEN, North Carolina - The National Weather Service says it was an EF-2 tornado that struck rural Beaufort County, destroying two homes and damaging at least six more.

  • Forecasters confirm EF1 tornado in Spalding County 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:20 pm
  • GRIFFIN, Georgia - National Weather Service officials say about 200 trees were either snapped or uprooted during an EF1 tornado in Spalding County.

  • Stamping Ground residents remember 1974 tornado 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:04 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Edna Jones was in third grade when the tornado hit Stamping Ground on April 3, 1974, and for months she slept fully clothed, waiting for it to come back.

  • 1994 Palm Sunday tornado survivor looks for good 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:59 am
  • GOSHEN, Alabama - Written in brass on a plaque at the Goshen memorial are the names of brothers and sisters, husbands, wives, fathers and sons.

  • Storms down trees, cut power in Mississippi 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:16 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Scattered tree damage and power outages were reported in parts of north Mississippi as thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes continued Thursday across Midwestern and Southern states. Two injuries were reported in Mississippi.

  • Damage assessment begins after Missouri storms 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 10:53 am
  • ST. LOUIS - Officials in many areas of Missouri were assessing damage Friday, a day after massive storms brought high winds, heavy rain, flash floods and at least one tornado to the state.

  • Tornado watch in Middle Tenn as storms cross state 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:29 am
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of Middle Tennessee Friday morning.

  • Violent weather pounds eastern Missouri 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:54 pm
  • WASHINGTON, Missouri - A second wave of violent weather has been rolling through eastern Missouri, with scattered reports of tornado sightings.

  • Arkansas tornado watch extended until midnight 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:26 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A tornado watch has been extended until midnight for a large part of Arkansas.

  • Forecast: Tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Missouri 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:49 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Weather forecasters say there is a chance of strong tornadoes in Arkansas and Missouri.

  • SW Ohio city marks 40 years since deadly tornado 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:20 am
  • XENIA, Ohio - The mayor of a southwest Ohio city marking the 40th anniversary of a deadly tornado says the commemoration is focusing on survival and recovery but isn't a celebration.

  • Trees to be replanted in tornado-hit Illinois town 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:16 pm
  • GIFFORD, Illinois - Gifford lost dozens of homes to a tornado last November but the small east-central Illinois town also lost a lot of trees.

  • REO Speedwagon concert to benefit storm victims 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:04 am
  • NORMAL, Illinois - The classic rock band REO Speedwagon will perform this summer at Illinois State University as part of the "Rock to the Rescue" program to benefit victims of Midwest tornados and storms.