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Hurricane Julio Downgraded To Category 1 Storm As It Struck Hawaii

Hurricane Julio weakened Sunday night as it neared Hawaii, where a rural swath of the Big Island was still coping with power outages and downed trees in the wake of Tropical Storm Iselle. On the island of Kauai, rescuers found …

Cat Modeler’s Sharknado Model Follows Campy SyFy Sequel

Editor’s note: Wednesday night’s premier of “Sharknado 2: The Second One” on the SyFy Channel followed last year’s corny flick, which lit up Twitter with praise and insults for its camp and B-grade acting. The product placement-laden, cameo-heavy sequel pitted …

Iowa Farmers Face Damage, Replanting After Floods

Area farmers are dealing with damage to their crops and fences after all the recent heavy rain and flooding. Farmers in northwest Iowa, southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska face significant work ahead because of the flooding on the Big …

Minor Injuries, Damage From 8 Colorado Twisters

Several tornadoes touched down as a line of severe thunderstorms swept through Colorado on Sunday, with one of the twisters hitting near a junior golf tournament and injuring a caddy. Six of the tornadoes struck in northeast Colorado, while two …

Opinion: 1 Year Later, Moore Is Study in Resilience

One year ago today, a deadly EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., making it the third most violent storm in less than 15 years to pummel the small city, which was struck by an EF5 tornado in 1999, and an …

Wisconsin Researchers Test Affordable Wooden Shelters

Bob Falk is frugal and a realist. The research engineer at Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wis. could have used expensive lumber, pricey nails and high-grade plywood in his tests to create an almost impenetrable tornado shelter made of wood. …

Red Cross in Oklahoma to Give Storm Shelter Grants

The Red Cross of Oklahoma is scheduled to announce millions of dollars in storm shelter grants to several communities affected by the 2013 tornadoes. The agency plans to announce the grants Thursday to help Oklahoma homeowners affected by last May’s …

Ohio Faces Flash Flood Threat Following Rains

Flood watches were in effect across much of eastern and northern Ohio as communities recovered from several days of heavy rain and storms. The National Weather Service predicted an end to the precipitation and some falling temperatures Friday and into the …

Tornado Confirmed in Ohio, Storm Damage Cleanup Begins

Crews at Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) Valley National Park in northeastern Ohio are cleaning up from a storm that washed out trails and damaged the tracks that carry the park’s scenic railroad. Storms on Monday night also spawned a tornado that damaged …

Large Hail, Tornadoes Pound Denton, Texas Area

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms north of Dallas, Texas, on Apr. 4  produced hurricane force winds, tornadoes and hail reported to be as large as grapefruits. Several communities are reporting extensive damage. Severe storms first hit Denton around 4 p.m. …