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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. …

Arkansas Recovering From Weekend Storms

Robin Willhite sorted through the clutter at her Mississippi Delta home Sunday, thankful she and her daughter had survived a twister but wondering where she would celebrate the coming holiday. “A tornado four days before Christmas. It’s just Arkansas weather,” …

Suncor in Colorado To Pay $1.9 Million To Settle Oil Lawsuit

Suncor oil refinery operators have agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle a lawsuit by federal and state authorities over a toxic spill that contaminated Sand Creek and the South Platte River. A consent decree filed in U.S. District Court …

Blackfeet In Montana Sue US Government Over Flood Damage

The Blackfeet tribe’s housing agency  in Montana is suing the U.S. government for more than $1.2 million over damage to homes that were flooded in 2011, with the tribe claiming the government was responsible for a clogged drainage system. An …

Thousands Without Power After Pacific West Wind Storm

Thousands of people were without power as of Sunday evening in Washington state following Saturday’s wind storm. The storm knocked out power to about 150,000 people in the Puget Sound region. About 10,000 were still without power on Sunday in …

Bullock Seeks Federal Assistance For Hail Damage in Montana

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has requested a national disaster designation for agriculture damage from a hail storm in Gallatin County this month. Bullock sent the request to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday, saying the Aug. 1 storm caused at least …

University Of Central Oklahoma to Co-Host 2014 Tornado Summit

The University of Central Oklahoma has been selected as a co-host of the 2014 National Tornado Summit. The summit serves as a forum for national and state experts to meet and recommend new policies to improve emergency management, preparedness and …

Tropical Storm Flossie May Become First to Hit Hawaii Since 1992

Tropical Storm Flossie, which may become the first such system to hit Hawaii in 21 years, closed ports as it pounded parts of the state with “dangerous” surf. The storm, with top sustained winds of 50 miles (80 kilometers) per …

Storm Does Heavy Damage at Small North Dakota Airport

The airport in the western North Dakota town of Killdeer is being cleaned up after a storm destroyed a hangar and damaged three airplanes. Storms that moved through the region Monday night ripped apart the hangar and flipped the Cessna …

Storm Caused $2M in Damage to Wichita Schools

School district officials in Wichita, Kan., say a violent storm that swept through the city last weekend caused extensive damage to several schools. The Wichita Eagle reports district officials estimate the total damage at $2 million. Insurance is expected to …