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2 Dead, at Least 10 Hurt as Storms Move into Ohio River Valley

Bad weather moved into the Ohio River Valley on May 10 after a series of powerful storms hit the Plains, including tornadoes that destroyed homes and left two people dead in Oklahoma. National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Smith said the …

Tornadoes Survival Tips from Texas to Nebraska

Storms swept through the nation’s midsection Monday, spawning numerous tornadoes. While tornadoes can form any time weather conditions are right, the area from Texas to Nebraska typically sees tornadoes between April and June. Here are some items from the nation’s …

South Dakota City Set to Observe Tornado Anniversary

A full day of activities is planned in Delmont, S.D. on Tuesday to observe the one-year anniversary of the tornado that damaged the city. On the morning of May 10, 2015, an EF-2 tornado struck the city and damaged or …

Weather Service Confirms Weak Tornado Stuck Western Indiana

The National Weather Service confirmed this week that a tornado touched down briefly in western Indiana on Sunday. The weather service rated the tornado as an EF-0, estimating it had peak winds of 70 mph. The weather service said the tornado …

Weather Emergency Declared in 7 Oklahoma Counties

Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency in seven northeastern Oklahoma counties hit by tornadoes, severe storms and straight-line winds. Fallin issued the declaration for Craig, Mayes, Nowata, Osage, Rogers, Tulsa and Washington counties. Severe storms damaged homes …

El Niño Wreaks Havoc in February with Fiji Cyclone, Floods & Drought: Aon Report

The Southern Hemisphere registered its strongest tropical cyclone on record during February with Tropical Cyclone Winston, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. With maximum sustained winds of 295 kph (185 mph), Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall …

At Least 7 Tornadoes Hit Mississippi as Severe Storms Batter Region

A major storm system hit several Southeast states this week, bringing high winds and tornadoes to multiple regions and killing at least one person in Mississippi. Injuries and damage were also reported in Florida from an apparent tornado. The National …

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Arkansas County

A joint federal/state disaster recovery center opened in Jefferson County Feb. 20 to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in December and January, Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency …

Construction on Public Safe Rooms Around Joplin Nearly Complete

Thousands of students and residents in the Joplin area will have shelter during the upcoming severe weather season thanks to the construction of safe rooms that began after the deadly May 2011 tornado. The Joplin Globe reported ocal school districts …

Texas Led Nation in Catastrophic Losses in 2015

Tornadoes, hailstorms and fires took their toll on Texas last year with insured losses well over $3 billion, according to an insurer trade group The state had over three times as many claims and almost three times the dollar amount in losses …