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Deadly Storms Leave Devastation Behind in South Central States

Massive storm systems that pushed through the South Central United States and northern Mexico over the Memorial Day weekend have left behind a path of devastation and destruction. A tornado raged through a Mexico border city shortly after daybreak on …

Oklahoma Governor Seeks Federal Disaster Assistance Following Tornadoes

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has requested federal disaster assistance for Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma counties following tornadoes, severe storms and flooding in recent weeks. Fallin sent a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday that says Oklahoma’s latest round of severe …

Tornadoes Strike North Texas, Some Damage Reported

Tornadoes roared across North Texas, spreading widespread damage but leaving no immediate reports of injuries. What storm spotters reported as at least one tornado inflicted heavy damage late Tuesday night to houses and apartment buildings in the Runaway Bay and …

Disasters Declared in Arkansas, Texas Following Severe Weather

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in counties hit in recent days by severe weather that’s included tornadoes, thunderstorms and heavy rains that brought flooding. Likewise, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a disaster proclamation for 10 …

NWS Confirms at Least 8 Twisters Touched Down in Texas

A band of tornadoes that swept across parts of rural Texas over the weekend flattened buildings, tore the roofs off other structures and forced people to rush for shelter, the National Weather Service said. National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Bishop …

Storm Shelter Permit Applications Rise in Moore, Oklahoma

Applications to build storm shelters have spiked a month after a tornado touched down in Moore, Okla. Moore spokeswoman Deidre Ebrey says officials there have noticed an increase in the number of people applying for storm shelters since the March …

North Texas Hit with Tornadoes, Large Hail

The National Weather Service said as many as 12 tornadoes and hail the size of softballs pounded portions of north Texas overnight. The storms turned violent beginning near Rising Star in Eastland County and proceeded eastward for about 100 miles. Representatives …

Seasonal Tornado Forecasts Being Developed by Oklahoma Researchers

Weather researchers in Oklahoma are working on a method to develop seasonal tornado forecasts that could predict the likelihood of the severe storms weeks in advance. Harold Brooks, senior research scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Severe …

Midwest Hammered by Severe Storms; More Expected Today

States in the Midwest were slammed on Wednesday by violent storms that produced high winds, hail and tornadoes. The severe weather is expected to continue today. Large and destructive hail have caused the most damage so far, according to the Weather …

Oklahoma Gov. Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has requested a federal disaster declaration for Tulsa and Cleveland counties in the wake of deadly tornadoes that ripped through two mobile home parks near Sand Springs and another tornado that swept through Moore and heavily …