Storm chasing critical, profitable and dangerous

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While most people hunker down when a tornado approaches, a growing contingent heads for the prairies, be they scientists hoping to protect the public from a twister’s fury or amateurs armed with little more…

Small towns prepare as flood moves south

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Volunteers are busy stacking sandbags in the tiny Missouri town of Dutchtown as the Mississippi River threatens to send water into about a third of the town’s homes, along with a handful of businesses…

Out with a whimper: Storms over in East, South

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The remnants of a violent storm that claimed 13 lives in Oklahoma sent punishing winds and torrential downpours to northern New England and a tornado to South Carolina. And there could be more coming,…
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Damaging storms moving through east, south

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A violent weather system that claimed 12 lives in Oklahoma and Arkansas amid tornadoes and flash floods gave way to clearing skies as the storms trekked toward the East Coast on Sunday. A tornado…
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Weather service says 5 tornadoes in OKC metro area

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says there were five tornadoes that struck the Oklahoma City metro area — including one that officials say killed at least nine people. Meteorologist Jonathan Kurtz with the weather service…

Erosion threatens roadways following Okla. storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Runoff from torrential rains that pelted the Oklahoma City area after a number of tornadoes hit the area is threatening to undermine roadways. Television images Saturday showed rainwater pouring into a hole near an…

NWS: Number of Midwest, Plains tornadoes unclear

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — National Weather Service meteorologists say it’s unclear how many tornadoes touched down Friday evening. Dozens of tornado warnings were issued across a wide swath of the Midwest, including Oklahoma and Missouri, as a large…

Damage assessment to begin after fatal Okla. storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Emergency officials are preparing to survey tornado damage again this morning following the second major fatal storm to strike the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in several days. Law enforcement officers and Red Cross damage…

5 dead in tornado in Oklahoma City area

TULL, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a driver died when strong winds knocked a tree onto his car in rural Arkansas as thunder storms and several tornadoes swept through the Midwest. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says the…

Tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Arkansas

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Storms are moving through Oklahoma and other parts of the central U.S., and forecasters say tornadoes are possible. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., warns there’s a moderate risk of severe weather over…

Bad weather possible in Oklahoma and other parts of Midwest

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters say nasty weather is possible over portions of Oklahoma and adjacent parts of Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri today. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., warns there is a moderate risk of severe…
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Two Tornadoes Injure 7

The National Weather Service said Wednesday two tornadoes touched down in Erie County, injuring seven. …

Midwest braces for another round of flooding

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rivers in the nation’s heartland are rising again, and with heavy rain in the forecast, parts of Iowa, Missouri and Illinois are bracing for yet another round of flooding. The National Weather Service said…

More violent storms possible in Southern Plains

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of possible severe weather in the southern Plains today. The Storm Prediction Center says storms could bring baseball-size hail, wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour and tornadoes to…
Erie County Tornado

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The cleanup begins Wednesday in Erie County, Pennsylvania after a suspected tornado tore through the county Tuesday night. …

9/11 WTC remains to stay in more secure facility

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City chief medical examiner’s office says the remains of Sept. 11 World Trade Center victims will be kept at a forensic laboratory building because the previous location was damaged by Superstorm…

Obama and Christie praise govt response to storm

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie promoted the Jersey Shore’s summer tourism economy Tuesday while praising the federal government’s role in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, reprising their beach-buddy routine…