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…
Erie County Tornado

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…

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…

Obama and Christie yet again; emphasis on recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking to get his groove back — at the beach. A post-Hurricane Sandy tour of the New Jersey coast line on Tuesday, gives the president a chance for a three-point play…

3 feet of snow in upstate NY on Memorial weekend

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — A Memorial Day weekend storm has dropped three feet of snow on a New York ski mountain near the Vermont boarder. Whiteface Mountain spokesman Jon Lundin says 36 inches of white powder has blanketed…

Obama: Gov’t with Oklahoma ‘every step’ of the way

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — President Barack Obama visited tornado-devastated Moore, Okla., Sunday, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and property and promising that the government will be behind them “every step of the way.” “I’m just…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, May 26, 2013. Unsettled weather developed in the nation¼’s mid-section on Sunday, while severe storms became possible in the High Plains. Showers and thunderstorms developed from parts of the Northern Plains through…

Obama to tour tornado damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel to the Oklahoma City area on Sunday. Obama will see firsthand the federal, state and local response to the devastating tornado that tore through the area on Monday. The president…

Famed RI Cliff Walk still partly closed post-Sandy

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport’s Cliff Walk, which runs between the Atlantic Ocean and some of the city’s most stunning Gilded Age mansions, sustained what has been estimated at up to $8 million in damage during Superstorm Sandy.…

Tornado upon them, quick choices decided fate

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — They say you should never make a big decision when you’re emotional. But what if there’s barely a moment to think and a life-or-death choice looming? In those last horrifying minutes before the EF5…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, May 25, 2013. Heavy rain over Texas caused major flooding for San Antonio, while showers and thunderstorms turned severe over the Northern High Plains on Saturday. Onshore flow from the Gulf of…

Teen in devastated Okla. town handing out hugs

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The people of the Oklahoma town where a deadly tornado struck could use just about everything — cleaning supplies, food, water, shelter. Thirteen-year-old Halle Carr thought residents of her hometown could also use a…

Oklahoma gets far more than its share of disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many states get hit frequently with tornadoes and other natural catastrophes, but Oklahoma is Disaster Central. The twister that devastated Moore, Okla., was the 74th presidential disaster declared in the Sooner state in the past…

Can Tornado Alley become safer? Yes, within limits

In the wind-swept prairie called Tornado Alley, the scene is eerily familiar: Homes smashed to splinters. Trees and telephone poles snapped like twigs. Piles of bricks, overturned cars and dazed survivors sifting through rubble in search of a…

Safe room mandates remain rare in tornado states

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — After living nearly 20 years in their one-story brick home, Sherry and Larry Wells finally won the lottery — for a state rebate on a home storm shelter, that is. A contractor finished installing…

Storm took classmates, parents as it swept through

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — One loved unicorns. Another, nicknamed “ladybug,” sang country songs. Another dreamed of one day owning a pontoon boat. When a top-of-the-scale EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., it took with it 24 lives. Seven…