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Forecasters: Dangerous storms moving into Midwest
Fox News.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | AP

Posted on 04/14/2012 3:28:27 PM PDT by carriage_hill

Baseball-sized hail is tearing the siding off homes in northeast Nebraska, a tornado has touched down in Kansas and forecasters are warning residents across the nation's midsection to brace for "life threatening" storms.

The National Weather Service says a rain-wrapped tornado touched down in southwest Kansas on Saturday afternoon, while at least three possible tornadoes were reported earlier in central Oklahoma.

No injuries were immediately reported. But forecasters are expecting the most dangerous weather later in the day and are warning residents across the region of possible fast-moving tornadoes overnight.

Officials say a large area spanning from Minnesota to Texas could be at risk.

In Nebraska, Boone County Sheriff David Spiegel says large hail also damaged vehicles and shattered windows in and around Petersburg, about 140 miles northwest of Omaha.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Kansas; US: Nebraska; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: alert; midwest; tornadoes
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To: katiedidit1

Stay safe, k. Best to over-prepare than under-prepare. Prayers for you/your family.

Storms hitting here now; starting to disconnect electronics to protect from lightening strikes.

G’night all!


41 posted on 04/14/2012 6:13:44 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

That was incredible. Multi vortex tornado, live


42 posted on 04/14/2012 6:37:24 PM PDT by Figment
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To: carriage_hill

Goodnight and you stay safe too. I am going to start making sure I have everything together and thanks for the heads up:)


43 posted on 04/14/2012 6:44:33 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: carriage_hill

Stay safe.


44 posted on 04/14/2012 6:45:56 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Is Buffett's comfort with "Obama" simply comfort with the word "Omaha" his home and birthplace?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Hospital reportedly hit in Preston OK(?) Population over 7k. NO further info.


45 posted on 04/14/2012 7:05:27 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6

Forgot...report via Fox.


46 posted on 04/14/2012 7:15:01 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6

I thought she said the hospital was in Iowa.


47 posted on 04/14/2012 7:15:49 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: peggybac

Creston, IA hospital hit not sure if tornado or straight line winds

I am in waterloo/cedar falls, and it is thundering/lightining with steady rain right now. nasty to the south of us, we may get lucky and dodge the worst of this one. I-80 corridor from DSM to Iowa City/Cedar Rapids taking the brunt


48 posted on 04/14/2012 7:23:29 PM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: peggybac

Creston, IA hospital hit not sure if tornado or straight line winds

I am in waterloo/cedar falls, and it is thundering/lightining with steady rain right now. nasty to the south of us, we may get lucky and dodge the worst of this one. I-80 corridor from DSM to Iowa City/Cedar Rapids taking the brunt


49 posted on 04/14/2012 7:23:46 PM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Jeff Chandler

No, he didn’t, he just supported taxpayer-funded abortion, expensive socialized medicine, homosexual marriage, raising taxes and fees including fees on gun owners enormously, etc. Romney was much more successful at implementing a liberal agenda in his jurisdiction than Obama has been.


50 posted on 04/14/2012 7:27:29 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: QualityMan

Please be safe!


51 posted on 04/14/2012 7:27:37 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: QualityMan

Small town of Conway Springs KS probably just got some rough weather, seems to be heading for Wichita environs next.

The Weather Channel guy was broadcasting from their command center when they set off the sirens.


52 posted on 04/14/2012 7:49:01 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Is Buffett's comfort with "Obama" simply comfort with the word "Omaha" his home and birthplace?)
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To: JediJones

And put a dog on a car.


53 posted on 04/14/2012 7:50:55 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This place is nuts.)
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To: carriage_hill

This was just posted on Facebook by “Texas Storm Chasers”

Statement from the Wichita Tornado Warning. This is very serious.

IMPACT...THIS IS A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. YOU COULD BE KILLED IF
NOT UNDERGROUND OR IN A TORNADO SHELTER. COMPLETE
DESTRUCTION OF ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS IS LIKELY. MANY WELL
BUILT HOMES AND BUSINESSES WILL BE COMPLETELY SWEPT FROM
THEIR FOUNDATIONS. DEBRIS WILL BLOCK MOST ROADWAYS. MASS
DEVASTATION IS HIGHLY LIKELY MAKING THE AREA UNRECOGNIZABLE
TO SURVIVORS.


54 posted on 04/14/2012 7:50:55 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

appears to be tracking just South of Wichita, but one jog to the North and we could see mass devastation. This is going to be a close one. Hopefully it sticks to the farms.


55 posted on 04/14/2012 8:00:10 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: peggybac

Could be. She didn’t repeat before I had to change channels.


56 posted on 04/14/2012 8:11:54 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: wolfman23601

The Weather Channel says the Wichita tornado is up to half a mile wide. I’m afraid this could be like Joplin, Missouri last year. I am in Topeka right now waiting.


57 posted on 04/14/2012 8:23:33 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

From Twitter:

@severestudios

LARGE TORNADO just crossed I-35 south of Wichita. TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR WICHITA! (10:28pm)

https://twitter.com/#!/severestudios


58 posted on 04/14/2012 8:33:35 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: carriage_hill

Live Coverage:
http://www.ksn.com/content/weather/liveradar.aspx


59 posted on 04/14/2012 8:45:01 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: rdl6989

Live streaming from Channel 3 Wichita

http://www.ksn.com/content/weather/liveradar.aspx


60 posted on 04/14/2012 8:45:13 PM PDT by TomGuy
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