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  • After shock and grief in Pilger comes the hard work of cleanup, but volunteers flock to town to help

    06/19/2014 9:20:34 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 10 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 06/19/2014 | Kate Howard Perry
    PILGER, Neb. — Shock and grief gave way to hard work Wednesday in Pilger as crews began removing what the tornado left behind. Only about 350 people live in the town where an estimated 80 percent of buildings were leveled or damaged beyond repair Monday. But on Wednesday — the first day people other than residents were allowed into the affected areas — 1,800 people registered as volunteers and came to lend a hand. Some came with no connection to the town, but many others were family and friends of Pilger residents, or neighbors who had been spared.
  • Tornadoes kill at least 18 as storms pummel Plains, Midwest, and South

    04/28/2014 4:00:18 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 67 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 28, 2014
    At least 18 people were killed Sunday by three separate tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system that moved through the central and southern United States. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management confirmed early Monday that at least sixteen people had died after a tornado tore through central Arkansas, while an Oklahoma county sheriff's dispatcher reported that one person had died in the town of Quapaw, near the state's borders with Kansas and Missouri. Fox News has also confirmed that one person died when a tornado hit Keokuk County, Iowa. The Arkansas tornado touched down about 10 miles west of...
  • Massive tornado outbreak predicted for this weekend across the South

    04/24/2014 10:06:51 PM PDT · by Windflier · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 24 April 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    Tornado alley is about to come out of hibernation with a ‘significant multi-day severe event’ that may match all-time historic tornado outbreaks. Forecasters are predicting severe storms across Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas from Saturday to Monday that are expected to produce strong tornadoes impacting millions of people. The confluence of a low pressure system and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico are forecast to fuel supercell thunderstorms that will produce heavy rain, damaging winds, hail and deadly twisters. The storm front will move across the Rocky Mountains and into the southern plains by Saturday morning before strengthening on the...
  • March 2014 Tornado Drought May Set Record

    03/23/2014 2:15:00 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 22 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | John Erdman
    For the second consecutive year, U.S. March tornado counts are among the lowest on record. March U.S. Tornado Stats Through March 20, only four tornadoes have been confirmed across the nation. According to The Weather Channel's severe weather expert Dr. Greg Forbes (Facebook | Twitter), only two other Marches have featured fewer tornadoes through the first 20 days of March, dating to 1950: 1969: 0 tornadoes 1951: 3 tornadoes However, the lowest March U.S. tornado count on record dating to 1950 was six tornadoes in March 1951, according to Forbes. If the rest of the month features at most one...
  • Storm brings snow, possible tornadoes to Plains

    10/04/2013 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2013 8:59 PM EDT | Dirk Lammers
    A storm system that buried parts of Wyoming and South Dakota in heavy, wet snow on Friday also brought powerful thunderstorms and possible tornadoes to the Great Plains. The storm dumped at least 33 inches of snow in a part of South Dakota’s scenic Black Hills, National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Helgeson said Friday afternoon. Later in the day, thunderstorms rolled across the Plains, and witnesses reported seeing tornadoes in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. …
  • Birmingham, Huntsville part of nation's highest-risk tornado corridor, study by UAH researcher finds

    09/21/2013 2:05:19 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 28 replies
    Blog.al ^ | September 20, 2013 | Paul Gattis
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The greatest risk of being impacted by a significant tornado in the United States is in a Deep South corridor that includes Huntsville and Birmingham, not the Great Plains region of Oklahoma and Kansas, according to a study co-authored by a University of Alabama in Huntsville researcher. The research paper was written by Tim Coleman, an adjunct professor and researcher in the Earth Systems Science Center at UAH, and Grady Dixon, an associate professor of meteorology and climatology at Mississippi State University. The paper is scheduled to be published by the American Meteorology Society's Weather and Forecasting,...
  • The Spiritual Significance of Tornado Dog and Sewer Pipe Baby

    06/05/2013 11:35:53 AM PDT · by IChing · 20 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 6/5/13 | Donald Joy
    If you’re like me, you’re a news and politics junkie who follows current events with obsessive, hawkish vigilance. Sometimes, the never-ending outrages pouring in make you just shake your head with exasperation, wondering how so much can be so wrong, so often, everywhere. But certain events are like sudden, brilliant beacons of light and hope in an abyss of darkness and despair. They remind us that sometimes when all appears to be irredeemably lost, God has other ideas. In fact, that’s basically the entire message of Christianity: ”The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone” (Psalm 118:22, Luke 20:17)....
  • Discovery channel's storm chaser Tim Samaras killed in El Reno tornado

    06/02/2013 9:29:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 114 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/2/13 | SHEILA CARROLL
    Storm chaser, Tim Samaras, his son Paul and crew member, Carl Young were killed Friday in a tornado that ripped through El Reno, Oklahoma. Samaras followed storms for over 30 years. His fascination with tornadoes began when he was about six years old and saw the tornado in The Wizard of Oz. Samaras once stated, “My passion for storm chasing has always been driven by the beautiful and powerful storms displayed in the heartland each spring."
  • Tornado Outbreak Predicted, High Risk Of Violent Tornadoes in Oklahoma

    05/31/2013 2:11:36 PM PDT · by Doogle · 13 replies
    TheWeatherSpace.com ^ | 05/31/13 | Kevin Martin
    “Today is one of those days that could produce tornadoes that are the type that you cannot survive even at the center of your house and away from windows,” said Martin. “The danger zone is directly east of the dryline from Oklahoma City to the Texas border. This is going to be a very dangerous setup.” Martin issued the enhanced tornado watch at 12:05 pm and it is in effect through the evening hours. Storms are expected to develop later than usual. “The dryline is the focus spot right now,” said Martin. This is easily seen in Western Oklahoma this...
  • Meteorologist Warns Of Major Tornado Outbreak Friday Night In Oklahoma

    05/31/2013 9:14:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 120 replies
    Meteorologist Aaron Tuttle ^ | 5/31/13 | Aaron Tuttle
    MAJOR TORNADO OUTBREAK IMMINENT!!! (Please Share) I don't often get worked up over events. There are times when all of the parameters are there and very little happens, generally because the models underestimate the CAP strength which prevents thunderstorm development. You better pray they aren't estimating this one correctly because the rest of the ingredients are all there for large damaging tornadoes between the hours of 6pm and midnight across C OK.
  • President Jollies President of Myanmar while Oklahoma destructs

    05/20/2013 3:44:44 PM PDT · by plangent · 13 replies
    05/20/2013 | Self
    Here we have Oklahoma City and it's suburbs in ruins. Not a peep from the Pres or FEMA. Who is minding the store in D.C. Apparently No One.
  • Morning Joe Meteorologist: Tornado Averted 'By The Grace of Whatever'

    05/20/2013 6:17:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let me preface by saying that I'm not criticizing Bill Karins for his choice of words. Thank, uh, goodness, we live in a country where we're free to believe in any God or no God at all. But I do see Karins' construction as a sign of the cultural times. The Morning Joe meteorologist today aired dramatic footage of the weatherman at the NBC affiliate in Wichita, Kansas ordering his colleagues to take shelter because a tornado was headed right at the station. Said Karins: "By the grace of whatever, God or whatever else, it lifted the second it got...
  • Tornadoes Tear Through East Texas

    05/16/2013 9:24:14 AM PDT · by LUV W · 27 replies
    Odessa American ^ | May 16, 2013 | Associated Press
    A pack of tornadoes killed at least six people and injured dozens in East Texas Wednesday night. The city of Granbury, southwest of Ft. Worth was hardest hit.
  • Forecasters: Dangerous storms moving into Midwest

    04/14/2012 3:28:27 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 61 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | AP
    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...
  • Tornado warning issued for northern Kansas

    04/14/2012 3:23:23 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 14 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | AP
    The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for sections of north central Kansas Saturday afternoon after earlier reports of ripe conditions for storms across the heart of the country. The counties included in the warning are western Jewell County, Mitchell Couonty, Osborne County and Smith County, all in north central Kansas, according to the National Weather Service. The warning will last until 12:45 CDT. Earlier, for only the second time in U.S. history, the Storm Prediction Center issued a high-risk warning more than 24 hours in advance, said Russ Schneider, director of the center, which is part of the...
  • Tornado sirens sound in Oklahoma City amid warnings of 'life-threatening' storms

    04/14/2012 9:13:46 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 72 replies
    msnbc.com, Updated at 9:38 a.m. ET: OKLAHOMA CITY ^ | 4/14/12 | By The Associated Press and msnbc.com staff
    At least three possible tornadoes hit central Oklahoma early Saturday in a prelude to what forecasters warned could be a day of "life-threatening" storms in the nation's midsection. No injuries were immediately reported. Department of Emergency Management official Michelann Ooten said the possible tornadoes were reported west and north of Oklahoma City. One was spotted near Piedmont, a small town where a twister last May killed several people. The National Weather Service was working to confirm the reports. Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Brown told The Associated Press the storms were fairly weak but still damaged some homes. A tornado that...
  • Dallas area surveys damage after tornadoes rip through [but it is Dallas-Ft Worth's fault!]

    04/04/2012 11:52:28 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN Weathercaster
    Paraphrasing: "If these tornadoes had hit the countryside, nothing would much have been said about it. But Dallas-Ft Worth were in the way, so it is a big story!"
  • TORNADO EMERGENCY for Dallas, TX

    04/03/2012 11:26:00 AM PDT · by Strategerist · 174 replies
    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 116 PM CDT TUE APR 3 2012 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 PM CDT FOR SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY... AT 116 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONFIRMED A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR LANCASTER...MOVING NORTH AT 20 MPH. THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF DALLAS AND THE CITY OF LANCASTER! SEEK SHELTER NOW! THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... LANCASTER AROUND 125 PM CDT... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED! THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING...
  • Texas Storms Happening Now

    04/03/2012 1:37:34 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 7 replies
    BiNG SEARCH ^ | April 3, 2012 | MestaMachine
    Texas needs our urge,t prayers in the midst of extreme weather of nearly Biblical proportions.WEATHER INFO FOR TEXAS RIGHT NOW All you Frepers from Texas...we love you. We are with you. G-d bless you.
  • Massive tornadoes toss trucks across skies as large, extremely dangerous twisters target Texas

    04/03/2012 1:25:55 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 146 replies
    Daily Mail Online UK ^ | UPDATED: 15:11 EST, 3 April 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Millions of people are being urged to seek shelter immediately as dramatic news footage shows trucks and other massive debris being thrown across the skies in Texas.
  • Violent storms kill 29, death toll could rise

    03/03/2012 4:39:02 AM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies · 2+ views
    A string of violent storms scratched away small towns in Indiana and cut off rural communities in Kentucky as an early-season tornado outbreak killed nearly 30 people, and authorities feared the already ugly death toll would rise as daylight broke on Saturday's search for survivors.
  • Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watches 57, 58, 62 (KY, MO, IN, IL, OH, WV)

    03/02/2012 8:33:15 AM PST · by dirtboy · 52 replies
    NOAA ^ | 3/2/2012
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 57 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 955 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN INDIANA WESTERN KENTUCKY SOUTHEAST MISSOURI EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 955 AM UNTIL 600 PM CST. ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION... DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER... THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90 STATUTE MILES EAST AND...
  • Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 5

    01/22/2012 4:44:17 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 194 replies
    NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center ^ | 1/22/12 | SPC office
    EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM 520 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST. ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION... DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER... THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF DYERSBURG TENNESSEE TO 25 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF GREENVILLE MISSISSIPPI. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5). REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND...
  • The Super Abundance of My Kingdom [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/02/2011 5:26:58 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Super Abundance of My Kingdom Supernatural things are about to happen to you , The Super Abundance of My Kingdom flowing through ! All that I have promised is about to happen to you This very day , You do not have to wait it is on it's way ! Not just in one area but all across the board , My Loving kindness given to you as a (( ( Living Sword ) )) , The Tapestry of My Kingdom open and spread out to view , My Loving Kindness flowing down upon you \o/ , Just as...
  • Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Falsely Claims Not Many Countries Beside U.S. Have Tornadoes

    05/30/2011 2:08:38 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 59 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 28, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Bill Nye "The Science Guy" was on Fox News's "America's News Headquarters" Saturday trying to make the case that despite it being "very difficult to mathematically connect" this year's tornado activity to global warming, "Tornadoes are almost certainly a consequence." When host Uma Pemmaraju asked a seemingly simple question, "Are other countries seeing the same type of activity, the intensity of these tornadoes picking up in those regions as well," "The Science Guy" first seemed completely stumped, and then gave a rather absurd answer (video follows with transcript and commentary): BILL NYE: The tornadoes very difficult to mathematically connect to...
  • Ala. town hit by tornadoes bans FEMA trailers

    05/30/2011 12:15:16 AM PDT · by Route797 · 71 replies
    Associated Press, Google ^ | 5-29-2011 | Associated Press
    CORDOVA, Ala. (AP) — James Ruston's house was knocked off its foundation by tornadoes that barreled through town last month and is still uninhabitable. He thought help had finally arrived when a truck pulled up to his property with a mobile home from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Then he got the call: Single-wide mobile homes, like the FEMA one, are illegal in the city of Cordova. The city's refusal to let homeless residents occupy temporary housing provided by FEMA has sparked outrage in this central Alabama town of 2,000, with angry citizens filling a meeting last week and circulating...
  • Looting Continues 3 Weeks After Tornadoes

    05/19/2011 3:08:27 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    waaytv.com/news ^ | 5/18/11 | Stephanie Beecken
    To add to all the devastation we've seen across North Alabama some thieves are hard at work taking advantage of those who've already lost so much. Since April 27th, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department has arrested 6 people for looting. Several theft cases are still under investigation. Earlier this week, someone broke into the Chalybeate Fire Department and stole items donated for tornado victims. “It totaled everything. It totaled my home and blew everything away. It totaled my 3 vehicles. Everything was a total loss,” said William Hayes. Tornado victims, like William Hayes, continue to pick through the rubble looking...
  • Looters Plague Tornado-Torn South

    05/19/2011 1:42:02 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 35 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/4/2011 | foxnews.com
    The crooks walked up to Kenneth Carter's tornado-damaged property with the purposeful air of relief workers in need of an all-terrain vehicle like the one he had parked out back. "They said, `Excuse us, we've got to get this four-wheeler out of here,"' said the 74-year-old Apison resident. "I said, `I don't think so -- that four-wheeler belongs to me!" ...authorities say the South has been plagued by a variety of swindles since the twister outbreak killed 329 people in seven states. Looters have carried off televisions, power tools and prescription pills. ..businesses are charging double for a tank of...
  • ‘Lights are back on!’ (in Cleveland, TN)

    05/09/2011 5:34:43 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 8 replies
    ClevelandDailyBanner ^ | May 9, 2011 | RICK NORTON
    Ten days after multiple waves of tornadoes and damaging storms plunged Bradley County into its worst disaster aftermath in modern history, the lights are back on — all 17,000 of them. At 6:44 p.m. Saturday, Cleveland Utilities crews restored electric service to the final home that had gone without power since the April 27 storm seige. By the end of the restoration efforts, some 30 line crews were on the job. Five Cleveland Utilities line crews worked in unison with out-of-town teams from Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee, among others. CU General Manager Tom Wheeler reported early Sunday morning — as...
  • Tornado Relief Help!!! (national groups AND listed by states)

    05/04/2011 4:41:08 AM PDT · by AnyStreetFL · 10 replies
    AnyStreet ^ | 05/02/2011 | Kim Morin
    How to help tornado victims in the South SALVATION ARMY - The charity is providing food, drinks and spiritual support to victims. To donate, text GIVE to 80888 to donate $10 through your phone bill. Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/ Feed The Children Storm Relief SAVE THE CHILDREN - The relief effort providing food, medical care and education to children is accepting donations online People can also call 1-800-728-3843 during business hours. WORLD VISION - The Christian humanitarian organization focuses on children, aiming to lessen the emotional and psychological damage that many children suffer during crises. To donate, visit...
  • Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to address state about tornadoes

    05/03/2011 3:08:08 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Republic ^ | May 2, 2011 | Staff
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Robert Bentley will discuss Alabama's tornado damage and the state's response to it during a televised address to the state Legislature on Tuesday evening. A spokeswoman for Bentley says the address from the Capitol will begin at 6 p.m. The leaders of the House and Senate have assured the governor that the members will vote Tuesday to have the joint session for the governor's address. The Legislature typically only holds one joint session a year to hear from the governor and that's at the start of the legislative session for the governor to outline his legislative...
  • MORE Tornadoes from Global Warming? That’s a Joke, Right?

    05/02/2011 4:08:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    drroyspencer.com ^ | April 29, 2011 | Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
    I see the inevitable blame-humanity game has been reinvigorated by the recent tornado swarm. I have not read other meteorologists’ treatment of this issue, so what follows can be considered an independent opinion on the matter. If there is one weather phenomenon global warming theory does NOT predict more of, it would be severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Tornadic thunderstorms do not require tropical-type warmth. In fact, tornadoes are almost unheard of in the tropics, despite frequent thunderstorm activity. Instead, tornadoes require strong wind shear (wind speed and direction changing rapidly with height in the lower atmosphere), the kind which develops...
  • I'm Back From The Night Of Tornadoes And Needing Some Advice On An Inverter(VANITY)

    05/02/2011 7:56:59 AM PDT · by proudofthesouth · 30 replies
    Just wanted to say that I've missed y'all these past few days. Wednesday day and night was frightening here in northern Alabama. I was blessed that all I lost was a refrigerator full of food and 4 days 6.5 hours without power. There are others that have lost so much, much more. My beloved Alabama has been torn apart. But people have been WONDERFUL!!!!! Grocery stores and gas stations were open ASAP; restaurants rather than having to throw out their food were giving it away; others were having ice trucked in from out of state and were giving it away;...
  • David Gregory's Long Tall Smooch To Obama

    05/01/2011 6:18:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    President George W. Bush's nickname for David Gregory was "Stretch." True to his moniker, the elongated Meet The Press host gave an extended, three-part smooch to President Obama during his appearance on this morning's Today Show. Speaking with weekend Today co-host Jenna Wolf: Gregory reported favorably on: 1. the Tripoli bombing that might have killed members of Khaddafy's family; 2. the president's handling of the devastating tornadoes that hit the South; and 3. how the president and Seth Meyers supposedly got the best of Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner. View video here.
  • Survivors guard against looters (TN, GA)

    04/30/2011 10:42:09 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 27 replies · 1+ views
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | April 30, 2011 | Beth Burger
    CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Robert Gentry stands guard over the house he grew up in. He no longer lives at the home on a lane named after his family. At this point, no one lives there. The house — bought last fall by Gentry’s sister and her husband, Lisa and Larry Walters — became unlivable a couple of days ago when a tornado ripped through, knocking down trees, shattering windows, warping metal. On Thursday, a carload of people pulled down the lane, and Gentry, a Cleveland police officer in the late 1970s, asked what they were doing. “We’re just looking,” the...
  • Sick: Think Progress Uses Tornado Tragedy To Castigate 'Climate Pollution Deniers'

    04/29/2011 2:54:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    JammieWearingFool ^ | April 29,2011
    The soulless goons at Think Progress think it's cute to promote their junk science agenda on the bodies of those killed by tornadoes Wednesday night. Even though so-called global warming, climate change, or whatever they're calling it today had nothing to do with the devastating tornado outbreak in the South, these pigs decide it's a good time to promote their twisted agenda. The Congressional delegations of these states overwhelmingly voted (HR 910 and McConnell Amendment 183) to reject the science that polluting the climate is dangerous: ALABAMA: All nine members of the Alabama congressional delegation voted in April to overturn...
  • Left-leaning Center for American Progress blames Republicans for devastating tornadoes

    04/29/2011 12:11:02 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Apr 2011 | Amanda Carey
    The left-leaning Center for American Progress published a blog post Thursday blaming Republicans for the tornadoes that devastated the South earlier this week. “The congressional delegations of these states – Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, and Kentucky – overwhelmingly voted to reject the science that polluting the climate is dangerous,” wrote CAP’s Brad Johnson. “They are deliberately ignoring the warning from scientists.” Johnson’s justification is that climate scientist Kevin Trenberth warned the American Meteorological Society in January that “Given that global warming is unequivocal, the null hypothesis should be that all weather events are affected by global warning rather than...
  • Is the Weather being used to destroy America’s economy?

    04/29/2011 5:56:42 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 285 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 4/29/11 | Alaphiah
    What if there never was Global warming, what if it has always been Global Weather Warfare? Recent super tornados dubbed “Killer Tornadoes” have cut a swath across seven southern states of the United States. Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia,East Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia all have been hit by abnormally sized and super strengthened tornadoes costing nearly 300 lives and estimates of billions of dollars of property damage. (see here, here and here) But what if these recent tornadoes and hurricane Katrina in 2005 were not simply capricious acts of nature, what if these devastating destructive acts were the surgical strikes...
  • Overnight storm system kills 11 people in Mississippi

    04/28/2011 2:49:47 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 7 replies
    WLOX ^ | April 28, 2011 | Staff
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says the state's death toll from violent storms Tuesday and Wednesday is now 11. Jeff Rent, a spokesman for the agency confirmed the number Wednesday night and said there have been more than 40 injuries. Damage was reported in 48 counties. Meanwhile, authorities said a possible tornado heavily damaged much of the town of Smithville in Monroe County.
  • Palm Sunday Tornadoes--April 11, 1965

    04/27/2011 7:29:12 AM PDT · by madison10 · 2 replies
    Ohio History ^ | April 27, 2011 | Various
    Ohio History A wide outbreak of 37 tornadoes killed 256 people, mostly in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana on Palm Sunday 1965. This was deadliest tornado outbreak in 33 years in the United States and has been exceeded since only by the April 1974 outbreak. The 55 people killed in Ohio on April 11, 1965, made this the second deadliest tornado day in Ohio history, after the 1924 Lorain Tornado. The only tornado on April 11 to touch down in a large city hit Toledo at about 9:30 PM. It cut a six-mile long path across the northern edge of Toledo....
  • Wow - Arkansas Being Pounded by Storms

    04/26/2011 4:51:47 PM PDT · by Talisker · 87 replies
    NOAA Arkansas ^ | 4/26/2011
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  • Tornado Outbreak: Severe Weather in Arkansas Leaves 7 Dead, Flooding in Missouri

    04/26/2011 7:38:40 AM PDT · by OB1kNOb · 15 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | April 26, 2011 | LEEZEL TANGLAO
    At least seven deaths have been reported in connection with a series of tornadoes and severe weather that ripped through several states from Kentucky to Tennessee Monday, authorities said. Forecasters expect more rain and storms today to slam across the Midwest, as the system moves east. In Arkansas, three people were killed in rising floodwaters and two died in a town where a possible tornado barreled through Monday, according to the Associated Press. In Vilonia, Ark., north of Little Rock, where a possible tornado killed two people....
  • Deadly Tornado Outbreak Likely Today 4/26 (OK, TX, AR, LA)

    04/26/2011 7:26:41 AM PDT · by halo66 · 114 replies
    PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 0653 AM CDT TUE APR 26 2011 ...OUTBREAK OF SEVERE STORMS AND TORNADOES EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT... THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OK IS FORECASTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FEW STRONG LONG TRACK TORNADOES AND WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WIND OVER PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE SOUTHERN ARKANSAS EXTREME NORTHWESTERN LOUISIANA SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA NORTHEASTERN TEXAS ELSEWHERE...SEVERE STORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FROM...THE OHIO...
  • Major maybe record flooding likley along the lower OH river...then the MS river downstream

    first of all a huge tornado outbreak is becoming likley mon-weds over a wide area..after that the big story will the flooding already rivers are very high and are in flood,the ground is soaked, both the MS river and OH river and smaller rivers. 8-12 inches of rain is forecast over a very wide area the next few days. with isolated spots picking up more local NWS discussions both public and private suggest an "epic" event. The news media will be focused on the tornado side and with being a holiday weekend most people will not be paying attention This...
  • Obama Skips Tornado Destruction, Heads West to Raise Money

    04/20/2011 12:37:40 PM PDT · by library user · 48 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | April 20, 2011 | by Keith Koffler
    President Obama is opting not to visit the tornado-ravaged areas of the South, choosing instead to embark today on a three day tour out West where he will try to boost his political standing by talking up his approach to the deficit and raise millions for himself and fellow Democrats. The tornadoes, part of a storm that rampaged though six states Saturday, resulted in one of the worst disasters of any kind in the United States since the Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Scores were left injured or homeless while 45 people were killed – about four times as many as...
  • No Statement by Golfing Obama on Tornadoes That Killed Dozens Across South

    04/18/2011 9:53:41 AM PDT · by kristinn · 73 replies
    Monday, April 18, 2011 | Kristinn
    As of noon Monday, Barack Obama has failed to make a public or written statement on the massive tornado outbreak that pummeled the South this past weekend, killing 43 Americans and wrecking hundreds of homes and businesses. Also, there was no mention on the White House Web site about the tornadoes.Instead, Obama played his 64th round of golf Sunday.However, Obama did take time to make a private phone call to Gov. Bev Perdue of the politically key state to his reelection bid and host of his 2012 Democratic National Convention, North Carolina. Gov. Perdue announced the call, claiming Obama pledged...
  • How are the N. Carolina FReepers all doing?

    04/17/2011 5:28:40 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 49 replies
    moi
    Just wondering how all the FReepers in the tornado areas are doing? It's been a deadly couple of days across the South - hope everyone made it thru okay.
  • At Least 45 Killed After Deadly Storms Ravage Southern U.S., North Carolina

    04/17/2011 5:23:05 PM PDT · by metmom · 26 replies
    FOXNews.com ^ | April 17, 2011 | Foxnews.com
    RALEIGH, N.C. – A devastating storm that spawned tornadoes, flash floods and hail as big as softballs has claimed at least 45 lives across the U.S. while roaring through the South and gaining steam in North Carolina and Virginia. Emergency crews searched for victims in hard-hit swaths of North Carolina, where 62 tornadoes were reported from the worst spring storm in two decades to hit the state. Eleven people were confirmed dead in Bertie County, county manager Zee Lamb said. Another four were confirmed dead in Bladen County, bringing the state's death toll to at least 21.
  • Minnesota led the nation for 2010 tornadoes

    12/27/2010 2:14:02 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Minnesota led the nation for having the most tornadoes in 2010. According to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center, the state had 145 tornadoes. The state with the second highest total was Texas, which had 105 tornadoes. The Albert Lea Tribune reports that the figures aren't official until they are reviewed next year by the National Climate Data Center, but they aren't likely to change enough to bump Minnesota. Wisconsin tied for sixth place with 68 twisters. Forty-eight tornadoes were spotted in the state June 17, making it the day with the most tornadoes in Minnesota history.
  • Storms roar across region, tornadoes reported

    06/05/2010 9:55:36 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 7 replies · 427+ views
    toledoblade.com ^ | June 05, 2010 | BladeStaff
    Excerpted Snips: Numerous buildings, from homes to schools, were damaged late Saturday night as thunderstorms with rotations capable of spawning tornadoes roared through northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The Blade's media partner, WTOL-TV, Channel 11, said its sources were reporting at least two tornado touchdowns, including north of Liberty Center, Ohio, and near Millbury. Neither could be confirmed. Tornado sirens first sounded across northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan after 10 p.m. as thunderstorms with strong rotations moved eastward from Williams and Hillsdale counties to Fulton, Henry, Lucas, and Wood counties.