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Rare Tornado Strikes Hard in Western Washington

After extensive review, the National Weather Service has confirmed that the wind damage imposed on Western Washington was the work of a vicious, rare tornado. Several industrial buildings and commercial structures south of Seattle were damaged. The ‘early winter storm’ produced a record amount of rainfall, leaving thousands without power in the Pacific Northwest. According to the Washington Post, a …

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Tornado Hits Ursuline College Early Saturday Morning

Early Saturday morning, a tornado touched down in northeast Ohio hitting Ursuline College. The tornado, which has been classified as an EF1, hit just northwest of the college at around 3:35 a.m. Saturday morning. It made it’s way across the campus, measuring 100 to 200 yards wide, and traveling 1.3 miles. so apparently there was a tornado last week and …

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Tara Reid: Sharknado Two? Reid says “Why not?”

Tara Reid has played in over 41 different films since she started her career as a child actress, playing roles such as Sandy on Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Ashley on Days of our Lives. Her most recent role was playing character April in the new Syfy horror release, “Sharknado”. Reid plays her role alongside “Beverly Hills …

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McMinnville Tornado Confirmed As Residents Assess Damage

A small tornado swept through McMinnville, Oregon on Thursday, doing considerable damage to property and businesses. While tornadoes occur mostly in the midwest and southern states, occasionally one will pop up on the West Coast. Strong storms have been moving through the country after a system with strong winds–called a derecho–passed through several states and caused widespread damage. “It’s a …

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Tornado Survivor Killed: 5-Year Old Boy Mauled By Dog

A 5-year old boy was killed on Sunday when the pet of a family friend attacked him, severely wounding his head and neck. The boy–whose name hasn’t been released yet–was staying with friends of his parents in Jessieville, Arkansas, while the parents worked to salvage and rebuild their home in Moore, Oklahoma. The family’s Bullmastiff reportedly became aggressive when the …

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Oklahoma Tornado Officially the Widest Ever Recorded in the U.S.

The tornado that hit just outside of El Reno, Oklahoma on May 31 is officially the widest tornado ever recorded in U.S. history. The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) today declared that the tornado was 2.6 miles wide at its widest point. It has been upgraded to an EF-5 rating, and reportedly had wind speeds “well over” 200 miles per …

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Google Maps Shows Before/After Moore, Oklahoma Tornado Imagery

Google has a crisis response map for those affected by the giant tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma. Included in that is imagery of the area from Google Maps. Google posted a before/after look at the area to its Google Maps Google+ account today: Google Maps7 hours ago We've published post-tornado imagery of Moore, OK on our Google Crisis Response …

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Dog Guards Owner’s Body After Tornado

In a heart-wrenching story out of Oklahoma, a tiny black dog which was discovered alive among the wreckage was actually guarding the body of its owner, who had died in the F-5 stage tornado that leveled a good part of Moore. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department posted a photo of the dog before they realized what was going on; now, …

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Oklahoma Tornado Captured By Guy Sticking His Hand Out of His Shelter

There have been a lot of incredible videos to come out of Monday’s massive tornado that hit the Moore, Oklahoma area. This fits the bill, but it comes with a twist. This guy filmed the tornado as it passed above his shelter. Crazy, right? I can’t even fault him for his vertical video – I mean, he’s filming a massive …

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Tornado Death Toll Lowered: One Bright Spot In Oklahoma Storm Story

The estimated death toll for the giant tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma on Monday was drastically lowered today. While earlier reports had at least 51 people dead, including 20 children, the numbers have been revised to 24 confirmed dead, including 9 children. State officials announced this morning that fewer people had been killed than previously thought, with a spokesperson …

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Kansas Weather Anchor Evacuates As Tornadoes Hit Wichita

While the Moore, Oklahoma tornado is dominating the news cycle–rightfully so–it’s easy to forget about the weather damage that occurred on Sunday in Wichita, Kansas. While the devastation pales in comparison, the fact is, when a “massive” tornado hits, it’s hard to forget. To help illustrate the chaos nature can cause when it decides to unleash the power of its …

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Elderly Woman Finds Dog in OK Tornado Rubble During Interview with CBS

The situation is still fluid outside the Oklahoma City area, after a massive tornado ripped through the town of Moore leaving a path of destruction that rivals any storm in recent memory. As of Tuesday morning, reports indicate that dozens of people are dead, including some children. Crews are just beginning the daunting task of searching through the rubble. It’s …

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