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Tornado In Worcester Massachusetts Reached Winds Of 85 MPH And Lasted Four Minutes

Sunday night, around 10 P.M., a tornado struck the Grafton Hill and Vernon Hill neighborhoods of Worcester, Massachusetts. It reached winds of 85 miles per hour, which made it an EF0, the weakest of tornadoes. According to NBC 10 News, it was still able to uproot and snap in half several trees during its four minute, 1.7 mile path of …

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Bret Michaels Headlines Benefit Concert For Tornado Victims In Pilger, Nebraska

Many believe that music has healing powers, and this is what rockstar Bret Michaels wanted to prove. On Sunday he headlined a benefit concert for those affected by the twin tornadoes that hit the town of Pilger in Nebraska in June. The town has been struggling to rebuild itself for two months, and many considered Michaels’ concert a welcome respite …

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Bret Michaels Helps Out in Tornado-Ravaged Town

Bret Michaels and his band pitched in to help clean up efforts in a tornado-ravaged town in Nebraska. It was just over a week ago that Pilger, Nebraska sustained considerable damage and destruction following an EF4 tornado that touched down there. More than half of the town of 350 was impacted by the storm. Two of the town’s residents–one of …

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Denver Tornadoes Cause Hail Storm And Disrupts Airport

On Wednesday, a total of eight tornadoes touched down in the Denver metro area. In addition, Colorado was also facing a fierce thunderstorm that produced piles of hail, which caused residents to take shelter. Three tornadoes touched down in Araphoe County, one in Denver County, and four in Adams County. The first tornado was reported at 2:05 p.m. in Aurora, …

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Mississippi Tornado Weather Possible Early Next Week

This year’s long, long winter is finally over and warmer weather is bringing people out of their houses in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. The coming of spring, however, doesn’t mean the nation’s weather troubles are quite over yet. After winter weather pushed back this year’s tornado season, it appears that some severe weather may make up for it this …

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Moore, Oklahoma Passes New Tornado-Resistant Building Codes

Some residents of Moore, Oklahoma are still in the process of rebuilding their homes from damages that were left by last year’s tornado. Buildings were reduced to rubble, cars were left crushed, and walls were what remained of the structures. The tornado injured 400 citizens and killed 24 people. It was not the first time the city has experienced that …

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Moore, Oklahoma Toughens Building Codes for Future Tornado Incursions

New residential building codes went into effect Thursday for one tornado-prone town. The city of Moore, Oklahoma is taking preventive measures to protect the area from any further destructive damages incurred from tornadoes. The city recently set in stone tough construction codes that will ensure every future home is built firmly to withstand winds up to 135 mph. This includes …

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Westboro Baptist Church Protesters Run Out of Town

Less than three weeks after Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps died, his former congregation is at it again. This time, the Westboro Baptist Church members decided to picket a school in Moore, Oklahoma, a town that was devastated by a tornado last year. While the “God Hates Fags” signs were out again, the protesters were reportedly run out of …

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Several Tornadoes Hit Northern California [Video]

The National Weather Service announced the touchdown of several tornadoes in California on Wednesday. Jeff Ranieri, chief meteorologist of the NBC Bay Area, said that there were reports of six funnel clouds and four tornadoes in the region. The National Weather Service confirmed two of the tornadoes, which is a rare occurrence in California. The tornadoes touched down in Northern …

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Tornadoes in California Cause Limited Damage

Since last summer, San Francisco, California has received less than half the average amount of rainfall it usually sees over the course of one year. A supercell, which hit the mainland from the Pacific on Wednesday, however, has brought much needed rain, and more, to the Bay Area. At 6:15 pm Wednesday afternoon, the city of Roseville, Ca experienced an …

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Indiana Recovering from Tornado Damage

Indiana was one of several midwestern states hit by tornadoes Sunday, and Governor Mike Pence has taken a helicopter tour of Hoosier communities that were hardest hit by the severe weather. Wide swaths of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin saw scores of tornadoes touch down, leaving at least 6 dead. Pence is scheduled to survey Kokomo, …

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Soldier Field Evacuated: Bears And Ravens Game Gets Delayed Due To Weather

In an act of nature, another professional football game has been delayed due to the severe weather conditions, with Solider Field being evacuated during the game that was played on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Chicago. The weather has been having an effect on games more than in previous years, and this is the second time that it has …

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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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You Have To See This Incredible Video Of The Oklahoma Tornado Forming

There has been a lot of terrifying imagery of the tornado that terrorized the Oklahoma City area on Monday, but this incredible video shows the formation of the storm in Newcastle, OK. “The birth of the May 20, 2013 tornado at Newcastle, OK. It Moved from there to Moore where it turned into an F4. God be with its victims,” …

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Oklahoma Tornado Photos Are All Over Reddit

A tornado, which reached an estimated width of two miles at one point, ripped through Oklahoma on Monday afternoon, leaving at least 51 people (including at least 20 children) dead, and an enormous path of destruction in its wake. On Tuesday morning, emergency workers continue to search for more victims. Update: apparently some of the victims were somehow counted twice, …

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Tornado Kills Mom While Protecting Her Daughter

Have you ever heard a parent tell you that they would die so their child could live? A mother in Florida actually did die protecting her daughter on June 25th. As tropical storm Debby was barely anything with just 45 mph winds. A tornado was produced that ripped Heather Town’s house off of its foundation and then proceeded to throw …

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56 Years Worth Of Tornado Tracks

What you see in the lead image is courtesy of John Nelson, who took 56 years worth of tornado data (in the United States) and created the awesome-yet-frightening map that charts the path of every tornado that was reported in the timespan in question. The result is what you see above, otherwise known as an infographic that’s actually useful and …

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Texas Tornadoes: Towns Incur Massive Damage, Thousands Without Power

A huge storm system ripped through Texas on Tuesday afternoon, spawning tornadoes which did massive damage to Dallas and Fort Worth. The area has been declared by the National Weather Service as under a “tornado emergency” as buildings were decimated and multiple reports of injuries began flooding in. No fatalities have been reported as yet. Funnel clouds were reported in …

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Tornado Bludgeons San Antonio, Texas

A tornado southwest of San Antonio caused considerable damage and flooding across the region. The flooding was caused by a line of thunderstorms that shadowed the fierce cone of destruction. The natural disaster touched down late Monday about 25 miles southwest of San Antonio and moved toward the city. Most of the damage was to rural homes north of the …

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