South Dakota was the center of weather extremes Sunday, with a tornado damaging a small town and injuring at least nine people on the eastern side of the state and more than a foot of snow blanketing the Black Hills to the west.
The first batch of severe weather in this year’s tornado season has devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, and storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads.
Tragedies like the Moore, Oklahoma tornado are teaching emergency planners about better ways to protect kids during storms.
Forecasters Predicting Significant Chance Of Tornadoes This Weekend Across Large Part Of Nation’s Mid-Section
Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation’s mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great Plains to the Midwest and South.
Gov. Mary Fallin says the federal government has approved her request to provide public assistance to 16 Oklahoma counties hit hard by recent severe weather and tornadoes.
A storm that dropped tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area could bring high winds and heavy rains to the suburb that was recently hit by a deadly twister.
At least two tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma and another hit Arkansas on Thursday as a powerful storm system moved through the middle of the country. At least one injury was reported when a home was hit in rural western Arkansas.
Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school.
More severe weather is in the forecast for parts of the central United States already reeling from powerful tornadoes this week.
The National Weather Service is cautioning that the tornado passing through Moore is so large that people may not recognize it as a twister.