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Tornado Devastates Wichita, KS and an Iowa Hospital

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback declared a state of emergency in the wake of a giant tornado, which hit Wichita particularly hard late Saturday night. Miraculously there are no major injuries reported so far.

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Colin McDermott
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Are You Prepared? What Your Tornado Safety Kit Should Include

Even the deadliest of storms can be very survivable a vast majority of the time. Here’s what to do to make sure your family is prepared for severe weather.

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Drought Conditions Wreaking Havoc on 48 States — Which Ones Are Okay?

We already know this past winter was a warm one for much of the US, but now we’re learning much of the country is also abnormally parched.

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High Risk of Tornado Outbreak in Texoma This Weekend

The risk for a life-threatening, large outbreak of tornadoes across much of Texoma this weekend is about as high as it gets.

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Warm March Temperatures Shattered 15,000 US Records

March is usually a month when much of the country is still running heaters instead of air conditioners — until this year.

Last month is now in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) record books as the warmest March ever in the United States since the federal agency began tracking such things in 1895.

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Courtesy: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-Public Domain photo
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Stormy Night Leading Into Stormy Anniversary of Terrible Tuesday in Wichita Falls

What makes this weather event any more significant than usual? Well, if you were in Wichita Falls, Vernon, Seymour or Lawton, OK on April 10, 1979, you know what I'm talking about. For those of you who were not, that day went down in history as what is now known as 'Terrible Tuesday'.

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Tornado Damage in Lancaster near Dallas, Texas
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The Aftermath: Several Large Tornadoes Rip Through Dallas-Fort Worth [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

Several tornadoes ripped through the Dallas/Fort Worth area Tuesday (April 4th), tossing semi-truck trailers through the air like toys and destroying homes.

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Thunder Brings Back Memories Of Terrible Tuesday

 

Every time severe weather season rolls around, those of us who remember April 10, 1979 still tend to get a little nervous.  Mind you, 33 years have numb things a little for some of us.  But there many who lost homes, loved ones and friends and all that they owned to that savage storm who still feel the pain from that loss even after all these years.

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