THE NEW FORTY Never forget the volatility of our planet...
I have been following with a heavy heart the news about the damage Typhoon Haiyan caused in the Philippines. The horror and extent of loss in such events is difficult to fathom from where we sit watch... Posted on 11/17/13 at 11:03 PM
SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT Hot Air Balloons
White undersides of clouds suggest no shadows from above. Ballooners loosed the ties and drifted up, showing defiance to the ruins below. If there must be shadows, let us control them.
... Posted on 6/6/13 at 11:17 AM
STORM TRACKER Tornado Avoidance
If happen to see a tornado as you are driving down the road, most individuals have the instinct to just drive in a different direction to flee the storm. In our general rural landscape this usually... Posted on 6/6/13 at 9:59 AM
STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH N.D. workers return home after Oklahoma tornado
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Pilot Liz Lillard was in Williston on Monday as she watched a live feed of a massive tornado pass over her childrens day care in Moore, Okla.
Its the worst feeling in the world to w... Posted on 5/21/13 at 11:43 PM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Joplin One Year Later
At 5:41 p.m. on May 22, 2011, an EF-5 tornado devastated the community of Joplin, Missouri.The Missouri PressFoundation has produced the following feature designed to remind, inspire and teach.
The f... Posted on 5/21/12 at 7:00 AM
National standards should be set for building construction, storm shelters and emergency communications to reduce death and damage from tornados, a federal agency that studied the deadly 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, recommended on Thursday.
Residents of a central Illinois city hit by a powerful tornado worked feverishly on Tuesday to salvage belongings from the rubble of their homes, as an over-burdened police force tried to stop looting.
Some residents of Washington, Illinois, picked through the remains of their tornado-flattened homes on Monday, recovering what they could a day after a series of twisters pounded the Midwest, killing eight people.
After an anguish-filled summer, students returned to classes Friday at two elementary schools destroyed last spring by a deadly tornado that ripped a 17-mile path of devastation through the suburbs of Oklahoma City.
An award-winning Oklahoma television meteorologist has been criticized as "irresponsible" for telling viewers on Friday to get in their cars and flee approaching tornadoes, and some are blaming him for putting people in grave danger on clogged roads.
The deadly tornado that plowed through an area near Oklahoma City last week was even larger and more powerful than previously estimated — a record 2.6 miles wide with winds that reached nearly 300 mph, just shy of the strongest winds ever measured.
It's a warning as familiar as a daily prayer for Tornado Alley residents: When a twister approaches, take shelter in a basement or low-level interior room or closet, away from windows and exterior walls.
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