STORM TRACKER Amazing Power
The tornado in Moore, Oklahoma this past week was another example of how destructive an EF-5 tornado can be. The National Weather Service office in Norman, Oklahoma estimated that there were 13,500 pe... Posted on 5/24/13 at 11:51 AM
THE NEW FORTY Putting it in context...
Troy Becker at The Forum created a map that illustrated the "swath of the Oklahoma tornado if it had hit the F-M area." The map quickly puts into context the breadth of the devastation in Oklahoma and... Posted on 5/23/13 at 9:43 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 8:00 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio... Posted on 4/20/12 at 6:36 AM
THE EXTREME WEATHER COMMUNITY BLOG TEAM That is not a train that I hear.
I woke last night to the sound of thunder and unlike Bob Seger I didnt wonder how far away the lighting was striking. There was no flash, count, boom, it was a simultaneous flash-boom, very loud and ... Posted on 7/15/11 at 8:50 AM
Teachers and students at Plaza Towers Elementary School hunkered down against the storm just as they had been taught in countless tornado drills, their principal said Friday, recounting how she walked the halls until the twister was on the doorstep, then announced on the intercom, "It's here."
Tornado survivors thanked God, sturdy closets and luck in explaining how they lived through the colossal twister that devastated an Oklahoma town and killed 24 people, an astonishingly low toll given the extent of destruction.
After a tornado unleashed its power on Wadena (Minn.) High School on June 17, 2010, the school was so heavily damaged it had to be torn down and rebuilt. When the new $40 million school reopened in Wadena last fall, it included a tornado-proof gymnasium big enough to shelter 1,200 people. It has walls made of concrete one foot thick.
One of several tornadoes that touched down Sunday in Oklahoma turned homes in a trailer park near Oklahoma City into splinters and rubble and sent frightened residents along a 100-mile corridor scurrying for shelter.
Not too long ago, Brock Sherva was helping other volunteers digitally catalog restored artifacts at the Pioneer Museum, which was severely damaged by the E4 tornado that ripped through five years ago today.
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