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‘More Than Half Of The Town Is Gone': Deadly Dual Tornadoes Level Neb. Town

Residents of Pilger braced for a massive cleanup after a storm with dual tornadoes tore through their tiny northeast Nebraska town, killing a 5-year-old and damaging more than half of the community’s structures.

06/17/2014

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Nixon Announces Plans for 5 More Tornado Safe Rooms

Gov. Jay Nixon was in Troy Monday to announce that community safe rooms will be built at schools in Lincoln, St. Charles, Stoddard, Texas and Webster counties.

05/19/2014

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Governor Nixon Declares Emergency After Storms

Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency after recent storms and tornadoes swept through the state.

05/11/2014

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St. Louis Sees Slow Start to Tornado Season

A local weather expert says a quiet start to the traditional tornado season does not guarantee things will continue that way.

04/23/2014

WASHINGTON, IL - NOVEMBER 18: Damaged buildings along Washington Road in the aftermath of a tornado on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. A fast-moving storm system that produced several tornadoes that touched down across the Midwest left behind a path of destruction in 12 states.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Post Office Becomes Outpost After Illinois Tornadoes

Lost in all the wreckage of house and home is the loss of services people take for granted. One of those is the daily mail, a service that the local post office has been working hard to re-establish.

12/04/2013

WASHINGTON, IL - NOVEMBER 18:  Tornado damaged homes are seen on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. According to reports the tornado that ripped across Washington, Illinois has been preliminary classified as an EF-4. A fast-moving storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes which touched down across the Midwest, leaving behind a path of destruction in 12 states and killing at least five.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Forecasters: 24 Tornadoes Hit Illinois Nov. 17

The National Weather Service says two dozen tornadoes struck Illinois and another 28 hit Indiana during a violent weather outbreak earlier this month.

11/25/2013

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Mayor: ‘How People Survived Is Beyond Me’

As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr’s wife and adult son didn’t have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement.

11/18/2013

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Midwest Under High Storm Threat

Meteorologists says tornadoes possible in nation’s midsection.

11/17/2013

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Tornadoes Hit in Missouri and Illinois Halloween Night

The National Weather Service has confirmed–there were tornadoes in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois on Halloween night.

11/02/2013

An increase in the temperature of the Pacific Ocean may help scientists more accurately predict the location and strength of U.S. tornadoes. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Study: Pacific Ocean Temperature Linked To US Tornado Season

An increase in the temperature of the Pacific Ocean may help scientists more accurately predict the location and strength of U.S. tornadoes.

10/20/2013

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