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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

Storm Damage in St. Charles County on June 1, 2013 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

St. Charles County Hoping for Federal Aid After Disaster

St. Charles County is hoping for federal disaster money to help cover costs left over from recent flooding and tornadoes.

06/18/2013

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St. Louis Tornadoes Spawn 6,300 Insurance Claims

The insurance department said most of those claims relate to damaged homes, though some also could be for vehicles.

06/14/2013

6/7/13-Governor Jay Nixon (back to camera) listens as local government leaders and levee district officials describe the damage done during last Friday's tornado outbreak, as well as the recent flooding. Nixon told local authorities that the St. Louis region is "nearing a trigger", meaning the minimum threshold that must be met to qualify for federal disaster aid. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Nixon Gets Bird’s Eye View Of Local Storm Damage; Pledges Disaster Aid

Nearly $1.5 million in tornado, flood damage in St. Charles County alone.

06/07/2013

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NWS: 9 Tornadoes Touched Down in St. Louis Friday Night

The National Weather Service says two of the tornadoes were rated EF-3, which means they contained winds measuring 136 to 165 miles per hour.

06/06/2013

Storm Damage in St. Charles County on June 1, 2013 (KMOX/Greg Damon)

St. Louis Twisters Cause Damage, Again No Deaths

The storm Friday night produced two tornadoes, one that began in St. Charles County and traveled 32 miles through parts of St. Louis County.

06/03/2013

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