User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Tornados
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Weather Service suffered 'catastrophic' outage; website stopped sending forecasts, warnings 14.2.2017 Washington Post
Weather Service suffered 'catastrophic' outage; website stopped sending forecasts, warnings
Conservatives Want to Slash FEMA’s Disaster Budget 13.2.2017 Mother Jones
One of the worst winter tornado outbreaks in US history ravaged parts of the South last month, leveling homes and buildings and killing at least 20 people across Mississippi and Georgia. In total, 79 tornadoes ripped through seven states . Last week, seven tornadoes touched down in southern Louisiana, injuring 41 people. As officials and residents dug through the rubble, affected states began requesting aid from the federal government, standard practice in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Reconstruction is expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars. But if an influential conservative think tank gets its way, federal funding for future disasters may be cut sharply—even as disasters themselves become more frequent. The proposal to cut disaster aid was part of a lengthy report released last year by the Heritage Foundation. Dubbed a Blueprint for Balance , the document argued that the federal government can save $10.5 trillion over the next decade by slashing funds for some programs and eliminating ...
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Powerful tornado damages New Orleans 8.2.2017 CNN: Top Stories
A powerful tornado touched down in New Orleans on Tuesday, causing heavy damage to buildings in the city and surrounding areas, officials said.
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Despite tornado threat, shelters rare for mobile home parks 25.1.2017 AP National
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Ten of at least 20 people killed in a weekend tornado outbreak lived in Georgia mobile home parks, yet laws requiring storm shelters in those vulnerable communities are few and far between....
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Deadly storm heads north 24.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
The storm system that spawned a deadly spate of tornadoes in the Southeast has moved north, turning into a nor'easter.
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Strong January storms stir destruction from coast-to-coast 24.1.2017 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- From California to the Deep South to the Northeast, millions of Americans were contending with death and destruction from damaging January weather. Flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes have rousted people from their homes. A deadly storm system tore across the Deep South, a nor'easter lashed the East Coast and rainfall records fell in California....
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Destructive Storms Soak, Batter And Bury Communities Around The Country 23.1.2017 NPR News
Apparent tornadoes killed at least 19 people in the South, nearly 4 inches of rain caused mudslides in California and a storm is dumping snow and rain from the Mid-Atlantic through the Northeast.
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Deadly tornadoes strike South. Freak storm poses ‘high risk’ as it approaches the East Coast. 22.1.2017 Washington Post
At least 15 people have died in Georgia and Mississippi after violent thunderstorms. The system responsible for the destructive weather could unload heavy rain and high winds in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
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'We're all in the same boat,' John Lewis tells rain-soaked crowd in Atlanta 22.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Women's marches live updates: Hundreds of thousands march in L.A. and around the world following Trump's inauguration Jan. 21, 2017, 1:33 p.m. A day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands nationwide and around the world are marching in support of women's rights....
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Tornado rips through parts of south Mississippi, killing 4 21.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Four people were killed, and scores of homes were flattened early Saturday when a tornado ripped through a city in southern Mississippi in the dark of night, officials said.

The city of Hattiesburg said via its Twitter account that four people had died after the twister blew through the city and...

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Tornado rips through parts of south Mississippi, killing 4 21.1.2017 AP Top News
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Four people were killed early Saturday when a tornado ripped through the Hattiesburg area, officials in Mississippi said....
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The view from Obama's train to Washington 16.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Nina Berman was on the train carrying Barack Obama to Washington in January 2009. From the window, she photographed the people who came out to see the President-elect.
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Yet another storm pours rain on L.A. as snow and flooding continue in Northern California 11.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The second of three successive storms expected to hit Southern California this week drenched Los Angeles early Wednesday and prompted the National Weather Service to warn motorists about hazardous road conditions during their soggy morning commute. 

The weather situation was more dire to the north,...

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Quick decisions meant life or death in Southeastern storms 4.1.2017 AP Top News
As an apparent tornado bore down on them, seven people in a mobile home in southeast Alabama made a life-or-death decision: Three ran into one bathroom for shelter and four ran in the opposite direction to another room seeking safety....
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Powerful Storms Leave At Least 5 Dead In Alabama And Florida 3.1.2017 NPR News
Four people were killed in southern Alabama when a tree fell on their mobile home. One man in the Florida panhandle drowned.
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4 dead as tornado hits AL community 3.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Four people were killed when a tree fell on a home as a tornado swept through a rural Alabama community on Monday evening, authorities said.
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Storms kill 4, damage buildings across Southern states 3.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

A powerful storm system that moved across the South on Monday killed four people in Alabama and left a trail of damage over several states, officials said. The line of severe thunderstorms spawned several possible tornadoes, and the threat continued into early Tuesday for southern Alabama, southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Four people were […]
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South bracing for more severe storms, rain 3.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

At least five people have been killed as severe storms moved across the Southeast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The line of severe thunderstorms spawned several possible tornadoes, and the threat continued into Tuesday moring for southern Alabama, southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Four people were killed Monday evening when a tree fell […]
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Expect the unexpected, say college disaster prep officials 6.12.2016 AP National
When Jefferson Community College was making plans to build its first residence hall, there was one must-have for President Carole McCoy: generators for backup if the power went out....
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Warmest fall on record; season’s coldest air next week 3.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The season's coldest air mass so far plunges south next week as the jet stream buckles driving a cold pool over Minnesota.
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