OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Officials in tornado-stricken Oklahoma cities are now dealing with looters who are stealing items ranging from copper wire to jewelry.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma is a climate change denier. “Even climate change alarmists admit the number of hurricanes hitting the U.S. and the number of tornado touchdowns have been on a slow decline for over 100 years,” Bridenstine said on the House floor Tuesday, according to Raw Story. “But here is what we absolutely [...]
They're definitely not tornadoes, but the straight-line windstorms known as derechos can be just as damaging, due to gusts that can reach hurricane force. And they could make their appearance during the bout of severe weather sweeping over the Midwest on Wednesday. It's been almo …
Chicago weather has begun to take a turn for the worst Wednesday evening as warning were issued of sudden severe storms approaching densely populated areas. Severe thunderstorm watches were put into effect for several Chicago-area counties including Lake, Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties. Weather forecasters predicted large hail and also a scattering of tornadoes as [...]Show More Summary
As a massive tornado touched ground and headed for Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, it became frighteningly clear that three of Moore's public schools were directly in its path. With only a few minutes' warning, the teachers and staff rushed to protect the children.
The National Storm Prediction Center is predicting "widespread damaging winds and a few strong tornadoes" from the middle Mississippi Valley east to the upper Ohio Valley and lower Great Lakes regions. The powerful system is expected to hit the mid-Atlantic Wednesday.
With plans to save African wildlife, drop beer on concertgoers and penetrate tornadoes, we wonder: Are there any tasks drones won't try? This next airborne, drone-based development might not necessarily come as a shock, but it’s sure...Show More Summary
Three months after the launch of Creative Loafing's Do Good Campaign, Oakland Cemetery visitors can now enjoy a bit more green in the greenspace known as South Public, a gathering area that had been ravaged by the 2008 tornado that touched...Show More Summary
ARDMORE, Pa. — Spectators at Wednesday's practice round at the U.S. Open were lucky. The sun was shining, temperatures hung in the mid-80s and all the early-week rain troubles at Merion Golf Club were nothing but a memory. The only bad side? The knowledge that the scene could look entirely different when tournament play kicks off on Thursday morning. Show More Summary
When the owners of a Chick fil-A franchise in Oklahoma found out that one of their employees had lost her wedding dress to the tornado that recently tore a path of devastation through Moore, OK, they decided to do something about it. But their one phone call set off a chain reaction of niceness. According to Today.com, the bride … [More]
While we usually think of a butterfly's wings flapping as the cause of chaotic tornadoes around the world, in the case of Greece, it appears Samaras' comments that he "won't tolerate the sacred cows of Statism," after his closure of the nation's TV broadcaster ERT has sparked much more widespread angst than many could have known. Show More Summary
About three weeks after a deadly tornado slammed Oklahoma, one of the state's Republican congressmen, Jim Bridenstine, wants an apology from President Obama. Is Bridenstine upset about a possible misstep from FEMA? Was a promise not kept? Were locals snubbed in some way? No, as i …
At the end of May and beginning of June the state of Oklahoma faced a series of devastating tornadoes that left many dead and billions of dollars in damages. In order to raise money for Oklahoma storm victims, a number of the state’s...Show More Summary
Well, duh. Noted junk scientist Al Gore lamented the fact that the scientific community will not link tornadoes to global warming. Gore added, “When you put more energy into a system, it gets more energetic.” The Politico reported: Former Vice … Continue reading ?
Officials are warning that thunderstorms expected to hit Chicagoland later today could bring large hail, flash flooding and even tornadoes.
The newest extreme sport: covering the weather for TV. In an effort to satisfy the public's appetite for footage of blizzards, hurricanes and, most recently, the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, reporters as well as professional and...Show More Summary
A Baltimore tornado touched down Monday in the city’s famous harbor, tearing the roof off a warehouse and causing other damage. The storm was part of a large weather system that struck along the East Coast, spawning other tornadoes across Maryland. The tornado appeared as a water spout that moved quickly across the harbor, damaging [...]Show More Summary
A five-year-old boy who survived the Moore, Okla., tornado was killed by a bull mastiff while at a family friend's home in Jessieville, Ark. Police said the boy was throwing a tantrum over putting on shoes when the dog came in from another room and attacked him. Show More Summary
Wait, who's anti-science again? Former Vice President Al Gore lamented on Tuesday that scientists ?won?t let us yet? link tornadoes to climate change. Gore alluded to last month?s devastating twister in Moore, Okla., saying that shoddy historical statistics are preventing...