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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Family that boy saved from tornado struggles to recover

    Family that boy saved from tornado struggles to recover
    The headlines have faded, but the troubles for 6-year-old Brevin Hunter and his family have not. In the aftermath of the November tornado that hit his central Illinois home in Washington, Brevin explained how he urged his mother, Lisa, to seek cover...
  • Tiger Woods begins his season Thursday

    LA JOLLA — Tiger Woods collected another trophy Wednesday, and this was before the tournament even started. Woods split time in his news conference, the day before he was to play in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, between trophy-...
  • Cloudy Forecasting Gradually Clears: Weather Has Always Been Big News

    Forecasting the weather -- or trying to -- is as old as civilization. Around 340 B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a four-volume text exploring the origins and dynamics of different weather events. Still, for many hundreds of years,...
  • Hoover High wrestling rallies for rout of South Pasadena

    GLENDALE — Five bouts into their Rio Hondo League wrestling match and the narrative looked somewhat familiar for the Hoover High wrestling team. The fledgling program in its third year of existence had fallen behind 23 points to visiting South...
  • 'Off the charts' November storms led to record-breaking tornadoes

    The November tornadoes that raked the Midwest were unusual, possibly even record-breaking, but they had been forecast three days in advance. For some residents, though, the warning wouldn't be enough. On Monday, emergency officials and damage experts...
  • Illinois tornado survivors dig out from the wreckage

    WASHINGTON, Ill. — The tornado that leveled Beth and Dennis Doolans' home scattered their belongings like trash, a fate shared by many residents in the twisters' path. Sometime later and some 80 miles away, a photograph fluttered into a yard. It...
  • Tornado tally raised to at least 16

    Tornado tally raised to at least 16
    After spending a day in the field, meteorologists for the National Weather Service have determined that at least 16 tornadoes struck Illinois and northwest Indiana on Sunday, as Gov. Pat Quinn declared six more counties as state disaster areas,...
  • Hundreds injured, many displaced by Midwest tornadoes

    After a spate of rare late-season tornadoes ripped through the Midwest on Sunday and killed at least eight people, local and state officials struggled Tuesday to quantify damage, information needed to secure federal aid.  Illinois was hit hardest when...
  • Tornado assistance available

    Tornado assistance available
    There are many organizations assisting victims of the tornadoes in central Illinois. Here are a few of the many ways to help: Red Cross The American Red Cross has opened shelters in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Red Cross vehicles are also...
  • Thursday: Some sun, some rain

    Thursday: Some sun, some rain
    Expect another day with a mix of sun, clouds and scattered showers. South Florida's Thursday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the low 80s, overnight lows in the low 70s and a 50 percent chance of rain. Central Florida's...
  • Irresponsible social media is just plain #bad

    Irresponsible social media is just plain #bad
    Social media was such an important part of the Illinois tornado outbreak. From reuniting lost pets with family members to photos of rescues under the rubble, tools such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram allowed us to not only watch it unfold but also...