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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • KSPR News earns Kansas City Press Club's "TV Station of the Year" Award

    KSPR News earns Kansas City Press Club's "TV Station of the Year" Award
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Press Club honored KSPR News as its "Station of the Year" for 2013. The Kansas City Press Club honored television stations and newspapers throughout Missouri and Kansas at a banquet Saturday.  KSPR News won 24 total...
  • Looking back at historic tornadoes in Michiana

    Looking back at historic tornadoes in Michiana
    The past several days have been extremely violent in the plains and parts of the Midwest.  Many are wondering -- can we expect severe weather as extreme as what we've seen out west? For those of us who have lived here for several years, we have all...
  • Scientist's video, radar track birth of Oklahoma tornado [VIDEO]

    Monday’s killer twister in Moore, Okla., intensified unusually rapidly, said a tornado researcher who tracked the storm from a perch about five miles away. "One thing that really surprised me was how quickly it developed," said Robin Tanamachi,...
  • Fair Grove MO principal recalls childhood at Moore, OK elementary school

    Fair Grove MO principal recalls childhood at Moore, OK elementary school
    FAIR GROVE, Mo -- More than 100 Oklahoma schools have reinforced tornado shelters. However, the two in the town of Moore did not when an EF-5 tornado devastated the community. Five years ago, the Fair Grove School District didn't have adequate shelter...
  • Oklahoma tornado: Search, cleanup continue; rebuilding ahead

    Oklahoma tornado: Search, cleanup continue; rebuilding ahead
    MOORE, Okla. — State and local officials vowed Tuesday to rebuild this bereft suburb, shattered by a tornado that brought death and massive destruction, even as they fought poor weather to push ahead with rescue efforts. In a day marked by...
  • Newtown And Oklahoma: A School Day, A Sudden Loss Of Young Lives, A Common Bond

    Newtown And Oklahoma: A School Day, A Sudden Loss Of Young Lives, A Common Bond
    By Tuesday morning, they began collecting donations in town offices for families ravaged by the Oklahoma tornadoes. Newtown, a universe away from Moore, Okla., feels the pain of the destruction more deeply, more intimately. Here, they know, because they...
  • Tornado safety zones

    It may be too soon to know what all the lessons from the Moore, Oklahoma tornado will be, but important lessons always come from these disasters. Several were learned just 2 years ago tomorrow.   That's when an EF-5 tornado hit Joplin Missouri,...
  • Moore tornado hits close to home for Greensburg siblings

    Moore tornado hits close to home for Greensburg siblings
    The tornado that struck Moore on Monday was a rare EF5, the highest rating the National Weather Service assigns in classifying the strength of tornadoes. It was the second of that magnitude to hit the community in 14 years. Some Kansans have been...
  • Wichita schools first in nation with safe rooms for storms

    Wichita schools first in nation with safe rooms for storms
    The tornado in Moore, Oklahoma has many parents in Wichita worried about their child's safety at school. Wichita is actually the first district in the nation to build safe rooms inside of schools. The project started at Jefferson elementary in 2000,...
  • Rescue and recovery efforts continue after Oklahoma tornado

    Rescue and recovery efforts continue after Oklahoma tornado
    Rescue and recovery efforts go on after a vicious twister that tore across central Oklahoma Monday. The tornado was two miles wide at one point and stayed on the ground around 45 minutes. In Moore, the tornado destroyed homes and killed at least two...
  • Charities solicit donations to help Oklahoma tornado victims

    As residents in the Oklahoma City area grappled with the aftermath of the massive tornado that wiped out homes and businesses in its 20-mile path of destruction, killing at least 24 people, relief organizations solicited donations to help. By and large,...