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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Daytona Speedway disagrees with Weather Channel report about weather warnings

    Daytona Speedway disagrees with Weather Channel report about weather warnings
    Daytona International Speedway strongly disagrees with a Weather Channel story that said the track didn’t act fast enough to warn fans about severe weather during Sunday’s Daytona 500. Lenny Santiago, senior director of public relations...
  • 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...
  • Tornadoes shape towns' past and future

     Tornadoes shape towns' past and future
    — Beneath a circus tent supplied by the federal government, residents of this map dot on the High Plains met night after night to plot a course for their town's future. Eventually a vision emerged of an eco-friendly town that would attract...
  • Washington not giving up on goal after tornado

    Washington not giving up on goal after tornado
    NORMAL, Ill. — In a hallway beyond the entrance of Gate 4 at Hancock Stadium, Nick Sievers clutched two sweatshirts — one red, one green. The garments were among many donations the Washington community has received this week after an EF-4...
  • Baltimore, Washington saw fewer severe storms in 2013

    Baltimore, Washington saw fewer severe storms in 2013
    There were fewer severe weather events in Baltimore this spring and summer after two consecutive busy years, thanks in part to cooler temperatures, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office...
  • '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...
  • Storms, possible tornado in forecast for Ravens-Bears game

    Storms, possible tornado in forecast for Ravens-Bears game
    The tarp has been rolled off the playing surface at Soldier Field, though weather reports for the Ravens' game this afternoon against the Chicago Bears remain poor. According to the Chicago Tribune, the National Weather Service has issued an...
  • Tornado destroys homes in Illinois; NFL game halted in Soldier Field

    Tornado destroys homes in Illinois; NFL game halted in Soldier Field
    Tornadoes destroyed buildings and threatened residents in northern Illinois on Sunday after an unusually strong November storm began to sweep through the Midwest. Photos from witnesses showed shredded homes in Washington, Ill., about 10 miles east of...
  • Ravens fans in Chicago weather the storm during lengthy delay

    Ravens fans in Chicago weather the storm during lengthy delay
    Baltimore Ravens fans who traveled to Chicago for Sunday's game against the Bears spent more than an hour in the sheltered concourse at Soldier Field, but that doesn't mean they stayed dry. "It was blowing sideways," said Neal Moorhouse, a known...
  • Illinois twisters: 'Whole neighborhoods where there's nothing left'

    A rare November tornado destroyed homes as it ripped through at least two central Illinois towns Sunday, as authorities moved quickly to respond. There were reports of some three-dozen injuries and residents were said to be trapped in the wreckage. In...