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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Severe storms leave five dead in New York state and Maryland

    SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 9 (Reuters) - Thousands of people in U.S. East Coast states woke up to power cuts and a major clean-up operation on Wednesday after severe storms and high winds killed five people. One of the hardest hit spots was the Syracuse-area...
  • Tornado warning came too late for sirens, Plainfield officials say

    Tornado warning came too late for sirens, Plainfield officials say
    Plainfield's siren system was not activated before a tornado struck the suburb the night of June 30 because emergency officials did not receive adequate warning, a police commander told village trustees Monday night. Plainfield Police Commander Ken...
  • Orland Park police review weather warning policy

    Orland Park police review weather warning policy
    Orland Park police are reviewing their severe weather notification policies after some residents questioned why sirens weren't used during last week's storm, said Deputy Chief Thomas Kenealy. "We didn't have a confirmed tornado, but there was severe...
  • Arthur's hit 'minimal,' NC governor says, but flooding and power outages are still issues

    RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina avoided major damage from Hurricane Arthur, Gov. Pat McCrory said Friday morning, and conditions up and down the coast are improving but flooding and about 44,000 power outages still afflict an area that usually has one of its...
  • Wary North Carolina coast braces as Category 2 Hurricane Arthur makes landfall

    RALEIGH, N.C. Coastal residents and those vacationers who did not evacuate Thursday braced overnight for the arrival of Hurricane Arthur, a storm whose intensity and track grew more ominous as it drew closer to North Carolina. Arthur made landfall late...
  • Arthur's core may cross NC's Outer Banks at Category 2 strength

    RALEIGH, N.C. The core of Hurricane Arthur is expected to cross over North Carolina's Outer Banks on Thursday night as a strong Category 2 storm, with wind speeds of 105 mph. Arthur's expected path has shifted westward, and forecasters have upped their...
  • Storms leave power outages, flooding, flight delays in central U.S.

    Storms leave power outages, flooding, flight delays in central U.S.
    (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people were without power on Tuesday after a deadly storm that brought tornadoes, high winds, hail and heavy rain to the central United States. Illinois was particularly hard hit as flooding, downed trees and fires...
  • Power back for most, but outages linger

    Power back for most, but outages linger
    Rick Pazier had to toss all the perfectly good steaks he’d bought for Independence Day due to a three-day power outage in his Midlothian neighborhood after Monday’s violent storms. “It ruined everything I planned to barbecue,”...
  • 7 tornadoes touched down Monday in northern Illinois

    7 tornadoes touched down Monday in northern Illinois
    Monday's violent storms spun off at least seven tornadoes that briefly touched down in Illinois, the closest in the Plainfield and Romeoville area, according to the National Weather Service. The brief tornadoes were “embedded within areas of...
  • One-two punch: Chicago area hit by a double derecho

    One-two punch: Chicago area hit by a double derecho
    The two-fisted storm that pummeled the Chicago area this week has been classified as a rare double derecho: Two waves of destructive winds that swept across a swath of the Midwest from central Iowa to Ohio. The first derecho formed around 2 p.m. Monday...
  • Powerful storms, heavy wind batter Chicago area

    Powerful storms, heavy wind batter Chicago area
    A violent line of storms pounded the Chicago area late Monday, bringing torrential rains and powerful wind gusts and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without power. The storm system may have produced small tornadoes in areas south of Chicago,...