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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Homes damaged as tornado strikes near Ocala

    Authorities say a tornado touched down in an area of north Florida where dozens of homes were damaged by wind and failing trees. The Ocala Star Banner (http://bit.ly/1EnbJ2D ) reports no one was injured but at least a half dozen homes suffered heavy...
  • Man charged with looting items donated to Fairdale tornado victims

    Man charged with looting items donated to Fairdale tornado victims
    A 44-year-old northern Illinois man is accused of taking dozens of items donated to Fairdale residents following a tornado earlier this month. Richard Burtch of Stillman Valley is charged with felony counts of looting and attempted looting. He's...
  • Anne Arundel could see more thunderstorms, tornado warning lifted

    Anne Arundel could see more thunderstorms, tornado warning lifted
    Anne Arundel County may see a few additional thunderstorms Monday night but mostly moderate to heavy rain opening up to clear, sunny skies Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado warning for Anne Arundel County and most of...
  • Tornado watch, severe thunderstorm warning for Maryland

    Tornado watch, severe thunderstorm warning for Maryland
    Storms are forecast Monday afternoon and evening and could bring severe wind, hail and possibly isolated tornadoes, the National Weather Service warned. A tornado watch is in effect until 10 p.m. across all of Central Maryland and on the upper Eastern...
  • Strong storms, possibly tornadoes, this week

    Strong storms, possibly tornadoes, this week
    After a record hot weekend, South Florida can expect slightly cooler weather over the next few days — and lot of showers, storms and clouds. Some of the storms could be strong and produce lightning, hail, gusty winds, minor street flooding and...
  • Hampshire village president commends efforts to help tornado victims

    Hampshire Village President Jeffrey Magnussen recently praised local efforts to help people affected by the tornado on Thursday, April 9. "A good number of people stepped up to help," Magnussen said. Trustee Mike Reid said the village pulled...
  • Illinois tornado raises concerns on warnings in rural areas

    Illinois tornado raises concerns on warnings in rural areas
    A deadly tornado in the small northern Illinois community of Fairdale earlier this month is raising questions about how best to warn rural residents about storms. Two people died in the storm. Fairdale, a community of about 150 people, has no outdoor...
  • Rauner visits tornado-ravaged Fairdale

    Rauner visits tornado-ravaged Fairdale
    Smoke from burning debris loomed over the tiny hamlet of Fairdale on Friday as Gov. Bruce Rauner greeted residents and volunteers still digging out of the rubble left by a violent tornado that tore through the DeKalb County town last week. Facing his...
  • NIU football players help clean up Fairdale after tornado

    Northern Illinois University's football team has lent a hand to cleanup efforts after a deadly tornado in the nearby town of Fairdale. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1GaqTpi ) reports that nearly 100 Northern Illinois University football...
  • Social media accelerates word of tornado threat

    Social media accelerates word of tornado threat
    The deadly tornadoes that hit northern Illinois in the early evening of April 9 might have caused greater damage and loss of life were it not for the efforts of storm chasers armed with the latest technology. Paul Sirvatka is an instructor at College of...
  • Weather alerts have come a long way in 50 years

    A lot has changed in 50 years, especially when it comes to being prepared for tornadoes. The Palm Sunday tornado on April 11, 1965, that destroyed nearly every structure in Russiaville and took the lives of many helped spur development of the current...