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Joplin Tornado (2011)

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  • Engineering study shows wind speeds below 135 mph caused majority of damage in Joplin

    Engineering study shows wind speeds below 135 mph caused majority of damage in Joplin
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An investigative team of engineers affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers found EF-2 winds, not EF-4 or EF-5, caused more than 80 percent of the damage in the Joplin tornado in May 2011.
  • New Storm Warnings

    The National Weather Service has developed a new way to warn you of severe weather approaching. We all remember what happened almost 2 years ago in Joplin. 158 people we killed when an EF-5 tornado struck the town - making it the deadliest since...

    Impact-based warnings and what they mean

    Impact-based warnings and what they mean
    The National Weather Service wants to make it even easier for you to understand severe weather with a new system. At the National Weather Service in Springfield, when storms are on radar, meteorologists monitor them closely to let you know whether or...

    Barry Manilow has hits and awards, but he's focused on music class

    Barry Manilow has hits and awards, but he's focused on music class
    Eight years ago, Barry Manilow was shocked to hear that a friend's daughter was futilely searching for a saxophone. The student wanted to try something new, but her school didn't have the instrument. Manilow, the veteran singer and composer with more...

    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...