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Tornado Damages Buildings in San Antonio, Texas

A small tornado touched down in San Antonio early Sunday, damaging several homes and a post office. The overnight storm dumped more than 3 inches of rain on the city and left thousands without power, the San Antonio Express-News reported. …

Many in Joplin, Missouri Ignored Initial Tornado Warnings

Many Joplin residents either ignored or were slow to react to the first warning sirens about a massive and deadly tornado this spring, partially because of years of false alarms, the government said Tuesday. In assessing the communications and warning …

Georgia City Hopes to Add Tornado Sirens to Parks

Authorities in Rome hope to install tornado sirens at five parks in the northwest Georgia city. The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency is applying for a $135,000 grant which would pay for the warning systems. The Rome News-Tribune reports that …

Indiana Dispatchers Suspended over Silent Tornado Sirens

Two dispatchers in Dubois County have been suspended after the county’s tornado warning sirens failed to sound during a February EF-2 tornado. Dubois County Communications Director Janice Love told WEHT-TV that the sirens were never activated because the National Weather …

Oregon Coast Hosts Large Tsunami Drill

Authorities along the Oregon Coast – from Neskowin to Pacific City – are preparing for one of the largest tsunami drills in history. Evacuation drill spokesman Jim Kusz says that people need to prepare in case a tsunami hits the …