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North Dakota RV Park Residents Didn’t Hear Tornado Sirens

Warning sirens were sounded before a tornado ravaged an RV park in a city on the North Dakota oil patch, but park residents said they didn’t hear them, authorities said Wednesday. A newborn baby was killed and more than two …

Tornado Warning Times Decline Everywhere but Kansas

A recent decline in the accuracy of tornado warnings is not as alarming as it may appear, weather officials say. Forecasters are doing well with storms that produce strong tornadoes – those that measure EF-2 or higher on the Enhanced …

Statewide Tornado Drill Set for March 11 in Virginia

Virginia emergency management officials are planning a statewide tornado drill in March. The drill will take place on March 11 at 9:45 a.m. It is a joint effort between the state Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. …

New York Librarian Back on Job After Storm-Forced Firing

A librarian in a small upstate New York village is back on the job two weeks after she was fired for closing the library 40 minutes early amid a tornado warning. Theresa Marchione shut down the Round Lake Library on …

After Storm Deaths, Search on for Perfect Warning

The average tornado warning in the 1980s went out only after a twister was on the ground. Continuing advances in storm prediction have since enabled forecasters to warn people before a funnel cloud is upon them, giving them precious time …

Digital Signs to Warn Minnesota Drivers of Tornados

Digital billboards in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties will be a new way to warn Minnesota motorists about tornado warnings. The billboard warnings are a joint venture of the counties, billboard owners ClearChannel Outdoor, and the National Weather Service. The system …

Virginia Statewide Tornado Drill Set for March 12

Virginia emergency management officials are planning a statewide tornado drill in March. Officials are seeking businesses and organizations, schools, and families and individuals to register for the drill set for on March 12 at 9:45 a.m. The drill is a …