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Even Improved Tornado Warnings Can’t Prevent All Death and Destruction

Sometimes in forecasting tornadoes, you can get everything technically right, and yet it all goes horribly wrong. Three days before the killer Alabama tornado struck, government severe-storm meteorologists cautioned that conditions could be ripe for twisters in the Southeast on …

Proposed Oklahoma Act Would Extend Lead Time for Tornado Warnings

An Oklahoma congressman has proposed legislation that would make the protection of people and property a priority for federal weather forecasters and extend the lead time for tornado warnings. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has expressed his support for …

Georgia Tornado Warnings Vary By County

Tornadoes are Georgia’s No. 1 weather-related killer, claiming 23 lives and causing $500 million in damage from 2008 to 2012. But just how much warning you receive before a tornado hits your home depends on where you live. Last week’s …

Alabama Searchers Going House-to-House After Storms

Searchers in the Birmingham, Ala., area were going from house-to-house early Monday in an effort to rescue people trapped in their homes after storms moved across the Midwest and South, prompting tornado warnings in a handful of states. Fire crews …