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Rare December Tornadoes in the Central U.S. Leave 1 Dead

Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed the damage after rare December tornadoes, including one the day before that was a half-mile-wide, ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people. The severe weather in Illinois …

Study Says Mobile Homes at Risk From Climate Change, More Tornadoes

As mobile home ownership rises, the volatility of climate change and more tornadoes increases the risk of massive property damage and deaths in coming decades, according to a new study by Michigan State University researchers. The number of mobile homes …

Natural Disasters Highlighted in Indiana State Museum Exhibit

Natural disasters can strike at any time, often without warning, and devastate cities, regions, states and countries. Nature Unleashed, a new exhibit at the Indiana State Museum, aims to help Hoosiers understand why tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions …

U.S. Winter Storms, Tornadoes Kill 27 And Cause $1B in Losses

The U.S. was hit by the most January tornadoes in 18 years, in a month when extreme weather caused 27 deaths and more than $1 billion in economic losses, according to a risk modeler. Insured losses from the natural disasters …

Strong January Storms Stir Destruction From Coast-to-Coast

From California to the Deep South to the Northeast, millions of Americans were contending with death and destruction from damaging January weather. Flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes have rousted people from their homes. A deadly storm system tore across …

Researchers Develop Natural Disaster Early Warning System

Earlier this year, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) was able to detect a gravity wave wafting through space from two colliding black holes billions of years ago. Now a group of researchers at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas has …

Midwestern Tornadoes Damage Homes, Cause Injuries in 2 States

A pair of tornadoes along the Kansas-Missouri border with speeds of up to about 110 mph damaged homes and caused minor injuries, officials said. The first twister touched down around 6:30 p.m. Friday about 40 miles south of Kansas City, …

No Work for Storm Chasers as Tornadoes Vanish in U.S.

The same weather pattern that made the West warm and dry and the Northeast cold and snowy has contributed to keeping the rest of the U.S. relatively free of tornadoes so far this year. In the first two months of …

El Nino Link to Tornado Likelihood in Southern U.S.

The waters of the Pacific Ocean may provide some clues on what kind of tornado season will erupt across the southern U.S., according to a paper in the journal Nature Geoscience. The study found that if the Pacific enters an …

MEMA Hopes for Federal Aid for Storm Victims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Administration joined Mississippi and local officials to tour the Columbia area, as well as Jones and Lamar counties that were hit by tornadoes and high winds on Dec. 23. Robert Latham Jr., …