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Pain, Loss Linger a Decade After Tornadoes Hammered Six States

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — For Tom Sanders, it’s the void left by the death of a cousin and the man’s wife, killed when a tornado mowed through a placid Alabama valley. To Markedia Wells, it’s the stolen innocence of her …

Disaster Onslaught: Relief Groups Scramble to Cope

Confronted with an unprecedented string of tornadoes, floods and wildfires, the American Red Cross and other relief groups are scrambling to raise money fast enough to meet the demand for help. “The disasters just keep coming,” said Red Cross spokesman …

2011 on Pace to be Deadliest US Tornado Year

The tornado that raked Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday was the deadliest single twister in the United States since 1953, putting 2011 on pace for a possible record year for tornado fatalities, U.S. weather experts said Monday. Here are facts and …

Officials Begin Storm Damage Assessments in Iowa

State and federal officials plan to begin assessing damage this week from tornadoes in six Iowa counties. The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct the assessments Monday and Tuesday. …