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November 18, 2013
I ran back inside, ran in the basement, not 15 seconds later our basement windows were sucked in and everything was twirling about. Everything was white and all I could hear was snapping … Things were dropping on top of me and splitting in two.
Washington, Ill. resident Ryan Bowers • Discussing how he hid in his basement, despite rarely taking heed of tornado warnings, and survived the deadly tornado in the city. ”I have to believe that 90 percent of those people who survived were probably in their basement, taking cover, or at church,” said the city’s mayor, Gary Manier.
20:47 // 8 months ago
November 17, 2013

Millions affected by major storms, tornadoes in the Midwest

  • 53M the number of people who are at risk from today’s storms throughout the Midwest. A tornado has already been reported in Peoria, Ill., causing significant damage. source
15:23 // 8 months ago
Be safe, everyone. The Weather Channel is on it. 

Be safe, everyone. The Weather Channel is on it

11:42 // 8 months ago
May 31, 2013
brooklynmutt:

 AP PHOTO: Massive funnel cloud touches down near El Reno, Okla.

Wow.

brooklynmutt:

 AP PHOTO: Massive funnel cloud touches down near El Reno, Okla.

Wow.

(via brooklynmutt)

21:43 // 1 year ago
May 21, 2013
nbcnews:

Before and after: Tornado cuts devastating path through Oklahoma
(Before photo: Bing, after photo: AP)
Briarwood Elementary School, bottom right in Oklahoma City, Okla. before  and after the tornado hit on May 20.
See more photos.

This before-and-after comparison lays bare the force of the tornado, evoking strongly the sights and memories from the 2011 catastrophe in Joplin, Missouri. Our thoughts as always are with the victims — in case you missed it, the death toll in Oklahoma was revised downward from 51 yesterday to just 24 today, a measure of mercy in the face of this tragedy.

nbcnews:

Before and after: Tornado cuts devastating path through Oklahoma

(Before photo: Bing, after photo: AP)

Briarwood Elementary School, bottom right in Oklahoma City, Okla. before  and after the tornado hit on May 20.

See more photos.

This before-and-after comparison lays bare the force of the tornado, evoking strongly the sights and memories from the 2011 catastrophe in Joplin, Missouri. Our thoughts as always are with the victims — in case you missed it, the death toll in Oklahoma was revised downward from 51 yesterday to just 24 today, a measure of mercy in the face of this tragedy.

21:56 // 1 year ago
May 18, 2013
nbcnews:

‘I couldn’t stop screaming’: Witnesses describe Texas tornadoes
(Photo: Ralph Lauer / EPA)
Survivors of the tornadoes that devastated two towns in Texas on Wednesday night described their terror as the violent storm tore apart their homes, killing six people and injuring dozens more.
Read the complete story.

The spate of extreme, hazardous weather we’ve seen over the last year or so has been truly disturbing, which is not to say the people of Texas aren’t in the know about tornado threats. Regardless, though, the damage and human toll here is deflating. Our thoughts are with the victims, stripped of their homes, and for some, their lives.

nbcnews:

‘I couldn’t stop screaming’: Witnesses describe Texas tornadoes

(Photo: Ralph Lauer / EPA)

Survivors of the tornadoes that devastated two towns in Texas on Wednesday night described their terror as the violent storm tore apart their homes, killing six people and injuring dozens more.

Read the complete story.

The spate of extreme, hazardous weather we’ve seen over the last year or so has been truly disturbing, which is not to say the people of Texas aren’t in the know about tornado threats. Regardless, though, the damage and human toll here is deflating. Our thoughts are with the victims, stripped of their homes, and for some, their lives.

14:52 // 1 year ago
September 18, 2012

climateadaptation:

Fire tornado. Australia, land of killer death things.

Combining two of our greatest nature-related fears into one super-fear.

21:39 // 1 year ago
July 27, 2012
breakingnews:

Northeast US cleaning up after severe storms
A state of emergency and curfew remains in effect in Elmira, N.Y., as crews continue clearing trees and repairing power lines that were brought down by a possible tornado yesterday. At least 2 people have been killed after strong thunderstorms swept from Ohio into upstate New York. Read more from AP. Photo: Jessica Stansfield poses for a photo below an enormous uprooted tree in Elmira, N.Y., after the town was hit by a possible tornado on July 26, 2012. (Adam Fenster / Reuters)

Over 100,000 people are reportedly without power.

breakingnews:

Northeast US cleaning up after severe storms

A state of emergency and curfew remains in effect in Elmira, N.Y., as crews continue clearing trees and repairing power lines that were brought down by a possible tornado yesterday. At least 2 people have been killed after strong thunderstorms swept from Ohio into upstate New York. Read more from AP.

Photo: Jessica Stansfield poses for a photo below an enormous uprooted tree in Elmira, N.Y., after the town was hit by a possible tornado on July 26, 2012. (Adam Fenster / Reuters)

Over 100,000 people are reportedly without power.

10:18 // 2 years ago
April 14, 2012
The majority of surveyed Joplin residents did not immediately go to shelter upon hearing the initial warning, whether from local warning sirens, television, NWR [NOAA weather radio], or other sources.
From the National Weather Service’s report on last year’s tornado in Joplin • Detailing how, in severe storm conditions, a big part of safeguarding communities and lives depends on people taking warnings seriously. In one instance, a Joplin resident ignored a slew of warning signals, driving from place to place looking for an open restaurant despite seeing that some were barred against the brewing storm, and hearing tornado warnings throughout town. As a response, the NWS has implementing new, stronger and more frightening vocabulary to be used for high-risk storm alerts, such as “mass devastation,” “complete destruction,” and “not survivable.” We really hope everybody in the Midwest will prioritize their safety over the coming days – authorities anticipate big storms (and likely tornadoes) to roll through Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska later tonight. source (viafollow)
15:49 // 2 years ago
March 5, 2012
In which an image and headline juxtapose so painfully that you want to pull out your hair.

In which an image and headline juxtapose so painfully that you want to pull out your hair.

9:08 // 2 years ago