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Search For Okla. Tornado Survivors Nearly Complete

Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives, including those of nine children.

05/21/2013

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Good Question: How Do You Keep Fear Of Storms From Becoming A Phobia?

The skies turn gray. The lightning cracks. Thunder booms. For most of us, a fleeting moment of fear is as bad as it gets. “Even when there’s not a storm, [kids are] checking the weather, they’re feeling nervous if it gets overcast. That’s different,” said Dr. Steven Whiteside, a Mayo Clinic child psychologist who specializes in anxiety.

05/21/2013

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A Timeline Of Oklahoma’s Destructive Tornado

From a meteorological standpoint, conditions for severe weather were perfect Monday. As many as 28 tornadoes struck the Midwest.

05/21/2013

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OK Tornado Stirs Up Memories, Concerns In North Mpls

Two years ago, a tornado ripped through the heart of North Minneapolis, leaving behind damage usually not seen in the urban core.

05/21/2013

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What Plans Are In Place If A Tornado Hits MN Schools?

Near the doorway of an Anoka-Hennepin School District classroom is an emergency guide. One of the tabs reads “tornado.” Alongside the guide is also a map of the school. Some of the rooms are colored yellow to signify they are safe evacuation zones.

05/21/2013

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MN State Emergency Director Advises Preparedness After OK Tornado

Minnesota’s State Emergency Director is advising preparedness in Minnesota after Oklahoma’s tornado.

05/21/2013

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When Was The Last Extremely Powerful Tornado In MN?

It’s been more than 20 years since the last extremely powerful tornado hit Minnesota. It was in 1992 in the community of Chandler. The weather service estimated winds of 260 miles per hour. They rated it “F5.”

05/21/2013

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Oklahoma Tornado Video

There is some amazing video, horrifying stories and happy stories coming out of Moore, OK. Take a look at the video below and also check out this story of a woman pulled from the rubble […]

05/21/2013

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How You Can Help The Victims Of The Okla. Tornado

Help victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma by donating $10 to the American Red Cross.

05/21/2013

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Oklahoma City Tornado Death Toll At 51, Rising

A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 37 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise. The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, south of the city. Block after block of the community lay in ruins.

05/20/2013

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Share Your Severe Weather Pictures!

Here’s a gallery of viewer-submitted photos documenting severe weather — thunderstorms, hail, heavy rain, tornadoes — in the warm months of 2013.

05/17/2013

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Iowa About To Tie State Record For No Tornadoes

Iowa is about to tie a state record for the longest stretch without a reported tornado.

05/14/2013

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Wis. Postpones Tornado Drill Due To Storm Threat

Wisconsin has postponed a statewide tornado drill because of the threat of severe weather.

04/17/2013

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Get Prepared During Severe Weather Awareness Week

Don’t be fooled if you hear tornado sirens around the Twin Cities metro this week. It’s time to get ready for when severe weather could strike.

04/17/2013

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Tornado Warning Inadvertently Sent To Wis. Cell Phones

The National Weather Service says a tornado warning issued Monday was meant to be a test.

03/04/2013

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