Oklahoma

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Kings of Leon join in to help Okla. tornado relief

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When tornadoes devastated parts of Oklahoma earlier this year, members of Kings of Leon decided to help out the people of the state that’s been a huge part of their lives […]

07/08/2013

Overturned vehicle following EF5 tornado, El Reno, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Deadly Okla. tornado widest on record, rare EF5

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week had a record-breaking width of 2.6 miles and was the second top-of-the-scale EF5 twister to hit the area in less […]

06/04/2013

A tornado moves past homes, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Storm chasing critical, profitable and dangerous

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While most people take shelter when a tornado approaches, a growing throng heads for the prairies, be they scientists hoping to protect the public from a twister’s fury or amateurs armed […]

06/03/2013

Tim Samaras (r), and Carl Young (l), professional storm chasers. (Discovery Channel News / AP Photo)

3 veteran storm chasers killed by Oklahoma tornado

(AP) – Three veteran storm chasers died doing what they loved: roaming the Great Plains in search of dangerous storms like the one in Oklahoma that ended their final pursuit. Tim Samaras, his son Paul and […]

06/03/2013

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Severe east coast weather

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Damaging winds flattened trees and utility wires and knocked out power in parts of northern New England on Sunday, flights were delayed in New York City and there were reports of […]

06/02/2013

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Charities see influx of aid in OK tornado’s wake

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Donations are pouring into Oklahoma as people around the country look to help residents affected by last week’s violent tornado outbreak, but charities also are receiving plenty of items they don’t […]

05/29/2013

Residents salvage belongings from home that was destroyed by a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Okla. twister debris would create mile-high pile

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Before residents of Moore can rebuild, they’ll have to deal with the debris from the deadly tornado that devastated the Oklahoma City suburb: crushed wood, mangled siding and battered belongings that […]

05/28/2013

US President Barack Obama comforts, Amy Simpson, Plaza Towers Elementary School principal, in Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Obama: Gov’t with Oklahoma ‘every step’ of the way

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — President Barack Obama says tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., is “a strong community with strong character” but needs help. Obama visited the area Sunday, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and […]

05/27/2013

Country singer Blake Shelton (AP Photo)

NBC to air Blake Shelton’s benefit for Oklahomans

(AP) – NBC and sister networks will air Blake Shelton’s concert to help his fellow Oklahomans affected by this week’s storms in their home state. Shelton’s “Healing in the Heartland” benefit will be broadcast live […]

05/25/2013

An entire neighborhood destroyed by a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Can Tornado Alley become safer? Yes, within limits

(AP) – In the wind-swept prairie called Tornado Alley, the scene is eerily familiar: Homes smashed to splinters. Trees and telephone poles snapped like twigs. Piles of bricks, overturned cars and dazed survivors sifting through […]

05/25/2013

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