In this photo taken on Monday, June 23, 2014, rock star Bret Michaels hands an item up to another volunteer from the basement of a Pilger, Neb., home destroyed in last week's tornado. Michaels and his band and crew stopped in Pilger on Monday to see the devastation and do some volunteer cleanup work. (AP Photo/The Norfolk Daily News, Darin Epperly)

Bret Michaels lends a hand at stricken town

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — Rock star Bret Michaels and his band rolled up their sleeves to help clean up a tornado-damaged Nebraska town and sign autographs for residents and other volunteers. Michaels and company rolled […]


Two tornados approach  Pilger, Neb., Monday June 16, 2014.  The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other Monday in northeast Nebraska. (AP Photo/Eric Anderson)

Rare twin tornadoes flatten tiny Nebraska town; 1 child dies (Video)

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing a 5-year-old child, leaving grain bins crumpled like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of […]


Onlookers standing at the Sgt. Floyd Monument in Sioux City, Iowa, watch as a storm cell passes over the city Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/The Sioux City Journal, Tim Hynds)

Hospital: 1 dead and 16 critical after tornadoes

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — At least one person was killed and 16 others were in critical condition on Monday after massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska, destroying more than half of the town of Pilger, […]


Justin Shaw, left, helps Nick Conway erect a flag pole at his home that was destroyed by a tornado, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Vilonia, Ark. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tornado hits an Arkansas street particularly hard

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) — Mark Wade and his family heard the dire warnings on TV and the tornado sirens, and were prepared to ride out the storm in their closet when a neighbor across the […]


Students arrive for the first day of school for Plaza Towers Elementary school in their temporary location at Central Jr. High school in Moore, Okla., Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. The Briarwood and Plaza Towers elementary schools were destroyed when an EF5 twister hit Moore on May 20. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Students return to school in Okla. after tornado

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Students from two elementary schools destroyed by a tornado last spring returned to classes Friday, eager to reunite with their classmates but worried about what would happen the next time bad […]


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 […]


Homes damaged by tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Before and after the tornado: satellite shots of Moore

Time magazine has compiled before and after satellite images of Moore, Oklahoma in the areas struck by the tornado. Click here to see them.


Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (AP Photo)

Browns QB Weeden to help with Oklahoma tornado

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is heading home to help his cherished Oklahoma heal. Weeden is returning to his home state this weekend to assist in any way he can in the […]


Storm clouds gather over homes that were destroyed by a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Thunderstorms slow Oklahoma tornado cleanup

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week. The first […]


A soldier walks past the wreckage of a destroyed home, after a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Oklahoma tornado damage could top $2 billion

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The cost of a massive tornado that battered an Oklahoma City suburb could be more than $2 billion, according to a preliminary estimate announced Wednesday by the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Spokeswoman […]




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