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Tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town; 2 dead

Tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town; 2 dead

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.

June 17, 2014 5:46 pm

Ice pellets and snow frustrate holiday travel rush

CHICAGO | A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint threatened to frustrate Christmas travelers from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and possibly some tornadoes in the South.

December 21, 2013 2:00 pm
Volunteers catalog documents lost in tornado

Volunteers catalog documents lost in tornado

Volunteer Heather Binder catalogs photographs found in the Washington tornado area at the Morton Public Library in Morton, Ill. The central Illinois public library is working to reunite storm victims with their lost family documents that were scattered during last month’s tornadoes. The Peor…

December 10, 2013 12:00 am
Volunteers catalog documents lost in tornado

Volunteers catalog documents lost in tornado

MORTON, Ill. | A central Illinois public library is working to reunite storm victims with their lost family documents that were scattered during last month's tornadoes.

December 09, 2013 7:30 pm
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Pat Whitaker, 82, sits under a blanket in her nightgown outside her home waiting for help to come in Gifford, Ill. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to …

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Josh Ramsey recovers items from a house of a family friend after a tornado left a path of devastation through the north end of Pekin, Ill., hitting right about noon Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in seve…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Shirley Wolf says she hung on to her dog Sammy for dear life as a tornado destroyed her home at 306 Delshire in Pekin, Il.,Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sen…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Aimee Royer holds a dog she rescued from debris after a Sunday morning tornado sliced through a subdivision on the North side of Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Royer and her friend, Kendra Gray, at right, said their home was spared. Several homes are cleared down to the foundation.…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

A fire truck and other vehicles lineup near what was left of Curt Zehr’s home about a mile northeast of Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17. Intense thunderstorms spawning tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Mercer)

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

A view of part of Washington, Ill. is seen from Mackenzie Street in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 after a tornado moved through the area. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

A couple walks down a street in the Devonshire subdivision on the North side of Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for …

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

A tree was pulled out of the ground by the roots, collapsing onto a house after a tornado left a path of devastation through the north end of Pekin, Il.,Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central …

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

East Peoria resident Billy Vestal evacuates with his daughter, Lillian Vestal, 3, after a tornado damaged the area near Chestnut Road in East Peoria, Il.,Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

A view of part of Washington, Ill. is seen Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 after a tornado moved through the area. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelte…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

An overturned car rests on top of tree branches and other rubble near the destroyed home of Curt Zehr about a mile northeast of Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17. Intense thunderstorms spawning tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Mercer)

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep through Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep through Midwest

East Peoria resident Billy Vestal evacuates with his daughter, Lillian Vestal, 3, after a tornado damaged the area near Chestnut Road in East Peoria, Il.,Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central…

November 17, 2013 3:06 pm

20 tornadoes recorded in Illinois so far this year

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois has experienced only a third of the number of tornadoes typically recorded over the course of a year, weather officials said.

October 10, 2013 6:15 pm

Police: Beware of tornado relief scams

Natural disasters such as the tornadoes that ripped apart communities in Texas and Oklahoma and the tragedies of Boston and Cleveland bring out an American spirit of giving, especially money to help with relief efforts.

May 22, 2013 8:50 pm
Labor pains save Valpo native, family from tornado

Labor pains save Valpo native, family from tornado

Picking through the debris of his tornado-demolished home Wednesday in Moore, Okla., Valparaiso native Jacob Schroeder hoped he might find things like baby books, the computer with the family's stored pictures or his daughter's favorite stuffed toy.

May 22, 2013 5:38 pm Related

Beware of Tornado Relief Scammers

One of the great things about living in America is the American Spirit and the willingness of people to come to the aid of others during tragic events. The recent tornadoes in Oklahoma have already brought volunteers to the area and others will certainly follow.

May 22, 2013 11:12 am
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