A wave crashed over the tidal wall along the boardwalk Saturday as Hurricane Irene approached Ocean City, Md. (Ricky Carioti – Washington Post) Updated 11:54 a.m. ET
With less than $1 billion currently available for federal disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is temporarily suspending payments to rebuild roads, schools and other structures destroyed during spring tornadoes in Joplin, Mo. and southern states in order to [...]
JOPLIN, Mo. — The number of persons unaccounted-for following the EF-5 tornado on May 22 in Joplin has been reduced to 10, the Missouri Department of Public Safety said Tuesday.State officials also released the names of 123 persons who died following the tornado.All persons once classified as reported dead by their families, but awaiting scientific confirmation of their identities, have now been identified and their [...]
My name is Dr. Kevin Kikta, and I was one of two emergency room doctors who were on duty at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, MO on Sunday, May 22, 2011.
You never know that it will be the most important day of your life until the day is over. The day started like any other day for me: waking up, eating, going to the [...]
Like most University of Alabama students, April Fuller was shaken up after the events of April 27.
She vividly remembers the yellow sky and the awful sound of the EF-4 tornado as it plowed through Forest Lake, three blocks from her home on Meador Drive, decimating homes and forever changing the landscape of the town she has called home for two years.
“I honestly thought that was a [...]
JOPLIN, Mo. – More than 230 people remain unaccounted for four days after the deadliest single tornado in more than six decades tore through the middle of Joplin, Missouri officials said Thursday.
Officials released a list of names, and Andrea Spillars, deputy director and general counsel for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, urged any survivors on the list to check in.
Officials said previously they believe [...]
PIEDMONT, Okla. (AP) — When three tornadoes marched toward Oklahoma City and its suburbs, thousands of people in the path benefited from good forecasts, luck and live television to avoid the kind of catastrophe that befell Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo.
Although at least 15 people died in the latest round of violent weather that started Tuesday, schools and offices closed early, giving many families plenty of time to take shelter. [...]
MSNBC has suspended Ed Schultz for one week without pay for calling Laura Ingraham a ‘right-wing slut’ on his radio program Tuesday.
“Remarks of this nature are unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” MSNBC said in a statement Wednesday evening.
Schultz will address the remarks on his television show Wednesday night, and begin his leave immediately afterward, MSNBC said.
“MSNBC management met with Ed Schultz this afternoon and accepted his offer to [...]
It’s no secret that members of Congress are political insiders, but an extensive new survey suggests they may also be insiders when it comes to trading stocks.
A study published in the journal Business and Politics Wednesday found that members of the House of Representatives outperform the average investor when it comes to buying and selling stocks by 55 basis points per month, or six percent annually.
“We find strong evidence [...]
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Joplin, Mo. – A 54-year-old Missouri woman has died after suffering a heart attack when told of her father’s death in the Joplin tornado.
Newton County Coroner Mark Bridges says the woman who died Tuesday didn’t immediately learn of her father’s death in the historic storm that has killed more than 120 people. He did not know her father’s age or the circumstances [...]
Survivors begin to gather the pieces of their lives two days after a killer tornado ravaged neighborhoods in Joplin, Mo., May 24, 2011. A large tornado moved through much of the city Sunday, damaging a hospital and hundreds of homes and businesses. (Tannen Maury/EPA)
The death toll from the monster tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., rose to at least 124 today, even as a new system of [...]
Volunteers look for victims of a devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., on Tuesday.
JOPLIN, Mo. — About 1,500 people are unaccounted for in this battered city, a Fire Department official said Tuesday, as rescue workers took advantage of a few hours of sunny weather to continue searching for survivors in buildings leveled by the country’s deadliest tornado in more than 60 years. At least 117 people have [...]
Sadly, given the events in Joplin, Mo. and Minneapolis this past weekend, we are not through with severe weather this week. Not by a longshot.
The ingredients are in place for a classic Plains tornado outbreak Tuesday. Let’s first highlight the area of greatest risk, then step through why this is the case.
Tuesday’s Outbreak Forecast
NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center typically issues a high risk for severe t-storms only when a major severe [...]
The deadly tornado that flattened much of Joplin, Mo., caused up to $3 billion worth of damage, according to an Eqecat estimate.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., killing at least 117 people, may have caused up to $3 billion worth of damage, according to an estimate from a catastrophe risk modeling firm released Tuesday.
Eqecat Inc. estimated that the tornado that flattened the [...]
JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin officials are putting the fatality count from Sunday’s tornado at 116 as of this afternoon, but the death toll is still expected to climb. More than 1,000 people have been transported to area hospitals since the storm hit.
More than 1,150 people have been treated for injuries stemming from the tornado that struck Joplin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Freeman Health System in Joplin treated [...]
“Joplin gets hit again by high winds and hail. Another round of tornadoes possible Tuesday…”
Dozens are dead and even more injured after nearly 50 tornadoes tore though parts of the Midwest on Sunday.
At least 89 people were killed in Joplin, Mo., which received the worst of the severe weather.
If the death toll in Joplin reaches >115, it will be in the top 10 deadliest tornadoes in all [...]
NOTE: Having happened before the era of comprehensive damage surveys, some of these events may have been composed of multiple tornadoes along a damage path. Death counts for events in the 1800s and early 1900s should be treated as estimates since recordkeeping of tornado deaths was erratic back then.
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JOPLIN, Mo. – Tornadoes ripped through parts of the Midwest on Sunday, killing at least one person in Minneapolis and an unknown number of others in Missouri, where a massive twister flattened a large area of one city and heavily damaged a hospital.
Damage was widespread across part of the southwest Missouri city of Joplin. John Campbell, operations director for the Missouri State Emergency Management [...]
WAVERLY, Mo. — Authorities said a tornado struck a Joplin hospital Sunday and caused the roofs of two city fire stations to collapse.
Jasper County Emergency Management Director Keith Stammer said the St. John’s Regional Medical Center on the city’s south side took a “direct hit.” He said there are multiple reports of injuries from the twister that struck around 6 p.m. Sunday.
A spokeswoman at the hospital’s sister facility, Cora Scott, [...]