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2011: Fourteen billion-dollar weather disasters, most in U.S. history

Through August, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) estimated that ten weather disasters costing at least $1 billion had hit the U.S., at total cost of up to $45 billion. However, the October 29 snow storm brings us up to eleven billion-dollar disasters. Flood

December 01, 2011

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Tornado storm strike UK

A storm described as a "tornado" has left an aftermath of damage in a part of northern England. The violent storm struck Greater Manchester Tuesday afternoon downing trees and damaging homes. Witnesses described skies going "pitch black" and "all whirling around," as

December 01, 2011

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More than 20 tornadoes and severe thunderstorms hit Southeast US

A total of 23 tornadoes were sighted across the South on Wednesday (some sightings were likely of the same twister), while the National Weather Service received dozens of reports of thunderstorm wind damage. Deadly tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms tearing across

November 17, 2011

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Two deadly tornadoes hit South Africa

A deadly tornado hit the township of Duduza in South Africa on Sunday. An 8-year-old child died and more than 160 people were injured when the twister struck Duduza, about 40 miles east of Johannesburg, destroying dozens of houses, many of them tin shacks, according...

October 04, 2011

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Lee spawns mass tornadoes touchdown from Mississippi to Georgia, floods, wildfires across Texas

Flooding isn't the only threat Tropical Rainstorm Lee brings to the Southeast. Tornadoes have been touching down from Mississippi to Alabama, Georgia and Florida, and more are likely to be spawned across the Southeast through Tuesday.The area at greatest risk today

September 06, 2011

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Hurricane Irene makes landfall

Irene is a category 1 Hurricane with sustained winds of 85 m.p.h. Its effects so far have included 4 deaths in North Carolina, hundreds of trees uprooted, power outages, and structural damage. Structural damage, though minor so far in most places, has also been of a

August 27, 2011

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NOAA increases predicted number of named storms

The following is a release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) on Aug. 4, 2011."NOAA issued its updated 2011 Atlantic hurricane season outlook today, raising the number of expected named storms from its pre-season outlook issued in May.

August 06, 2011

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Rare tornado ravaged Blagoveshchensk, Russia

A whirlwind that struck the eastern Russian city of Blagoveshchensk on Sunday night was the country’s first ever "city tornado," a meteorologist reported. The 13-minute twister that killed one person and injured dozens of others in Blagoveshchensk, a city of around

August 01, 2011

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Tornadoes rip through central Poland

While Poland is still in the grips of a low pressure front sweeping eastwards, causing heavy rainfall and expected hailstorms in southern regions of the country, emergency services and residents are inspecting yesterday’s damage in the central Mazovian and Lodz

July 15, 2011

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Aggressive fungus zygomycosis strikes Joplin tornado victims

It would seem this city has already suffered enough - after 151 people were killed and 6,000 homes destroyed by a fatal twister. But now health officials say flying debris from last month’s deadly tornado is to blame for an outbreak of a potentially deadly fungal

June 13, 2011

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Frequent tornadoes a symptom of jet stream change

The unusually large number of severe tornadoes this year may be a sign of large-scale changes in the jet stream. When the events happen frequently such as the destruction of Joplin, Mo., the outbreak of multiple tornadoes in Alabama, and the northeast outbreak in...

June 05, 2011

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Tornadoes davastate western Massachusetts, Springfield hit hardest

At least two confirmed tornadoes descended upon towns in western Massachusetts on Wednesday, leaving at least four dead and smashing homes and buildings across a 40-mile stretch, state officials and witnesses reported. The storms struck shortly after 4 p.m. in

June 02, 2011

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Severe weather threat moving to New England, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast

Wednesday storms spawned softball-sized hail in Georgia and damaging winds  in upstate York, but no fatalities were reported, as of posting.SPC received a total of 1,017 severe weather reports across 14 states  on Wednesday (preliminary data) including 96

May 27, 2011

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1 500 missing after Joplin, Missouri tornado

Residents of tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri continued picking up the pieces, totaling the damages and counting their blessings Wednesday. The tornado that struck the community Sunday killed at least 125 people, in what authorities said was the deadliest single...

May 25, 2011

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Deadly tornadoes sweep the Midwest, 75% of city Joplin destroyed

A powerful tornado barreled through Joplin, Missouri leaving a wide path of destruction and killing at least 30. The tornado leveled a residential area of the city (population: 50 000) estimated to be as large as 20 blocks. Many people are believed to be trapped...

May 23, 2011

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Tornado ravaged austrian village Müllendorf (Burgenland)

Peacefull town  Müllendorf in austrian district of Eisenstadt-Umgebung was hit by unusual event this Saturday.  A 80 meter wide tornado swept directly over the houses and gardens, covered dozens  homes, uprooted trees and three houses rattled. A weather phenomenon

May 16, 2011

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Two tornadoes target Iowan town Lenox

Buildings leveled, roofs blown off and the debris covered the small town. At least 35 blocks in the small Iowan town of Lenox (pop: 1,407) in Taylor County  received some damage..The first tornado was an EF0 with a peak wind of about 80MPH (width of 0.3mile; path

May 14, 2011