Articles tagged "illinois"

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Off-season tornado outbreak hits Midwest, destroying over 100 homes and killing one person

More than 20 preliminary tornadoes were reported across Illinois and Missouri on Saturday evening, December 1, 2018. At least one person was killed, several were injured and at least 100 homes destroyed. The hardest hit area appears to be Taylorville near...

December 02, 2018

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Fourth '100-year flood' hits Pearl City in 14 years, Illinois

A small Illinois town of Pearl City was hit by heavy rain on July 22, 2017, forcing many houses to evacuate. Their fire chief is describing it as a 100-year flood, the fourth in about 14 years. Houses, businesses and cars were severely damaged. Pearl City Fire Chief...

July 24, 2017

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More than 200 000 lost power in Texas, severe weather continues

Powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes left behind serious damage across North Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 and 29, 2017 and caused power outages to more than 200 000 people. NWS SPC warns there is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms Thursday from...

March 30, 2017

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Large and deadly wildfires strike Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado

At least four people have died in Texas Panhandle where wildfires scorched more than 130 000 hectares (320 000 acres) and prompted mandatory evacuations. Large grass fires are also affecting Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma, some of which are also forcing evacuations....

March 07, 2017

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Destructive tornadoes hit Homer and Sidney, Illinois

According to weather officials, 4 confirmed tornadoes have touched down in east central Illinois on Friday night local time, September 9, 2016, causing significant damage. The others were in Vermilion and Clark counties, NWS said. Significant damage was reported in...

September 10, 2016

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More than 1,100 lightning strikes in a single hour in Chicago

Powerful thunderstorms that erupted over northern Illinois produced spectacular lightning, hurricane-force gusts, golf ball-sized hail and a waterspout over Lake Michigan. The National Weather Service says there were more than 1,100 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in

July 01, 2011

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Highest water level for Memphis since 1937

The Mississippi River reached 47.87 feet (14.59 meters) in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 10, 2011, according to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service. It was the highest water level for Memphis since 1937, when the

May 11, 2011