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Midwest Storms

Baseball-Sized Hail, Tornadoes Reported In Midwest

AP | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Baseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath ...

Funnel Clouds, Hail And Heavy Rain Pound Midwest

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green

By Kevin Murphy April 3 (Reuters) - A storm front packing funnel clouds, large hail and heavy rains rolled through the Midwest and so...

Late-Season Tornadoes Kill 6

AP | DAVID MERCER and DON BABWIN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least six people dead and unlea...

Major Tornado Hits Illinois

Reuters | James B. Kelleher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

CHICAGO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - A fast-moving storm system triggered multiple tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana on Sunday, killing at least two people, in...

Midwest Under High Storm Threat

AP | By DON BABWIN and DAVID MERCER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least six people dead and unlea...

Unusually Massive Line Of Storms Aim At Midwest

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green

CHICAGO — A massive line of storms packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds rolled through the Midwest Wednesday evening driving people i...

Severe Storms Hit Midwest With Snow, Ice, Winds

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

SHUQUALAK, Miss. — A strong spring storm that socked the Midwest with ice and heavy, wet snow made its way east, raking the South with tornadoes...

Thousands Lose Power In Overnight Storms, Heat Wave Relief Arrives

Posted 07.19.2012 | Chicago

Thousands in the Chicago lost power overnight after a series of thunderstorms moved into the area, bringing both much-needed rainfall and some relief ...

Midwest Tornadoes And Other Extreme Weather Of The Week

Posted 04.15.2012 | Green

This weekend saw severe storms and tornadoes rip through several midwest states. By early Sunday morning, five people were reported dead in Oklahoma. ...

'Life-Threatening' Storms Feared This Weekend

AP | TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 06.14.2012 | Green

OMAHA, Neb. — Tornadoes were spotted across the Midwest and Plains Saturday as an outbreak of unusually strong weather seized the region, and fo...

Illinois Storm Death Toll Climbs

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green

HARRISBURG, Ill. — Crews cleared splintered plywood and smashed appliances from small-town neighborhoods Thursday, a day after tornadoes killed ...

Death Toll Climbs From Midwest Storm

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green

HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say 10 killed in Illinois town of Harrisburg when storms slam state...

Death Toll Climbs From Midwest Storm

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green

HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — A hospital administrator in the southern Illinois city of Harrisburg says at least three people were killed in a severe stor...

Cantor the Grinch

Shan Wells | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
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Missouri Democrat: GOP Is 'Heartless' For Insisting On Offsets for Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are increasingly divided over whether to pay for a massive emergency aid package for those hit by the storms pummeling...

Missouri Tornado Hits 4 Schools; District 'Extremely Worried'

The Associated Press | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education

A massive tornado plowed through the southwest Missouri city of Joplin on Sunday evening, killing at least 89 people and significantly damaging four s...

Tornadoes Reported Throughout Midwest, High Winds Continue

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A massive storm making its way through a big chunk of the nation brought a bit of everything: strong winds, rain, tornadoes and now ev...

Massive Storm Batters Midwest: Strong Winds, Torrential Rain Hit Chicago

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A massive storm with wind gusts up to 81 mph howled across the nation's midsection Tuesday, snapping trees and power lines, ripping of...

PHOTOS: 'Chiclone' Batters Midwest, Damage Widespread

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What was dubbed a "chiclone" on Twitter did not prove to be particularly brutal in Chicago. While heavy rain and strong winds caused power outages and...

MIDWEST STORMS: Fatal Winds Wreak Havoc In Missouri, Southern Illinois

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS — Powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes battered parts of the Midwest on Friday, leaving four people dead, collapsing a church and knoc...

Kentucky Ice Storm: Nearly 1M Still Without Power

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER and BETSY TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MAYFIELD, Ky. — Gov. Steve Beshear deployed every last one of his Army National Guardsmen on Saturday, with his state still reeling after a dead...

Plains Storms Kill 2, Disrupt Olympic Hopefuls

AP | ANNA JO BRATTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OMAHA, Neb. — Severe storms with strong winds swept through the Plains on Friday, forcing swimmers practicing for U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha t...

Storms bring new round of destruction to Midwest

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

EMMAVILLE, Minn. — Strong storms smashed houses, deluged neighborhoods and left thousands without power across the Midwest on Friday in the late...