Amid the damage from tornadoes last night in Oklahoma and Arkansas, a high school student inspired people on Twitter by snapping this picture. Chase Moore, who lives in Moore, Oklahoma, noticed that a snapped telephone pole had become suspended from power lines.
Maria Molina reported live this morning amid the devastation in Mayflower, Arkansas, located about 25 miles north of Little Rock. Tornadoes ripped through the area Sunday night, leaving at least 16 people dead in the state. At least two more deaths have been reported in Oklahoma and Iowa from other tornadoes.
It’s been less than a month since massive tornadoes tore through central Oklahoma killing dozens or people and wiping out countless homes. Country music icon Ronnie Dunn is one of many stars participating in a July 6th benefit concert for the victims of the storms.
Michael Morgan, a meteorologist in Oklahoma is facing serious criticism that he’s to blame for the deaths of five people in last month’s tornado. A woman named Virginia Shrum said she and her family were watching coverage on KFOR, an NBC affiliate, while discussing whether to hide in the house or leave.
Should storm chasers be discouraged from risking their lives or is the research they gather too valuable to stop? With gusts up to 165 miles per hour and debris flying through the air, death is a likely outcome if you’re caught in the middle of a tornado. Sadly, three professional storm chasers were killed in Friday’s Oklahoma tornado.
Three veteran storm chasers - Tim Samaras, his son, Paul, and their colleague Carl Young - were killed in a tornado Friday night, leading some to question whether storm chasing should be banned.
The deadly storms in the Midwest have claimed 15 lives including three people were killed in flash flooding in Arkansas.
Storm chaser Brandon Sullivan and his pals were on the road in Oklahoma with the tornado not far behind them. The intense video proves to be one of the most dramatic scenes from Friday’s deadly twister.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin reacted to the tornado that hit Oklahoma on Friday. The storm hit during rush hour and left behind 10 to 12 inches of rain in some areas. Gov. Fallin said that after the May 20 tornado that hit Moore, Okla., many people decided to leave their homes this time around. As a result, I-35 and I-40 were clogged up. The governor contacted fire patrol and the department of transportation to direct people in the safest direction.
The death toll has risen to nine people after Friday's tornadoes in Oklahoma.
One Oklahoma woman’s quick thinking during Friday’s tornado likely saved her and children’s lives. Beverly Allam packed up her son and daughter and hit the road only to get stuck in traffic. As the skies grew darker and the storm crept up behind them, Allam stopped at a convenience store where she and her family hid in a freezer along with 50 strangers.
As the sun rises over Oklahoma, we’re getting the first images of the devastation from Friday’s tornadoes brought.