Tuesday, May 28, 2013
When it comes to bad weather, Oklahoma is all too familiar with disaster. Last week's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma was the 74th presidential disaster declared in the state in the past 60 years. The state is No. 1 in tornado disasters and No. 3 for flooding. Congressman Tom Cole discusses the state’s tornado recovery effort—and where relief funding should come from.
Monday, May 27, 2013
One week ago today, a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, killing 24 people, including seven children who died at Plaza Towers Elementary School. The tornado produced winds of more than 200 M.P.H. that leveled whole blocks of homes and businesses. Lindsie Harms, a fifth grade teacher at Plaza Towers Elementary School, explains how the community is coping.
Friday, May 24, 2013
The Oklahoma tornado pressed pause on coverage of the scandal blitz, but only briefly. Blogger Andrew Tyndall of the Tyndall Report found that the tornado filled 91% of the three network evening news hole on Monday, and all of it on Tuesday. But by Wednesday, Tornado coverage dropped to just a third, and scandal crept back in. Brooke talks to political scientist Brendan Nyhan about what it takes for a natural disaster to overwhelm scandal coverage.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Looking at the media's governmental scandal narrative, an American blog rocks Canadian politics, and whistleblowers in the Catholic Church.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
By Tracie Hunte : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
An intense search and rescue operation is underway in Moore, Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City suburb of 56,000 people that received the brunt of the damage from Monday’s level five tornado.
Monday, May 20, 2013
A huge storm swept through swaths of the Midwest this weekend creating tornadoes that touched ground in Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma. Rachel Hubbard is associate director at KOSU in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the first tornado touched down about a half mile from her house.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
VIDEO. Two tornadoes struck the outer edges of New York City on Saturday, hurling debris into the air and knocking out power but causing no serious injuries among startled residents accustomed to thinking of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon.
Saturday, September 08, 2012
VIDEO: The National Weather Service says a second, stronger tornado touched down in Brooklyn moments after the first hit a beachside area in Queens — hurling debris in the air, knocking out power and startling residents who once thought of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
One year ago today, the devastating tornado in Joplin left 161 people dead, and hundreds more injured. Thousands of buildings were destroyed, including the town's high school, middle school and elementary school. Susan Moore plans to attend the groundbreaking ceremony or a new school. Susan is a Kindergarten teacher at Irving Elementary.
Monday, April 16, 2012
“This is a life-threatening situation. You could be killed if not underground or in a tornado shelter.” That was the explicit public warning heard in communities across five states over the weekend as a weather pattern idea for the creation of severe storms lived up to its billing by weather forecasters. More than 100 tornadoes in 24 hours hit following an extraordinarily clear and persistent series of warnings days in advance. But the warning did nothing to temper the severity of the storms. Michael Kimball is a reporter with The Oklahoman, the largest daily newspaper in Oklahoma.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Small towns across the South and Midwest continue to rebuild this week after a series of deadly tornadoes and storms swept through late last week. What happens when the destruction of a town is so severe that you can’t pick up the pieces? What happens if you can’t patch a community back together?
Marysville is a small town in southeast Indiana. It’s the type of town with only one store, a community center, a church, and a couple dozen houses, all confined to little more than a single block. Today, the town lies in ruins. A twister swept through last Friday, destroying nearly all of the homes and ripping apart the community center and church.
Monday, March 05, 2012
A powerful storm system stretching across a dozen states in the Midwest and the South brought on between 80 to 100 tornadoes over the weekend, leveling entire towns and killing 39 people. In total, 17 million people were affected by the storms. The town of Henryville, Indiana was among one of the hardest hit when an "EF4" level tornado with windspeeds of over 175 miles-per-hour tore through the town.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
A storm system moving across the Midwest Wednesday morning caused tornadoes from Kansas to Kentucky. At least twelve people were killed; six deaths were reported in the city of Harrisburg, Illinois alone where the most damage occurred. The severe weather also tore through country music resort city Branson, Missouri destructing the heart of the city's tourist district.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
A devastating tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, on May 22 of this year. One hundred sixty people were killed, and nearly a thousand were injured. According to the National Weather Service, as much as 75 percent of the city was damaged. Three days later, Susan Moore and Regina Jones, two Joplin public school teachers, joined The Takeaway to discuss its effects on the city's schools, which were closed for the remainder of the school year. Scott Meeker, enterprise editor of the Joplin Globe, also came on the program to discuss his efforts to reconnect people over Facebook. The Takeaway speaks to them again for an update on Joplin many months after the storm.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
A very rare event happened In the northeastern part of the United States yesterday. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Mineral, Virginia sent tremors outward, all the way north to New York and New England, and south to North Carolina. Limited damage was reported and some even found the event to be exciting. The earthquake follows a number of natural disasters we have witnessed this year, including Japan's massive quake and tsunami, tornadoes ravaging southern states and the Mississippi River rising to historic levels, flooding cities in its path. And now Hurricane Irene, which experts predict could turn into a category 4 storm, and may hit Florida on Friday.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for New York City and parts of Northern New Jersey and Connecticut through 8 p.m. tonight.