As you all likely know by now, a massive tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma around 3 PM yesterday. According to CNN, the two-mile-wide tornado, which lasted for 40 minutes and covered 22 miles, has completely devastated the Oklahoma City suburb, destroying homes, schools, hospitals, and unfortunately, taking lives.
April 23-25, 1908, saw one of the worst bouts of severe weather in the U.S. – the Dixie Tornado Outbreak. Violent storms broke out from Texas to Tennessee, producing tornadoes in 13 states, including one F5 and two F4 tornadoes. One of the tornadoes, which spawned on April 24, 1908, leveled Purvis, MS, causing over 100 injuries and deaths, making it one of the top 10 deadliest storms in U.S. history.
Just in time for tornado and hurricane season, we are very pleased to officially announce availability of the American Red Cross ZoneGuard weather alert clock radio.
April marks the beginning of tornado season. Are serious tornadoes predicted for 2012? A look back at 2011 severe weather trends and weather experts’ opinions on what’s coming in 2012 will help you stay ahead of the storms.
Once again, our hearts are heavy as people across the South and Midwest regions have been devastated by tornadoes. Over the weekend, 42 tornadoes in 10 states destroyed homes and cities in the blink of an eye. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of these families.
Sadly, these storms have still left many people in need of help.
Citizens across the US are coming together to raise money and provide assistance to all storm victims, but especially those in Alabama. Here is a list of a few of the different ways that you can help offer relief:
Natural disasters are serious and nothing to scoff at (which is why we always stress preparedness). However, over the years, we’ve seen natural disasters like tornadoes, tsunamis and earthquakes show up in film.
Did you know that there are over 1,200 tornadoes a year in the US? This number is more than any other country in the world, so you need to ask yourself “am I prepared for a tornado?”