In wild run of weather, tornadoes set US record

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For 12 consecutive days, the government's Storm Prediction Center has logged reports of at least eight tornadoes daily, a destructive and impressive streak that constitutes a record -- at least for now.

"The fact that it's been persistent is unusual, but not unprecedented," said Bill Bunting, chief of the forecast operations branch at the storm...Read more

Hidden by rain, tornado tore damage path of 40 or 50 miles in Kansas; 2nd hit Missouri

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The trail of damage left behind by tornadoes that tore through the Kansas City area Tuesday night will be investigated by survey teams from the National Weather Service offices in Topeka and Pleasant Hill.

The teams left early Wednesday morning to survey the area where the storms passed through, and will work toward ...Read more

11 reported injured, widespread damage reported after tornado hits Kansas

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After a tornado ripped through northeastern Kansas Tuesday evening, at least 11 people were reported injured in Douglas County, several homes were damaged and more than 13,000 were without power.

In Lawrence police reported large trees down, along with power lines and debris along roads on the southeastern edge of the city. ...Read more

Military bases preparing for this hurricane season are still reeling from the last

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WASHINGTON -- More than 150 members of the North Carolina National Guard gathered in Raleigh this month, with the damage from Hurricane Florence in 2018 still on their minds.

On a 40-foot map of the state, they began moving North Carolina's guard units around like chess pieces, to set the order of battle for the next major storm.

"We go ...Read more

Kansas, Missouri governors activate National Guards, request help for flooding

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The governors of Kansas and Missouri are calling for help as the two states recover from several rounds of severe weather that brought flooding and tornadoes.

The Missouri National Guard was activated Monday afternoon to help respond to flooded areas. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson posted on Twitter: "As our state continues to ...Read more


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