This footage is insane.
This footage is insane.
See photos of the widespread storm and its aftermath in the Northeast. Yep, this is probably what the apocalypse will look like.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the EF-5 tornado that devastated the town of Joplin, Missouri. The tornado left behind is responsible for 161 deaths and hundreds of injuries, but one year later there are signs that the town is beginning to recover. Truly amazing stuff.
The six ounce kitten was found clinging to the top of a tree last year after miraculously surviving a tornado. Since then he’s become a local celebrity.
The photographers who got close enough to capture these images have nerves of solid steel. The string of tornadoes that ripped through Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska over the weekend produced these amazing images.
A scrap of good news in the wake of the powerful twisters that swept through Texas, destroying homes and hurtling semi-trucks through the air. Fortunately no one was killed or seriously injured during the dozen or so tornadoes that hit the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
I’m glad I’m not in North Texas today.
Stay safe Texas! Raw footage of the powerful destructive force of Nature.
Here’s a surveillance video taken from inside a school bus right as a tornado throws it into a wall. You can only imagine how grizzly the aftermath would be if the children hadn’t been successfully evacuated. (via doobybrain.com)
The Cat 5 twister was reconstructed using computer simulations. Last month, NASA’s new Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a stunning image of a dust devil swirling about on the planet’s rocky surface.
To add insult to injury, tornado-ravaged Indiana was hit by snow over the weekend. It looks downright apocalyptic.
This is an absolutely incredible and heartbreaking story. UPDATE: Unfortunately the little girl passed away from her injuries.
This is alternately heartwarming and heartbreaking. More twisters ravaged the the Midwest and the South today, claiming at least 3 lives on top of the 12 that were lost earlier this week. This is at least one spot of good news amid all the devastation.
Severe storms and powerful tornadoes ripped through the Midwest last night, killing at least 12 people in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. Branson, MO, Harveyville, KS and Harrisburg, IL were hardest hit.
And you thought “Twister” was bad! Last week, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite captured these stunning images of magnetically captured plasma moving like a tornado across the sun’s surface. But even more stunning than this video of the solar tornado are its statistics: it’s estimated to be about as large as Earth itself, with wind gusts approaching 300,000 mph and a temperature of 15,000 degrees fahrenheit. Uh… wow.
Can you spot why the Oklahoma Insurance Department had to apologize profusely after this e-mail was sent to hundreds of people? This mass e-mail asking for nominations for awards at the National Tornado Preparedness Summit has one very unusual criterion. Busted (works on a few levels here)!
The city of Blagoveshchensk in eastern Russia was hit by a massive tornado Sunday night. There was extensive damage, and while numerous injuries have been reported only one fatality has been confirmed. (via) Watch Video ›
Never Late. EVER. Watch Video ›
A series of tornadoes in Western Massachusetts caught 19 communities off guard yesterday, killing at least 4 and wounding over 200. These are the first tornado-related casualties in the state since 1995. View List ›
Elephants helped move vehicles in Joplin, MO on Saturday after the Picadilly circus was forced to cancel their show. Watch Video ›
Will Norton and his father were on their way home from Will’s high school graduation when the Joplin tornado struck. Despite his father’s frantic efforts to hold on to him, Will was sucked through the sun roof of their vehicle by the tornado. His father is in stable condition, but Will is still missing. Will Norton was known as Willdabeest on Youtube, where his video journals had been seen over 1.6 million times. His family has established a Facebook page to try and find him. Just one of hundreds of tragic stories to come out of Joplin. View List ›
Despite almost unimaginable carnage from the recent tornado, as this AP photo of a destroyed home in Joplin demonstrates, these people are showing a remarkably resilient sense of humor. Bless you guys. Here are some links to offer help. View Image ›
Stunning footage from a news team caught in one of the tornadoes near Oklahoma City. Power poles dance in midair as their vehicle is swept off the road. The crew from KFOR miraculously survived without injury. Others across the region weren’t so lucky. This twister was one of more than 30 that struck Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas last night. At least 13 people are dead. Watch Video ›
The massive tornado which struck Joplin, Missouri has killed at least 123 people, making it the deadliest twister in the United States in nearly 60 years. President Obama has declared Joplin a disaster area and will visit the area on Sunday. View List ›
At least 115 are dead in Joplin, Missouri following a massive EF4 tornado, one of many twisters that tore through the Midwest last night. As can be seen in these awful images of destruction, the death toll in Joplin is expected to rise. View List ›
Alabama hit particularly hard as dozens of tornadoes rip through the United States.
Every one of these videos is absolutely, bone-chillingly scary. That tornado was HUGE. View List ›
Multiple videos of a massive, deadly funnel cloud and aftermath in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Read More ›