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Tornado sirens giving way to new warning technology

Tornado Sirens - USA Today

On April 10, 2011, tornadoes ripped across Wisconsin, tearing roofs off houses, toppling trees and snapping power lines. In many places, the high winds were greeted with silence as some Cold War-era warning sirens failed because of lost power and other issues — just when they were needed the most.


Wild weather: Floods, snow, tornadoes hit central USA

Rain - USA Today

Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and transportation woes - and a sinkhole in Chicago.


Iran struck by magnitude 7.8 quake

Iran Earthquake - BBC

Iran has been struck by its most powerful earthquake for more than 50 years, with tremors felt across Pakistan, India and the Middle East. The epicentre of the 7.8-magnitude quake was near the south-eastern city of Khash, close to Pakistan.


Avalanche forecaster dies in Big Cottonwood Canyon slide

When Craig Patterson, 34, didn't come home on time, his family in Park City called his co-workers at the Utah Department of Transportation, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal.


Strong storms march toward East Coast after killing 3 and tearing apart homes

Tornado - NBC News

A vast storm system that spawned tornadoes and killed three people marched toward the East Coast on Friday, delivering spring snow and ice to New England and promising to drench some of the country’s most populous cities. On Thursday, storms tore through the Great Plains, Midwest and South.


Deadly tornado hits Mississippi as storm system stretches across East

A destructive storm system draped itself across half the country Thursday, from the Gulf Coast to Canada and with a wingspan from Maine to the Dakotas.


Nearly 3 dozen homes evacuated in Wash. landslide

Landslide - NBC News

Geologists and engineers are assessing the stability of a scenic Puget Sound area after a large landside thundered down a hillside, knocking one house off its foundation and threatening others.

In this aerial photo, a landslide is shown near Coupeville, Wash.


After Sinkhole Death, Experts Say Unwarranted Frenzy Has Ensued

Sinkholes - NY Times

After a man was swallowed by a sinkhole in Tampa, Fla., there seemed to be new ones opening up all over the place, but experts say that’s just what sinkholes do.


California's earthquake early warning system passes major test

Earthquake Warning System

Sensors gave 30 seconds' warning before Monday's desert temblor was felt at Caltech. Scientists hope to get funds to expand the pilot project into a statewide network. In the seismic annals of California, Monday's magnitude 4.7 earthquake was little more than a footnote. It gave Southern California a small morning jolt but caused no damage and was largely shrugged off by noon.


Snow ties up European planes, trains, roads

Frankfurt's airport closed, trains stopped running under the English Channel, and the French army was ordered to help clear roads — all because of a sudden dump of oddly late snowfall on Western Europe.


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