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Lessons from a tornado: what one American town can teach others about disaster recovery

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The tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011 with such fury that afterward, even those who had lived here their entire lives struggled to recognize it. The nearly mile-wide storm wiped away entire neighborhoods an...

Amazon faces lawsuit over deadly tornado warehouse collapse

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The family of a delivery driver who died last month when a tornado collapsed the central Illinois Amazon facility where he worked has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The action on behalf of Austin McEwen, 26, was file...

Tornado Flyer shocks trainer to become biggest-priced winner of King George

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Willie Mullins felt beforehand that he had a fair chance of winning his second King George VI Chase here. What scarcely crossed his mind was that it might arrive thanks to Tornado Flyer and his nephew Danny Mullins, w...

‘I heard a meow’: Kentucky man finds his cat unscathed in rubble nine days after tornado

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Nine days after a tornado demolished his three-story office building in downtown Mayfield, Kentucky, Sonny “Hoot” Gibson was standing in the rubble when he thought he heard a faint meow. It instantly gave him hope tha...

They were forced to stay at work as a tornado bore down. Would a union have saved them?

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Why did eight workers at a Kentucky candle factory and six workers at an Illinois Amazon warehouse die this week? They were killed when a powerful tornado destroyed their workplaces, but it wasn’t really the storm tha...

Biden pledges aid on Kentucky trip: ‘I’ve not seen this much damage from a tornado’

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Joe Biden walked past debris piled shoulder-high, furniture torn to pieces and homes without roofs or walls during a visit Wednesday to a Kentucky town rendered unrecognizable by tornadoes, which brought death and des...

Amazon faces scrutiny over worker safety after tornado strikes warehouse

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Questions over worker safety at Amazon are intensifying once again after a tornado struck an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, on Friday, leaving six people dead and another hospitalized. On Monday, the fede...

‘Not knowing is worse’: tornado survivor at candle factory awaits news of missing boyfriend

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Workers on the night shift at the candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, were part of the holiday rush that was keeping the place going around the clock when a tornado whirled towards the small city and the word went o...

Arkansas tornado: one dead after nursing home ‘pretty much destroyed’

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One person was killed when a tornado ripped through an Arkansas nursing home, while a roof collapsed at an Amazon warehouse in Illinois, reportedly causing many injuries. Craighead county judge Marvin Day told the Ass...

13 Minutes review – tornado movie with plotting as catastrophic as the weather

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Given the increasing frequency of extreme-weather-related catastrophes, you’d think there would be more disaster films out there like this effort, which has a massive tornado hitting middle America at the centre of it...

Sydney storm: BoM warns of potential ‘tornado activity’ before thunderstorms and giant hail hit

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Residents in greater Sydney bunkered down after being warned of potential “tornado activity” on Thursday afternoon and while the worst fears didn’t eventuate the city was hit by a series of thunderstorms that caused f...

Ontario tornado: aerial views show extent of damage to building in Canadian town – video

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A tornado ripped through Barrie, Ontario in Canada on Thursday, injuring at least eight people and destroying about 25 buildings, CBC reported. Police in Barrie, a town 82km (50 miles) north of Toronto, said they were...

‘It’s a tornado’: firefighter captures blaze engulfing California town – video

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A firefighter battling the rapidly growing Beckwourth Complex wildfire in California recorded dramatic conditions near the small town of Doyle that forced the crew to take shelter inside a vehicle as wind and flames r...

California: strong winds form fire tornado during Tennant blaze – video

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Newly released footage of the Tennant fire in California, filmed on 29 June, shows a fire tornado near the Klamath national forest. Large wildfires can heat air so much that huge clouds develop. In strong winds, these...

California: strong winds form fire tornado during Tennant fire – video

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Newly released footage of the Tennant fire in California filmed on 29 June shows a fire tornado near the Klamath national forest. Large wildfires can heat air so much that huge clouds develop. In strong winds, these c...

Man captures moment tornado hits his house in Czech Republic – video

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An eyewitness video captured the moment a tornado hit a house in the southern Czech city of Hodonín on Thursday evening. The footage shows trees being bent and broken by winds that knock through a wall and send debris...

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