tornado http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Author Lee Sandlin On The History Of Tornado Chasing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/author-lee-sandlin-history-tornado-chasing <p>This is the time of year when we begin to worry about severe weather. From thunderstorms to hail, high winds to tornados, we get more than our share.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:56:51 +0000 Camille Phillips & Don Marsh 34949 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Author Lee Sandlin On The History Of Tornado Chasing NWS: Nine Tornadoes Hit The St. Louis Area May 31 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nws-nine-tornadoes-hit-st-louis-area-may-31 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service says there were a total of nine tornadoes in the St. Louis region <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-area-recovering-severe-storms">on Friday night</a>.</span></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:21:08 +0000 Bill Raack 27126 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NWS: Nine Tornadoes Hit The St. Louis Area May 31 Mo. Atty. Gen.'s Office Looking Into Price Gouging And Scam Reports After Tornadoes Last Week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-atty-gens-office-looking-price-gouging-and-scam-reports-after-tornadoes-last-week <p>The <a href="https://www.ago.mo.gov/">Missouri Attorney General's office</a> is warning the public to be on guard against price gouging following last week's round of tornadoes and thunderstorms that pounded the St. Louis area.</p><p>Joe Bindbeutel&nbsp;is Chief Counsel of&nbsp;the Attorney General's <a href="http://ago.mo.gov/Consumer-Protection.htm">Consumer Protection Division</a>.&nbsp; He&nbsp;says so far they've received some second-hand reports of price gouging.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 23:56:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27069 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Atty. Gen.'s Office Looking Into Price Gouging And Scam Reports After Tornadoes Last Week Severe Weather Hits St. Louis Area http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/severe-weather-hits-st-louis-area <p><a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=MOZ063&amp;warncounty=MOC189&amp;firewxzone=MOZ063&amp;local_place1=&amp;product1=Tornado+Watch">The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch</a> for St. Louis City and several Missouri counties, including Iron, Jefferson, Madison, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve and Washington. <strong>The Tornado Watch is in effect until 11 a.m.</strong></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:22:04 +0000 Julie Bierach 25546 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Severe Weather Hits St. Louis Area Wrongful death suit filed in wake of Joplin disaster http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wrongful-death-suit-filed-wake-joplin-disaster <p>The wife and daughter of man killed inside a Walmart store when a massive tornado hit Joplin are suing.</p><p><a href="http://www.joplinglobe.com/crime_and_courts/x2056649811/Tornado-victim-s-family-names-Joplin-Wal-Mart-in-wrongful-death-suit">The Joplin Globe</a> reported that the wrongful death lawsuit names Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the store's manager as defendants. The case, initially filed in Jasper County Circuit Court, was transferred Friday to federal court.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:34:24 +0000 The Associated Press 4623 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wrongful death suit filed in wake of Joplin disaster Bridgeton still waiting on 'Good Friday Tornado' funding http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bridgeton-still-waiting-good-friday-tornado-funding <p>Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is asking the State Emergency Management Agency to explain why the St. Louis suburb of Bridgeton has not received $500,000 in FEMA funds to help it recover from the 2011 Good Friday tornado.</p><p>Kinder chairs an interim legislative committee on disaster preparedness, response and recovery, which agreed today to give SEMA 48 hours to respond.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 22:50:54 +0000 Joseph Leahy 4232 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bridgeton still waiting on 'Good Friday Tornado' funding Harrisburg tornado's death toll rises to 8, months after storm http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/harrisburg-tornados-death-toll-rises-8-months-after-storm <p>A February <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/death-toll-harrisburg-tornado-7">tornado that tore through a&nbsp;section of the southern Illinois town of Harrisburg</a> has claimed an&nbsp;eighth victim.</p><p>Saline County&#39;s coroner says 74-year-old R. Blaine Mauney of&nbsp;Harrisburg died Thursday at a relative&#39;s home of injuries he&nbsp;sustained in the Feb. 29 tornado Feb. 29.</p><p>According to authorities, Mauney had been in several hospitals&nbsp;since the tornado that injured about 100 other people.</p><p>Mauney&#39;s funeral services are pending.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 21:35:51 +0000 The Associated Press 3834 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Harrisburg tornado's death toll rises to 8, months after storm A year after Good Friday tornado, Lambert Airport shows few scars http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/year-after-good-friday-tornado-lambert-airport-shows-few-scars <p>A massive tornado <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/term/good-friday-tornado">tore through the St. Louis area a year ago this Sunday</a>. Lambert Airport was hit particularly hard, but few signs of the damage remain today. &nbsp;</p><p>Congressman Lacy Clay of St. Louis recalls seeing the airport just hours after the tornado struck on Good Friday.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 22:13:08 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3545 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A year after Good Friday tornado, Lambert Airport shows few scars Quinn announces aid to southern Ill. tornado victims http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-announces-aid-southern-ill-tornado-victims <p>Harrisburg and other southern Illinois&nbsp;communities affected by <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deaths-damage-following-sweep-severe-storms-through-branson-mo-harrisburg-ill">a deadly tornado in February</a> are getting up&nbsp;to $13 million in state and Small Business Administration aid.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 16:47:13 +0000 The Associated Press 3407 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn announces aid to southern Ill. tornado victims New, ramped-up tornado warnings to start Monday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-ramped-tornado-warnings-start-monday <p>As of Monday, the National Weather Service will be issuing a new kind of tornado warning in Missouri and Kansas.</p><p>The new, more forceful and explicit messages are designed to get attention and drive people to take shelter during dangerous storms.</p> Sun, 01 Apr 2012 22:20:46 +0000 The Associated Press & VĂ©ronique LaCapra 3403 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New, ramped-up tornado warnings to start Monday