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Colin McDermott
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Are You Prepared? What Your Tornado Safety Kit Should Include

All this week, the National Weather Service has been issuing stern warnings about a “Life-Threatening” tornado outbreak spanning through the plains and possibly affecting our listening area this Saturday. Research of similar outbreaks in the past has shown time and again that with a little planni

AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather.com
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High Risk of Tornado Outbreak in Texoma This Weekend

According to AccuWeather.com, the risk for a life-threatening, large outbreak of tornadoes across much of Texoma is about as high as it gets.

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The Weather Channel via Twitter
The Weather Channel via Twitter
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Watch Incredible Footage of Tornadoes Descending on Dallas [VIDEOS]

The Dallas/Fort Worth region in Texas has been besieged by tornadoes Tuesday, leaving most counties in the northern part of the state under a tornado watch.

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YouTube
YouTube
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Did This Woman Use Prayer to Chase Away a Tornado?

Tornadoes wreaked havoc in the middle parts of the US on Friday, killing 39 people in five states. Storms of this force and magnitude can strike in an instant, and typically the only thing you can do if you find yourself in the deadly storm’s crosshairs is hope you are able to get to a storm cellar.

However, one woman in the West Liberty, Kentucky area decided to take on a tornado head on with prayer. Judging from the video, some people think her technique may have worked.

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Massive Tornado Caught on Film in West Liberty, Kentucky

Nature’s force is at times awe-inspiring, but often downright scary. A woman in West Liberty, Kentucky experienced this first hand when she captured footage of a huge tornado heading towards her direction.

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William Thomas Cain, Getty Images
William Thomas Cain, Getty Images
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Texoma Weather Delays and Cancellations

Here’s the current list of delays/closings we have for Wichita Falls and surrounding areas for Monday, February 13.

We will update as needed so please check back often for new information.

Archer City ISD—start at 10:00 am, buses run 2 hours late

Bellvue  ISD—start 10 am

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Edwin Martinez1, Flickr / Scott Olson, Getty Images / Mario Tama, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Edwin Martinez1, Flickr / Scott Olson, Getty Images / Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Mother Nature’s Top 10 Freakout Moments of 2011

Every year, Mother Nature likes to remind us who’s the boss and 2011 was no different. In fact, it was the second most expensive year on record for insurers, costing $108 billion. Here’s a look back at the 10 most memorable natural disasters of 2011 in chronological order.

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Massive Dust Storm Creates Serious Wedding Drama [VIDEO]

In what we’re hoping isn’t a bad omen, a dust storm rolls into a wedding ceremony, blinding the bride and groom and obscuring nearly everything. Let’s hope the band didn’t play ‘Dust in the Wind’ during the reception.  

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photo by Denise Harris
photo by Denise Harris
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Massive Dust Storm Engulfs West Texas [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

Dust, wind and more dust is what the folks in Lubbock had to contend with on Monday afternoon as a powerful front pushed into Texas.  Winds gusting up to 60 MPH kicked up the West Texas sand, reducing visibility and making most any task nearly impossible for a time

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Category: Severe Weather
Mark Wilson, Getty Images
Mark Wilson, Getty Images
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Hurricane Irene Marches North, Claiming Four Lives Thus Far [MAP, VIDEO]

Over a million people in North Carolina and Virginia are currently without power after Hurricane Irene came ashore on Saturday, and other states further north are bracing for impact on Sunday.

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gregwest98, Flickr
gregwest98, Flickr
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East Coast Rocked by Earthquake, Pentagon Evacuated

An earthquake epicentered in Virginia occurred Tuesday afternoon, with people in Washington, DC, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Toronto reporting they felt the tremors, as well.

Reports thus far indicate the quake registered a 5.9 on the Richter scale.

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Indiana State Fair, Getty Images
Indiana State Fair, Getty Images
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Stage Collapses At Indiana State Fair, 5 Killed And Many More Injured

Yet another freak tragedy has hit our homeland. This time at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. Just before Sugarland was set to take stage on Sat. Aug 13, Mother Nature stepped in with a plan of her own. As I read more and more, it became evident on just how tragic this accident really was! Blame it on weather, lack of preparation, or whatever you would like, just keep all of the family's of the injured and deceased in your thoughts and prayers. Just a horrible situation all around.

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