Category Archives: Tornadoes

“Oasis of Calm”

American Libraries recently published an update of the public libraries damaged by tornadoes in April.  Below is a quote from the article.  Click on this URL to read the entire article: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/05042011/tornados-rip-apart-several-libraries-south. Although the Tuscaloosa Public Library escaped the storm, six … Continue reading

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Missouri’s Monster Tornado

I found this site today, WebProNews, at http://www.webpronews.com/google-maps-joplin-tornado-2011-05, which contains Google maps showing the path of the monster tornado that shredded much of Joplin, MO earlier this week, as well as videos showing the development and movement of the storm from … Continue reading

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Devastation in Joplin

We are all heartsick to hear about the catastrophic tornado damage that occurred in Joplin, MO last night, as well as in other areas of the Midwest.  See the New York Times story about Joplin here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/us/24tornado.html?_r=1&hp.  It gives better information … Continue reading

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New Tornado Video and Map from NOAA EVL

Click on the link below to view an interesting video of April’s tornado outbreak from the NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail.php?MediaID=731&MediaTypeID=2&sms_ss=blogger&at_xt=4dd1e4664767457d%2C0 Also, click on this map to see a visual representation of tornado activity in the US from 1950-2010:

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