Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:06 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:06:34 GMT
You can help those affected by the deadly, severe weather that hit Oklahoma Monday. Over the weekend, Missouri, Iowa, Kasas and Illinois also experienced severe weather.The American Red Cross is acceptingMore >>
Learn how you can help victims of severe weather recover in the Plains States...More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:42:15 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:01 GMT
(RNN) - After an estimated 26 tornadoes hit five states on Sunday, and a massive EF-4 tornado leveled the Oklahoma City metropolitan area killing 24 on Monday - more severe weather is expected to impactMore >>
The Storm Prediction Center at the National Weather Service believes there is a high probability for severe weather in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.More >>
The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.More >>
The farm bill the Senate is considering this week would cut some farm subsidies but also expand government-subsidized crop insurance, a safety net used by many farmers in case of bad weather or lost revenue.More >>
At 5:17 a.m. an EF-3 tornado with winds of up to 155 miles per hour touched down at 11042 Staghorne Drive in Coaling in Tuscaloosa County. The twister traveled for 18.3 miles and lost strength near 7400 Old Tuscaloosa Hwy in McCalla in Jefferson County.
Wednesday afternoon, Fox 6 reported that two trees fell on University Boulevard on the University of Alabama campus, both blocking roadways. Downed trees and damage was reported in the towns of Buhl, Samantha, Coalville and Duncanville.
In Vance, high winds damaged the Mercedes-Benz plant, and a tractor trailer at the entrance of the plant was pushed to its side. In the Magnolia Springs area of Vance, five houses were destroyed.
In McCalla, several trees were downed. Several homes in the Woodland Lake Subdivision received damage from falling trees.
This was the third time West Alabama had been hit by severe weather in the past month, however, it was only a hint of what was to come later that day, when an EF-4 tornado traveled for 80 miles, destroying nearly everything in its path.