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  • Mexico tornado death toll up to 14

    May 26, 2015 12:44 PM

    CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico - Officials in the Mexico-Texas border town of Ciudad Acuna say the death toll from Monday's tornado has risen to 14 after the body of a baby ripped from its mother's hands was found. City government spokesman Edgar Gonzalez said Tuesday that he had no additional details... more »
  • Line of thunderstorms brings rain, high winds to Louisiana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2015 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A line of thunderstorms brought heavy rain and gusting winds through southeastern Louisiana Monday night. The storms that passed through didn't do much damage in the Baton Rouge area, but left a lot of standing water on the roads early this morning. Some houses did lose power.... more »
  • Tornado Watch until 5am Tuesday

    May 26, 2015 12:08 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 5am Tuesday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties... more »
  • Tornado in Tickfaw injures 3, damages 3 homes

    May 18, 2015 12:52 AM

    TICKFAW, La. - Authorities say a 110-mph tornado in Tickfaw injured three people and damaged eight houses. The National Weather Service says the twister hit about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Tickfaw, which is about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans. Tangipaha Parish sheriff's spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto that one person was... more »
  • One remains in ICU after tornado hits neighborhood Play Video

    May 17, 2015 7:50 PM

    TICKFAW - A tornado was the last thing residents on John McDonald road expected to wake up to, early Sunday morning. One woman is in the Intensive Care Unit at North Oaks Hospital and another person suffered minor injuries. "There's no way to escape it," said Billy McDonald,... more »
  • Pierre Part cleans up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 7:32 PM

    PIERRE PART - Tuesday residents picked up the pieces in one of the two towns struck by a tornadoes in Monday's storm. Trees and downed power lines made up most of the damage, but some homes were also affected. "Things happen and you're just thankful that you're alive," said... more »
  • Severe storm brings residents in Assumption Parish together check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 6:51 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - People in Napoleonville are counting themselves lucky today after a scary Monday morning where they saw a nearby tornado and high winds take down telephone poles and trees. Sheriff Mike Waguespack and Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were out after the storm cleared, knocking on doors to... more »
  • EACHUS: Recent storm possibly in rare company

    April 28, 2015 3:54 PM

    A case could be made that the Monday Morning storm complex which tore across the Gulf Coast was what's known as a derecho. Somewhat uncommon, a derecho (pronounced deh-REY-cho) is a long-lived, widespread wind storm associated with a fast-moving line of thunderstorms. Although damage produced by a derecho can... more »
  • UPDATE: 5 tornadoes strike Southeastern Louisiana

    April 28, 2015 1:39 PM

    A *TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED* to have occurred Monday in parts of Assumption Parish. National Weather Service storm survey teams have found damage caused by a tornado in both Pierre Part and Napoleonville. Additionally, tornado damage was found in Bayou Gauche, Chackbay, Kenner and Thibodaux. The strongest tornado... more »
  • Power outages remain widespread following Monday storms check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 27, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of people will spend Monday night in the dark after strong storms knocked down trees and power lines across the capital area. Some people were warned, services may not be restored until Wednesday. Additional severe weather systems hindered the repair effort after following Monday morning's... more »
  • Tornado warning for East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish

    April 27, 2015 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The National Weather Service says a line of severe thunderstorms is moved across south Louisiana. The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Tornado Warning for: Southeastern West Baton Rouge Parish in southeastern Louisiana. Southwestern East Baton Rouge Parish in southeastern Lousiaiana. Northwestern Livingston Parish... more »
  • Severe storms, flooding possible

    April 27, 2015 7:20 AM

    After a stormy Saturday, Sunday revealed drier if not steamy conditions. However, we'll deal with another pair of unsettled days before a really pleasant stretch. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has included the Baton Rouge area in an ENHANCED RISK for... more »
  • Tornado watch issued for SE Louisiana

    April 24, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Friday evening for several parishes south and east of Baton Rouge. Forecasters said the watch covers Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John and Terrbonne parishes until 8 p.m. A tornado watch indicates favorable conditions exist... more »
  • Severe weather drops hail, power lines in SE Louisiana

    April 15, 2015 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Severe weather prompted tornado warnings Wednesday afternoon for several parishes in southeast Louisiana. The National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a tornado warning for St. John and St. James the Baptist Parishes just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after severe storms flared up. That warning was... more »
  • Twisters slam Tornado Alley

    March 25, 2015 8:49 PM

    TULSA, Okla. - Authorities here said one person is dead and many others are hurt after tornadoes slammed Oklahoma and Arkansas Wednesday evening. A trailer park in Tulsa County was hardest hit. The person died there, according to the Associated Press and the local sheriff's office. The exact number... more »
  • Tornado season

    March 5, 2015 10:50 AM

    A tornado is a rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm cloud to the ground. The National Weather Service will issue a TORNADO WARNING when a one is observed by spotters or indicated by radar. Those within the warned area should take immediate safety action. Strength... more »
  • Tornado has residents cleaning up on Chrismas Eve check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 24, 2014 3:47 PM

    AMITE - People near Amite spent Christmas Eve cleaning up storm damage after a tornado tore through their community Tuesday evening. Most of the damage happened near the intersection of La. 16 and La. 1064, just east of the Tangipahoa River. Homeowner Carol Morrow saw the aftermath of the... more »
  • Amite tornado rated EF-1, EF-2 damage in places

    December 24, 2014 11:30 AM

    AMITE - Cleanup got underway on Christmas Eve morning in Amite, where a tornado ripped through homes and trees a day earlier. The National Weather Service said early indications are the tornado had an EF-1 for much of the time it was on the ground, but a few areas... more »
  • 4 killed as severe weather sweeps South

    December 23, 2014 6:39 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Severe storms have killed at least four people in Mississippi and damaged homes and businesses throughout the state. leading to the governor declaring a state of emergency for two counties. Gov. Phil Bryant's office says thousands were without power Tuesday night around Columbia, which is about 80... more »
  • NWS says homes damaged or destroyed by tornado

    December 23, 2014 1:41 PM

    AMITE - The National Weather Service said a tornado damaged or destroyed multiple homes and trailers in central Tangipahoa Parish Tuesday afternoon. An NWS survey team says 15 to 20 homes received significant damage in the area of Highway 1054 and Highway 16. Several mobile homes in the area... more »
  • Tornado Watch until 6pm

    December 23, 2014 9:38 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 6pm Tuesday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties... more »
  • Tornado damage confirmed in Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2014 7:59 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that storm damage overnight in Livingston Pairsh was caused by a tornado. A survey team confirmed damage found north of Livingston indicated an EF 1 tornado. This means winds gusted in the range of 85-110mph. The storms were caused by... more »
  • NWS confirms tornado hit Ouachita Parish

    October 15, 2014 1:11 PM

    MONROE - A meteorologist with the National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-2 tornado struck Ouachita Parish during Monday's storm that downed trees and power lines and heavily damaged Monroe's Garden District. Bill Parker of the weather service's Shreveport office Wednesday confirmed the tornado touched down in the parish's... more »
  • Jindal declares emergency because of weather

    October 13, 2014 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency as severe weather moves across Louisiana ahead of a cold front, downing trees and power lines and leaving thousands without electricity. Jindal issued the proclamation Monday. It extends through Nov. 11 unless terminated sooner. The National Weather Service... more »
  • Tornado watch canceled

    October 13, 2014 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A tornado watch for the area was canceled following an evening of powerful storms Monday. Earlier in the day, The National Weather Service issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 10 p.m. Monday. A cold front advanced over the region, bringing a squall... more »
  • West Monroe rocked by severe thunderstorms

    October 13, 2014 1:07 PM

    MONROE - Strong thunderstorms moved through northeast Louisiana Monday morning and caused significant damage in West Monroe. MyArkLaMIss.com reported several tornado warnings were issued in the area throughout the morning, and strong winds caused widespread outages that left more than 39,000 people in the dark in Ouachita Parish. ... more »
  • Popular campground ripped apart by tornado check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 25, 2014 4:13 AM

    CAPE CHARLES, VA - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will tour a campground on the Eastern Shore where two people were killed and dozens were injured after a tornado hit. McAuliffe is scheduled to visit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort on Friday. A married couple from Jersey City, New... more »
  • Several dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

    July 9, 2014 5:28 AM

    SMITHFIELD, N.Y.- Officials in central New York say four people are dead, numerous homes are destroyed or damaged and more than 70,000 utility customers are without power after severe thunderstorms rolled through the region. The Madison County Sheriff's Office says the deaths occurred in the rural town of Smithfield, between... more »
  • Truck driver describes terrifying seconds in strong storm check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 13, 2014 9:44 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A truck driver says he is lucky to be alive after he and his truck was caught up in a bad storm. Shane Cooke was driving though Addis around 10:30 a.m. Friday when the skies opened up and he thought it was the end. "It was... more »
  • Officials inspect storm damage in southern Miss.

    June 10, 2014 1:32 PM

    AMITE - Wilkinson and Amite County officials said they severe weather along the county line causing downed trees and power outages on Tuesday. Officials said there are no injuries reported at this time, but there are widespread power outages near the county line. The town of Liberty is... more »
  • Refinery damaged by tornado in St. John Parish

    May 28, 2014 12:38 PM

    GARYVILLE - The National Weather Service said a tornado damaged a refinery and portions of St. John Parish during Wednesday's severe weather. Surveyors inspecting the damage said the tornado was likely an EF 1, touching down in the parking lot of the Marathon Petroleum refinery. The NWS estimated... more »
  • More storms, tornadoes possible in Colorado

    May 22, 2014 9:04 AM

    DENVER, CO - Meteorologists say six tornadoes touched down east of Denver and more spring thunderstorms are expected Thursday along the Front Range and eastern Colorado. No significant damage was reported from the twisters and Thursday's weather isn't expected to be as extreme or as widespread as that seen Wednesday.... more »
  • Ex-Saints quarterback aiding tornado victims

    May 9, 2014 6:25 AM

    TUPELO, MS - A former Saints quarterback is helping out Mississippi tornado victims. John Fourcade brought members of his "Fourcade Brigade" to Mississippi on Thursday. The group has been collecting donations in Louisiana and on the Gulf Coast. Fourcade was taking two trailers of supplies, including bottled water, children's... more »
  • IN VIDEO: a wild week of weather

    May 5, 2014 12:24 PM

    April 27 - May 3 was arguably the wildest week of weather 2014 has seen thus far. From tornadoes to historic flooding, from the Midwest to the Northeast, few regions were spared from a multitude of hazards. But social media and modern technology meant cameras recorded while Mother Nature pushed... more »
  • Local Red Cross volunteers head to Jackson

    May 2, 2014 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson from the local Red Cross said two volunteers are driving an Emergency Response Vehicle from Baton Rouge to Jackson, Mississippi to provide support to those affected by the recent tornado outbreak. An American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle can provide up to 3,000 meals... more »
  • Deadly storms leave behind devastation, flooding

    April 30, 2014 3:40 AM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. - Heavy rains and flooding have left people stranded in houses and cars in the Florida Panhandle, the latest area of the country to be pummeled by a dayslong chain of severe weather. Escambia County spokesman Bill Pearson says rescue crews can't respond to some calls early Wednesday... more »
  • Official: Big tornado in Miss., several injuries

    April 28, 2014 5:38 PM

    TUPELO, Miss. - A northern Mississippi mayor says several injuries are being reported in the city of Tupelo after a large tornado damaged homes and down trees and power lines. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton says none of the injuries are apparently life-threatening. Shelton says dozens of homes and businesses have... more »
  • Huge tornado kills 16 in Arkansas check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2014 10:42 AM

    VILONIA, Ark. - The National Weather Service is warning that the central and southern U.S. will see more destructive storms today, with powerful winds, very large hail and possibly tornadoes. Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana are facing the greatest risk. Meanwhile, emergency officials in Arkansas have begun searching for survivors... more »
  • Obama pledges federal help after deadly tornado

    April 28, 2014 6:47 AM

    MANILA, Philippines - President Barack Obama is sending his deepest condolences to those affected by a deadly tornado that ripped through Arkansas. Obama says he wants everyone affected to know that the federal government is on the ground to help. He says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will work with... more »
  • Tornado touches down in northwest Louisiana

    April 28, 2014 6:09 AM

    PLAIN DEALING - The National Weather Service says one person suffered minor injuries and a home sustained heavy damage when a tornado touched down in northwest Louisiana. Bill Davis, a spokesman for the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, says the tornado hit around 3:15 a.m. Monday about six miles west of... more »
  • Four days of destruction

    April 25, 2014 10:12 AM

    April 25-28 marks a four day stretch on the calendar known for one of the deadliest and most destructive tornado outbreaks in United States history. Storms that occurred during that stretch of days caused $4 billion in damage. April 27 marked the peak of the episode. Despite the continued... more »
  • Killer tornado count nil

    April 24, 2014 10:06 AM

    The quiet 2014 tornado season thus far can be punctuated by one stat. No lives have been lost due to a tornado to date. According to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center's storm database , Americans are deeper into this year than any other since 1950 without mourning... more »
  • STUDY: Shifting landscapes trigger tornado touchdowns

    April 17, 2014 9:54 AM

    Researchers from Purdue University say it is time to examine land areas that transition from rough to smooth, wet to dry and sloped to flat. They believe regions of changing landscape could be the focal point for tornado touchdowns. After examining National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center tornado data... more »
  • Where do I go to avoid a tornado

    April 14, 2014 10:02 AM

    We're well into April now, statistically the most active month for tornadoes in the United States. Due to the ever evolving patterns in weather and climate, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center updates annual averages by utilizing data over the previous three years. April blows all other months off... more »
  • A Blizznado?

    April 10, 2014 5:29 AM

    Weather enthusiasts thought their eyes were playing tricks on them. The webpage for the National Weather Service in Aberdeen, South Dakota was displaying a red box inside of an orange box. That couldn't be... because that indicates a tornado warning during a blizzard warning. However, on Monday March 31,... more »
  • D.I.Y. Tornado Tracker

    March 31, 2014 11:23 AM

    On Thursday, wbrz.com/weather reported on the Month of March pacing out to be an historically slow month for tornadoes. Still true, the final tally for the month will place March 2014 in the top 10 in terms of least number of tornadoes. As of March 26, there had only been... more »
  • Nearly all of La. under tornado watch

    March 28, 2014 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 53 of Louisiana's 64 parishes are currently under a tornado watch. This list includes Ascension, Assumption, East and West Baton Rouge, Livingston, Iberville, Point Coupee and the Feliciana parishes. The National Weather Service says the tornado watch will last until 3 a.m. Saturday morning. The... more »
  • Twisters left out in the cold

    March 27, 2014 9:45 AM

    A chilly, snowy winter in the east hasn't been all bad news. On the weather front, a pattern of biting cold and flying flakes has kept the opposite end of the spectrum quiet. Fortunately, severe weather reports have been down this month, and the tornado tally reflects that. With... more »
  • 7th District Fire Station nearing completion check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 8, 2013 5:14 PM

    GONZALES - Volunteer firefighters won't have to wait much longer for repairs to the 7th District fire station in Ascension Parish, which was damaged in a tornado. Crews have just a few more days of work left on the building's facade and the garage area, and the station will... more »
  • Ascension Parish fire department repairs coming check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2013 5:56 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The 7th District Fire Station on LA 44 has seen better days. The facade is still crumbling after a tornado tore through the area in December. Since then, the volunteer fire department has staffed a fire fighter on duty 24 hours a day to secure the property.... more »
  • Baseball fans give generously for tornado relief

    June 11, 2013 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU and Oklahoma fans attending last week's Super Regional matchup gave generously to support tornado disaster relief back in the Sooner State, according to the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Red Cross. Spokesperson Nancy Malone said fans opened their wallets to give more than $14,130... more »
  • Carrying aid, team survives its own tornado

    June 11, 2013 2:00 PM

    LEESVILLE - Members of a southwest Louisiana softball team went to a tournament with a trailer loaded with supplies for victims of the May 20 tornado in Moore, Okla., only to find themselves threatened by another tornado. Fifteen-year-old Alexis Hagen tells The Leesville Daily Leader the experience taught her never... more »
  • 3 veteran storm chasers killed by Oklahoma tornado

    June 2, 2013 3:25 PM

    EL RENO, Okla. - Three veteran storm chasers were among the 10 people killed when a violent tornado barreled into the Oklahoma City metro area. Jim Samaras said Sunday that his brother Tim Samaras was killed. Tim Samaras' son, Paul Samaras, and another chaser, Carl Young, also died. The men... more »
  • La. donates food to Oklahoma tornado survivors

    May 31, 2013 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State agriculture officials say Louisiana companies are donating food and supplies to a food bank in Oklahoma following a tornado that wiped out much of the town of Moore. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says Louisiana has received much help in the past from other parts of the... more »
  • Okla. tornado victims get taste of Cajun cooking check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 29, 2013 6:00 PM

    MOORE, Ok. - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley took a handful of deputies to the tornado devastated area to give back to first responders in need of a good meal. "Frankly when you have devastation as you have here, particularly when it involves young children in a grade school,... more »
  • Charities see influx of aid in tornado's wake

    May 29, 2013 8:40 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Charities providing relief to residents of tornado-ravaged neighborhoods in Moore and Oklahoma City are seeing an infusion of donations from around the country. Several of those charities also will likely see a boost in giving Wednesday when a several country music stars with Oklahoma ties take... more »
  • Kevin Durant keeps giving towards Oklahoma relief effort

    May 23, 2013 10:35 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok. - Kevin Durant had already pledged to donate $1 Million towards the relief effort after tornadoes ravaged the Moore area in central Oklahoma earlier this week. Now the NBA All-Star has convinced Nike, his shoe endorser, to join the cause as well. Late Thursday night, Durant... more »
  • Thunderstorms slow Oklahoma tornado cleanup

    May 23, 2013 2:11 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week. The first of the funerals, for a 9-year-old girl killed at a Moore elementary school that took a... more »
  • Keep the politics out

    May 22, 2013 7:47 PM

    BELMAR, NEW JERSEY- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says keep the politics out of getting aid to people in Oklahoma trying to recover from a devastating tornado. He says now is "not the time for political retribution", referring to Oklahoma's two Senators who voted against bills sending $60-billion in federal... more »
  • Building destroyed, RVs flipped during strong storms

    May 22, 2013 3:02 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Police in Morgan City said strong storms and a possible tornado damaged businesses and RVs this afternoon. Police said they received several reports of strong winds and hail starting around noon, along with tornado reports. They responded to several complaints of downed trees and power lines,... more »
  • Okla. City mayor: Up to 13K homes hit by tornado

    May 22, 2013 12:41 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett says 12,000 to 13,000 homes were affected by the tornado that tore through a city suburb. At least 24 people died when the tornado laid waste to Moore on Monday afternoon. The Oklahoma Insurance Department says the financial cost of the tornado... more »
  • Obama to visit tornado-ravaged Oklahoma town

    May 22, 2013 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president will view the tornado damage first-hand. He also plans to meet with victims and first responders. The monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday afternoon, demolishing an... more »
  • Oklahoma tornado damage could top $2 billion

    May 22, 2013 10:10 AM

    MOORE, Okla. - The Oklahoma Insurance Department says a preliminary damage estimate could top $2 billion for the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. Spokeswoman Calley Herth says the early tally is based on visual assessments of an extensive damage zone stretching more than 17 miles... more »
  • Organizations plan donation drives for Okla. twister victims

    May 21, 2013 10:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- There has been an outpouring of support for the victims of Monday's deadly tornado in Oklahoma. Tuesday night, about 24-hours since the twister, an area church announced plans for a supply drive to get important items to the people of Moore, Okla. First Baptist Church in... more »
  • Coping with emotional toll of watching tornado coverage check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2013 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Red Cross volunteers from the Baton Rouge area are in Oklahoma City, helping with the tornado relief efforts. An EF 5 tornado hit the city of Moore, Oklahoma Monday. The twister annihilated parts of the town, killing 24 and injuring 200 others. The devastation is enormous... more »
  • Local schools prepared for disaster check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2013 6:01 PM

    GONZALES - Pecan Grove Primary is nearing the end of the school year, but students are still practicing for a severe weather scenario. This comes after a tornado ripped apart an Oklahoma town and damaged two schools. At least seven children were killed at one of those schools. ... more »
  • Oklahoma twister a top-of-the-scale EF-5

    May 21, 2013 3:10 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., was a top-of-the-scale EF-5 twister with winds of at least 200 mph. Spokeswoman Keli Pirtle said Tuesday the agency upgraded the tornado from an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale to an EF-5 based on what... more »
  • Cleco sends crews to help in wake of OKC tornado

    May 21, 2013 2:50 PM

    PINEVILLE - Cleco Corp. is sending a 34-member crew to Oklahoma City to help Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company restore power to customers after a tornado destroyed its electric system. The crew is expected to arrive in Oklahoma on Wednesday. Cleco's mutual assistance coordinator, Floyd Pittman, says after seeing the... more »
  • Hospitals treat more than 200 after Okla. tornado

    May 21, 2013 12:30 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Hospital officials say they've treated more than 200 patients, including over 70 children, since a tornado ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb. Dozens of patients remained hospitalized Tuesday following Monday's tornado. Spokeswoman Brooke Cayot (KAY'-ot) says Integris Southwest Medical Center has seen 90 patients, including five children... more »
  • Red Cross volunteers deploy to Oklahoma

    May 21, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Teams of Red Cross volunteers in Louisiana left today to help people affected by a devastating tornado in Oklahoma. Red Cross spokesperson Nancy Malone said teams from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Lake Charles all headed north early Tuesday morning with Emergency Response Vehicles. ... more »
  • Obama offers help for Okla. tornado victims

    May 21, 2013 9:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Obama says he is instructing his disaster response team to get tornado victims in Oklahoma everything they need "right away." Obama calls the devastation that tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs, quote, "one of the most destructive tornados in history," even though he said the extent... more »
  • Tornado-ravaged community to be searched twice

    May 21, 2013 8:35 AM

    MOORE, Okla. - The fire chief in Moore, Okla., says crews will search the entire community at least twice more to make sure that no survivors or victims have been overlooked. New search and rescue teams moved in at dawn today, taking over from the 200 or so emergency responders... more »
  • Recovery efforts ongoing after deadly Okla. twister

    May 21, 2013 7:30 AM

    MOORE, Okla. - Rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood. Officials say at least 51 people were killed in Monday's twister, including at least 20 children. Those numbers... more »
  • President Obama to speak on Oklahoma disaster

    May 21, 2013 7:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will be meeting with his disaster response team, including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, before delivering a statement on the devastating tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday. Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma, ordering federal aid to supplement state and... more »

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