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Drone footage shows devastating aftermath of tornado

At least 4 killed in Oklahoma tornado outbreak, as threat of severe storms continues from Missouri to Texas

Nouran Salahieh and Robert Shackelford, CNN April 29, 2024

At least four people are dead, including an infant, after a tornado outbreak in Oklahoma overnight, as severe storms threaten more twisters, heavy rain and large hail from Missouri to Texas Sunday. Multiple...

More than 275,000 power outages reported in Ohio Valley after storms brought damaging winds, dangerous hail and tornadoes

Dalia Faheid and Gene Norman, CNN April 3, 2024

CNN -- More than 275,000 homes and businesses across West Virginia, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan were without power Tuesday night after a powerful system of thunderstorms brought...

Hazardous weather is about to erupt in the central US with a potential fire outbreak, tornadoes and feet of snow

Mary Gilbert, CNN March 13, 2024

CNN -- A powerful storm is poised to deliver nearly every weather hazard possible to the central US beginning Wednesday. An extreme wildfire risk – the highest risk level possible...

This stone monument, part of the May 4th Memorial exhibit, stands with its side cracked open by a falling tree in the aftermath of a severe thunderstorm on Aug. 25, 2023.

Campus, Kent area sees damages from high winds, storms

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter August 26, 2023

Before Thursday, the May 4 Memorial and surrounding trees were bathed in sunlight right outside Taylor Hall. Friday, after Thursday night’s storm which carried into the early morning, the stone facade...

Missouri communities face a long road to recovery after a storm leveled homes and left at least 5 people dead

Nouran Salahieh, CNN April 6, 2023

CNN -- As a tornado-spawning storm system that walloped the Central US winds down, communities in southeastern Missouri are left sifting through the wreckage of what used to...

Damage from a tornado that touched down in Silver City, Mississippi, on Friday evening. MHP Greenwood

At least 23 dead after tornado-spawning storms roll through Mississippi. One town is ‘gone,’ resident says

CNN — At least 23 people were killed, dozens injured and four missing after powerful storms and at least one tornado pummeled Mississippi on Friday night, ripping roofs off homes, nearly leveling some...

Tornadoes and severe winds strike central US as another round of rain and snow is set to pummel the West and North

CNN– As severe storms prompted at least nine tornado reports in parts of the central US, a barrage of snow, rain and harsh wind is forecast Monday in places from the West Coast to the Great Lakes, including...

Kent State prioritizes Flash ALERTS in wake of tornado warning

David Williams April 21, 2018

On April 15, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Portage County. Kent State’s Emergency Alert System was quickly activated, and the tornado sirens blared. University Communications...

Kent State prepares for tornado season

Sarah Heber March 14, 2017

Although the tornado warning on March 1 already passed, tornado season has just begun, and Kent State is prepared to act.Kent State University Police Department (KSUPD) has a ‘one-touch’ button that,...

Students crowd the Stopher/Johnson Hall basement on March 1, 2017, during the tornado warning. 

Take cover: Tornado season begins

Sarah Heber March 1, 2017

As if on cue, the first day of tornado season kicked off with sirens sounding in Kent around 6 a.m. on Wednesday.Some students living on campus — like Sirya Banks, a sophomore sports administration...

Campus alerts system to be tested Tuesday

Madeleine Winer March 23, 2015

The university will test the campus alert system tomorrow from 6-6:30 p.m.During the drill, a lockdown/active threat message, a tornado warning message and an all-clear message will sound across campus,...

News on the go: April 29, 2014

Taylor Williams April 28, 2014

Arkansas residents piled into underground shelters Sunday night during a powerful storm that killed at least 14 people. Little Rock suburbs were destroyed after a tornado carved an 80-mile path, flattening...

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