Killer Southern Tornadoes

JOPLIN– The violent tornado that killed at least 116 people in Joplin, Missouri when it rumbled through the small city, was captured by a man who took cover in a gas station.

TUSCALOOSA — Survivors of the deadliest tornado outbreak since the Great Depression struggled to begin rebuilding their lives in the wind-wrecked landscape Friday, enduring blackouts and waiting in long lines for gas as their remaining possessions lay hidden in the rubble. President Barack Obama arrived in devastated Alabama to console victims whose emergency safety net […]

Below are photos of the devastation that occurred from the tornadoes that struck Alabama, specifically Tuscaloosa. While many residents of Alabama were hit hard, the damage that did this to African American communities in the state was unprecedented. RELATED: Stories on Alabama Tornadoes

Close to 300 people have been killed in the devastating tornadoes that hit Alabama this week. President Obama touched down in the state today and said he has never seen “devastation” like this before. Many Americans have been hurt by this tragic turn of events; but many African Americans have also been affected. There are […]

TUSCALOOSA — Saying he’d never “seen devastation like this,” President Obama Friday pledged “maximum federal help” to victims of the Tuscaloosa, Ala., tornado. Obama, flanked by Gov. Robert Bentley, Sens. Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, Rep. Ike Sewell and Mayors William Bell of Birmingham and Walt Maddox of Tuscaloosa, drove through the streets of the […]

EDOM, Texas — Violent weather ripped through the South for a second straight night, killing one person each in Arkansas and Mississippi, damaging more than 100 homes in a rural Texas community and overturning a trailer at an oil drilling site in Louisiana. The latest round of severe weather Tuesday night and early Wednesday came […]

ST. LOUIS —  A powerful tornado ripped through the St. Louis Airport Friday, cutting a 22-mile swath of destruction that tore through Concourse C. It was the area’s most powerful tornado in 44 years, according to the AP. The video below gives some real insight into how intense the St. Louis tornado really was, as […]

RALEIGH N.C.-Three month old baby, Ayden Robinson miraculously survived the recent tornadoes that hit North Carolina after the winds ripped him from the arms of a cousin who was holding him. RELATED STORIES Students Scream As NC Tornado Wrecks HBCU Shaw University Killer North Carolina Tornadoes Claim 22 Lives, Injure 130 http://static.zemanta.com/readside/loader.js

North Carolina —  A video on the local North Carolina NBC affiliate shows a group of Shaw University students providing a first-hand look at the devastation the tornadoes have caused across the Historically Black University. Julius Stukes Jr., a sophomore at Shaw University, shot the breathtaking video showing the areas of campus that the tornado […]

North Carolina — Twenty-two people were killed and more than 130 injured by tornadoes and severe storms that struck at least 20 counties in North Carolina Saturday, state officials said Sunday. The fatalities occurred in Wake, Johnston, Cumberland, Harnett, Lee, Bertie and Bladen counties, said Julia Jarema, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Crime […]

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Ark. — Powerful spring storms roared through parts of the South on Friday, toppling trees, smashing buildings and killing at least nine people, including two sets of parents and children who were huddled together as the winds raged outside their homes. It was the deadliest storm of the season so far. Several tornados […]