Twelve killed as tornadoes tear through U.S. midwest

February 29, 2012BRANSON, Mo. — At least twelve people were killed after as a line of tornadoes marched across the Midwest, hitting places like the tourist hub of Branson. Forecasters warned more twisters could strike the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians through Wednesday evening. Six of the deaths occurred in Harrisburg, Ill., after a possible tornado swept through; destroying 35-40 homes, according to local TV station KFVS12. A hospital official later confirmed the deaths. The fourth death happened when a suspected tornado hit a mobile home park in southwest Missouri, outside the town of Buffalo. Another 13 people at the trailer park were injured. At least 8 people were injured when a suspected tornado ripped through Harveyville, Kan., on Tuesday night, NBC News reported. At least three of the injured are in critical condition, according to weather.com, and 40 percent of the town suffered damage. NBC affiliate KSHB TV reported that an apartment complex and a church were among the damaged buildings in the town of about 250 people. -MSNBC
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8 Responses to Twelve killed as tornadoes tear through U.S. midwest

  1. Ryan says:

    The count is up to 9 now on the weather.com site. Crazy storms for the end of Feb.

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  2. K says:

    Praying for those killed and those injured. The storms are headed my way right now.

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  3. I received the following email today which is questioning the wisdom of the ancients (in a positive way) regarding possible impending rapid climate change. It may interest you as well. I believe it is a translation.

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  4. Irene C says:

    Here in North Central Ohio, which is technically part of the snow belt, we hit a record high of 69 degrees (F), on the last day of February. We were also under a tornado watch. There was a thunderstorm around 5 in the morning but, fortunately, the rest of the day was beautiful and calm. Another storm front is coming through on Friday. This is really weird.

    The unusual weather really doesn’t bother me as such, since I can’t handle cold weather anymore, but – I have a really unusual, strange (read that as bad) feeling going through me. It’s one of those feelings I can’t explain, even to myself. But I feel this is going to be a bad year, weather-wise. I am praying a lot.

    Maranatha

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  5. Jared says:

    We had a really warm winter this year in KC …. Spring storms are going to be bad this year.

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  6. Tim says:

    These storms, tornadoes in February, are unheard of.

    The exception being, when we look back at the year 2011 in the month of February, we can see the that similar weather events occurred. These weather anomalies around the earth are increasing as well as their intensity.

    In Christ

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  7. Yamkin says:

    ****SEVERE USA WEATHER ALERT****

    TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW

    PRIMARY RISKS:

    – SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK LIKELY

    – TORNADOES

    – DAMAGING WINDS & HAIL

    RED ALERT AREAS: DETROIT, CINCINNATI, ST. LOUIS, NASHVILLE, ATLANTA, JACKSON

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