Tornadoes

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Ennis Downtown Historic District Prospering After 2013 Tornado

On May 14, 2013, Ennis Mayor Russell Thomas went to sleep with his phone on silent. He woke up around 12:30 a.m. on May 15. “A police officer knocked on my door and said, ‘Mr. Mayor, you need to come downtown. We’ve been hit by a tornado.’”

CBS 11–05/15/2014

James Guiden looks through what is left of his house after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. (credit: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Half-Mile Wide Tornado Carves Path Through Little Rock Suburbs

Fifteen people are now confirmed dead in Arkansas -– 11 of them killed by a monster twister that wiped out two towns near Little Rock. CBS 11 News is live in Mayflower, Arkansas.

CBSDFW.COM–04/28/2014

Damage is seen in Hopkins County (Credit: CBS 11)

North Texas Storm Damages Estimated At $300 Million

Severe weather that brought three tornadoes and large hail to North Texas last week are estimated to have caused $300 million in insured losses.

04/09/2014

The National Weather Service says the deadly tornadoes that ripped through Granbury and Cleburne Wednesday, were an EF-4 and an EF-3, respectively. (credit: Chuck Schechner/KRLD News)

Cleburne Residents Receive Free Trees After 2013 Tornado

Mid-May marks one year since the town of Cleburne was pummeled by tornadoes, destroying over 1,500 homes, business and landscapes.

03/01/2014

WASHINGTON, IL - NOVEMBER 17: The damage is surveyed along Elgin Avenue after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Tornadoes Wreak Havoc Across Midwest

Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least five people dead.

11/17/2013

A worker drills holes into the cement pad to anchor a safe room shelter. (credit: Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

Online Signups For Storm Shelter Rebate Wait List Continue

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is in its first full week of online signups for the Metro Safe Room Rebate Program wait list.

CBSDFW.COM–06/26/2013

A worker drills holes into the cement pad to anchor a safe room shelter. (credit: Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

Safe Room Rebate Program Closed After Less Than 5 Hours

It was a touted as program to help some North Texas residents foot the bill for storm shelters and safe rooms, but few people knew how few reservations were available and apparently even fewer predicted how quickly the spots would be snapped up.

CBSDFW.COM–06/05/2013

A person looks at cars damaged by a powerful tornado on June 1, 2013 in El Reno, Oklahoma. The tornado ripped through the area, which along with subsequent flooding killed 18 people. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Deadly Oklahoma Tornado Widest On Record, Rare EF5

The deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week had a record-breaking width of 2.6 miles and was the second top-of-the-scale EF5 twister to hit the area in less than two weeks.

06/04/2013

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Granbury Graduates Moving On From The Storm

Residents of Granbury aren’t letting May’s deadly storms, which produced tornadoes that hit the community, stop them from celebrating an achievement eighteen years in the making.

05/31/2013

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Massive Tornado Changed How Texas Town Builds Schools

An EF5 tornado that hit Jarrell, Texas 16 years ago nearly wiped the small, Central Texas town off the map. Twenty seven people died.

05/29/2013

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Texas Council Offering Storm Shelter/Safe Room Rebates

With the recent deadly tornadoes that tore through North Texas and Oklahoma, more people are thinking about in stalling storm shelters or safe rooms. Now the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is helping foot the bill for some of those rooms.

CBSDFW.COM–05/29/2013

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Boys & Girls Club Reaching Out To Granbury Tornado Victims

The tornado two weeks ago in Hood County didn’t just take homes. It took what had become a home away from home for some of the youngest victims.

05/28/2013

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