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Continuing Coverage of Tornado Outbreaks in North Texas

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 12:24 PM CST

Six Dead After Tornadoes; Missing People Found

Six Dead After Tornadoes; Missing People Found

Communities in North Texas are beginning the process of recovery after an outbreak of 16 tornadoes killed 6 people, injured up to 100 people, and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:05 AM CDT

Straight-Line Winds Caused Damage, Not Tornado

Straight-Line Winds Caused Damage, Not Tornado

Experts with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth have so far determined it was straight-line winds, not tornadoes, that caused the damage from Thursday’s storms.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM CDT

North Texas Volunteers Head to Tornado-Damaged Areas

North Texas Volunteers Head to Tornado-Damaged Areas

As families impacted by this weekend’s tornadoes pick up the pieces, volunteers from North Texas are headed that way to help.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:03 AM CDT

Three Confirmed Tornadoes Spawned Thursday

Three Confirmed Tornadoes Spawned Thursday

Severe thunderstorms are believed to have spawned three tornadoes in North Texas Thursday, while peppering Denton and Collin counties with hail as large as softballs.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:02 AM CDT

Hail, Tornadoes Cause $300M in Insured Losses

Hail, Tornadoes Cause $300M in Insured Losses

The Insurance Council of Texas estimates that last week's hailstorm and tornado outbreak caused about $300 million in insured losses.

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