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June 1, 1989
Thunderstorms battered the upper Midwest, flooding streets and basements in southern Michigan and northwest Ohio following an onslaught of heavy rain, hail and tornadoes. Northern Iowa was drenched by thunderstorms, while up to an inch of snow fell in the mountains of western Wyoming, the National Weather Service reported. Lansing, Mich., had more than an inch of rain in 2 1/2 hours, and standing water caused by backed-up sewers stranded cars and trucks, while bridges were washed out in southern Calhoun County.
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April 27, 2014 | By Matt Pearce, This post has been updated. See below for details.
Residents in seven states across the central U.S. braced for twisters as a line of spring storms raked the Midwest on Sunday afternoon, with forecasters warning that severe tornadoes could strike Arkansas later in the evening. [Updated, 5:08 p.m. PDT, April 27: At 5:32 p.m. Central time, a tornado destroyed a fire station and caused other damage in the small town of Quapaw, population 914, in the northeastern corner of Oklahoma, Ottawa County Emergency Management officials told the Los Angeles Times.
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June 24, 1985
Hail, tornadoes and lightning wreaked havoc across the Midwest, uprooting trees and downing power lines. Two persons were killed by lightning in Iowa. Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front extending from the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan to central Nebraska. Five tornadoes were reported on the ground in Cass County in southwest Iowa, but no injuries were reported.
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April 27, 2011 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Floodwaters on Tuesday threatened earthen levees protecting thousands of homes in the Midwest and parts of the South, forcing panicked residents to evacuate and emergency crews to rescue some by boat. Relentless thunderstorms have dropped more than a foot of rain in less than a week, engorging rivers and drenching Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Illinois. Another, larger system was brewing along the same path, bringing several more days of rain and the possibility of tornadoes.
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May 13, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Thunderstorms with winds up to 60 m.p.h. swept across the Midwest on Sunday, damaging buildings and downing trees. Rains and thunderstorms early in the day doused the Dakotas and stretched from the Great Lakes south to Mississippi and east to the southern Atlantic Coast and Florida. Meanwhile, one of six Minnesota softball players struck by lightning died of his injuries Sunday. The ballplayers were struck Saturday as they huddled under a tree during a game delay caused by a thunderstorm.
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August 27, 1990 | from United Press International
Blustery storms whipped across Midwestern states Sunday, lashing southern Wisconsin with winds of up to 100 m.p.h., while high pressure dried out the storm-weary East Coast and heat baked the Great Plains. Showers and thunderstorms roved through the upper Midwest Sunday morning, dropping hail the size of golf balls near Minnewaukan, Minn., and inch-wide hail near Isabel, S.D., the National Weather Service said. Wind gusts estimated at near 100 m.p.h. caused damage in La Crosse, Wis.
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July 25, 2010 | Tribune Newspapers news services and staff
Powerful storms unleashed tornadoes and flooding across the Midwest on Saturday and forced the evacuation of a small Iowa town after a major break in a nearby dam. Hopkinton, a town of about 640 in northeastern Iowa, was evacuated as 10 inches of rain in 12 hours swelled the Maquoketa River and caused the failure of the Lake Delhi dam. "We're talking about a catastrophic break in the dam, which has never happened before," Iowa Gov. Chet...
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December 11, 2009 | By P.J. Huffstutter
A deadly storm that roared across the Midwest this week left the region blanketed in snow and bitter cold temperatures Thursday, with wind chills as low as 30 below zero. Blizzard conditions hammered portions of Michigan and Ohio, where communities were already struggling to dig out from drifts more than 15 feet high, as the storm moved northeast and into Canada. Forecasters with the National Weather Service said Thursday that more than 13.5 inches of snow had fallen in southwestern Michigan, and an additional foot was expected there and in northwestern parts of the state by today.
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May 5, 2003 | From Associated Press
A series of tornadoes and high winds pummeled the Midwest on Sunday, killing an estimated 22 people in three states as storms left a swath of destruction a quarter-mile wide in some places. In Missouri, Lawrence County Sheriff Doug Seneker estimated a dozen people were killed when a tornado careened through the southwest part of the state. A Pierce City police officer described the downtown area as "wiped out," Seneker said.
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July 25, 2010 | Tribune Newspapers news services and staff
Powerful storms unleashed tornadoes and flooding across the Midwest on Saturday and forced the evacuation of a small Iowa town after a major break in a nearby dam. Hopkinton, a town of about 640 in northeastern Iowa, was evacuated as 10 inches of rain in 12 hours swelled the Maquoketa River and caused the failure of the Lake Delhi dam. "We're talking about a catastrophic break in the dam, which has never happened before," Iowa Gov. Chet...
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December 11, 2009 | By P.J. Huffstutter
A deadly storm that roared across the Midwest this week left the region blanketed in snow and bitter cold temperatures Thursday, with wind chills as low as 30 below zero. Blizzard conditions hammered portions of Michigan and Ohio, where communities were already struggling to dig out from drifts more than 15 feet high, as the storm moved northeast and into Canada. Forecasters with the National Weather Service said Thursday that more than 13.5 inches of snow had fallen in southwestern Michigan, and an additional foot was expected there and in northwestern parts of the state by today.
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August 24, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
A fresh round of thunderstorms battered parts of the Midwest for a fifth day Thursday as the region battled deadly floods that drove more than 1,000 people from their homes. A wave of storms hit the Chicago area just before the evening rush hour, stranding children in schools, toppling dozens of trees, snarling train commutes, and knocking flower boxes and barbecue grills off downtown high-rise balconies.
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March 2, 2007 | Jenny Jarvie and Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writers
A tornado pulverized a high school in southern Alabama on Thursday, toppling the roof and killing at least five people as students sought shelter in the hallways. With power still out in most of the city of 21,000, shaken officials in Enterprise called a brief news conference Thursday night to announce a dawn-to-dusk curfew and plead with residents to stay off the streets so rescue vehicles could easily get to the ruins of Enterprise High School.
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January 23, 2005 | Elizabeth Mehren and Geraldine Baum, Times Staff Writers
The biggest snowstorm of the season roared across the Midwest and into the Northeast on Saturday, frustrating passengers booked on delayed or canceled flights nationwide and causing runs on staples at stores along the East Coast. The storm was so fierce that by 10 p.m., Gov. Mitt Romney had declared a state of emergency for Massachusetts. Romney said the National Guard was standing by. The storm's vengeance was centered along the coastline close to Cape Cod.
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December 24, 2004 | Stephanie Simon and P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writers
The only sign of holiday cheer at Detroit International Airport on Thursday morning came on those all-too-rare moments when the public-address system crackled with news of a flight landing or taking off. That would spark a hurrah that rippled through the terminal. Because it meant that some travelers, at last, were getting where they wanted to be for Christmas. Nationwide, many more were stuck.
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May 5, 2003 | From Associated Press
A series of tornadoes and high winds pummeled the Midwest on Sunday, killing an estimated 22 people in three states as storms left a swath of destruction a quarter-mile wide in some places. In Missouri, Lawrence County Sheriff Doug Seneker estimated a dozen people were killed when a tornado careened through the southwest part of the state. A Pierce City police officer described the downtown area as "wiped out," Seneker said.
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August 24, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Three mourners at a rural graveside funeral were killed Friday when they were struck by lightning that crackled down a tree they took shelter under during a thunderstorm. The three victims were Leroy Hendrix, 82; Billy J. Burgess, 66; and Joretta Gray, 71, said Chief Deputy Tom Martin of the Greene County sheriff's office. Gray's husband, Junior, 70, was in critical condition.
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