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December 1, 1991 | From Associated Press
Rescuers on Saturday could barely reach stunned survivors through the clutter left by a rare autumn twister that tore through the city, killing two people, injuring 62 and damaging more than 200 homes. One man was crushed when his house was lofted into the air and came down on top of him. The tornado struck late Friday in Nixa, a small community south of Springfield, then hopscotched through three subdivisions here, authorities said.
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May 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Flash floods washed out roads, inundated homes and killed at least two people early Sunday after more than a foot of rain swamped east-central Missouri. The National Guard was sent to help with rescues and cleanup in hard-hit Franklin County, west of St. Louis, and Jefferson County, south of the city. The floods were caused by a storm system that arrived late Saturday after lumbering northeastward from Oklahoma, where hundreds of families were evacuated earlier that day.
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April 10, 1999 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sound came first: a clarion howling that jolted residents awake in their suburban Cincinnati homes as 200 mph tornado winds and storms scoured the Midwest on Friday, killing at least seven people, injuring several dozen more and obliterating hundreds of houses. As the cyclone vortices scythed wildly in a blackened arc through the city's northern suburbs, people bolted in a panic from their beds and dashed for shelter in their basements while walls throbbed and windows exploded.
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April 10, 1999 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sound came first: a clarion howling that jolted residents awake in their suburban Cincinnati homes as 200 mph tornado winds and storms scoured the Midwest on Friday, killing at least seven people, injuring several dozen more and obliterating hundreds of houses. As the cyclone vortices scythed wildly in a blackened arc through the city's northern suburbs, people bolted in a panic from their beds and dashed for shelter in their basements while walls throbbed and windows exploded.
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May 28, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Nearly 100 homes were damaged when Lee's Summit, Mo., was struck by a microburst, a violent thunderstorm downdraft moving at 125 mph. Thirteen homes were destroyed. No serious injuries were reported. It was the worst damage reported from waves of thunderstorms laced with tornadoes that boiled up across the Plains from Texas into Nebraska and to the Great Lakes. Damage in Lee's Summit was estimated at $10 million, Assistant Fire Chief John Spencer said.
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May 9, 1995 | from Associated Press
A huge complex of storms that has killed at least 23 people in Texas and Oklahoma produced avalanche conditions Monday in Colorado, deep snow and flooding in Wyoming and South Dakota, and thunderstorms that killed two people in Missouri. Monday night, an emergency room at a New Orleans hospital had to be evacuated because of flooding. In some New Orleans neighborhoods, police used boats to evacuate residents because the water was too deep for vehicles.
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March 7, 1989 | From United Press International
A devastating storm dumped 16 inches of snow in Missouri on Monday, then plowed into the Eastern Seaboard. Highways from Texas to New York City were coated with ice. The National Weather Service said the storm--coming just two weeks before spring begins (on March 20)--was one of the worst to hit Missouri in this century. Heavy rains caused new flooding in Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia, states hit by torrential rains and floods last month.
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May 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Flash floods washed out roads, inundated homes and killed at least two people early Sunday after more than a foot of rain swamped east-central Missouri. The National Guard was sent to help with rescues and cleanup in hard-hit Franklin County, west of St. Louis, and Jefferson County, south of the city. The floods were caused by a storm system that arrived late Saturday after lumbering northeastward from Oklahoma, where hundreds of families were evacuated earlier that day.
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November 15, 1993 | Associated Press
Thunderstorms and high winds buffeted middle America on Sunday and brought deadly flooding to eastern and southern Missouri, where four people were killed and hundreds were evacuated after rivers spilled over their banks. A tornado touched down in southeast Missouri near West Plains. Up to nine inches of rain fell in eastern and southern Missouri, causing flooding and mudslides that closed many roads.
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April 16, 1994 | From Associated Press
Flood-weary residents watched Friday as the Meramec River dropped more than two feet from its crest, pushing a layer of muck into many homes and businesses. Thunderstorms that moved across much of Missouri on Friday--producing damaging wind, tornadoes and hail--failed to reverse the downward trend of the Meramec and other swollen streams in eastern Missouri.
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May 28, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Nearly 100 homes were damaged when Lee's Summit, Mo., was struck by a microburst, a violent thunderstorm downdraft moving at 125 mph. Thirteen homes were destroyed. No serious injuries were reported. It was the worst damage reported from waves of thunderstorms laced with tornadoes that boiled up across the Plains from Texas into Nebraska and to the Great Lakes. Damage in Lee's Summit was estimated at $10 million, Assistant Fire Chief John Spencer said.
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May 9, 1995 | from Associated Press
A huge complex of storms that has killed at least 23 people in Texas and Oklahoma produced avalanche conditions Monday in Colorado, deep snow and flooding in Wyoming and South Dakota, and thunderstorms that killed two people in Missouri. Monday night, an emergency room at a New Orleans hospital had to be evacuated because of flooding. In some New Orleans neighborhoods, police used boats to evacuate residents because the water was too deep for vehicles.
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April 16, 1994 | From Associated Press
Flood-weary residents watched Friday as the Meramec River dropped more than two feet from its crest, pushing a layer of muck into many homes and businesses. Thunderstorms that moved across much of Missouri on Friday--producing damaging wind, tornadoes and hail--failed to reverse the downward trend of the Meramec and other swollen streams in eastern Missouri.
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November 15, 1993 | Associated Press
Thunderstorms and high winds buffeted middle America on Sunday and brought deadly flooding to eastern and southern Missouri, where four people were killed and hundreds were evacuated after rivers spilled over their banks. A tornado touched down in southeast Missouri near West Plains. Up to nine inches of rain fell in eastern and southern Missouri, causing flooding and mudslides that closed many roads.
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December 1, 1991 | From Associated Press
Rescuers on Saturday could barely reach stunned survivors through the clutter left by a rare autumn twister that tore through the city, killing two people, injuring 62 and damaging more than 200 homes. One man was crushed when his house was lofted into the air and came down on top of him. The tornado struck late Friday in Nixa, a small community south of Springfield, then hopscotched through three subdivisions here, authorities said.
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March 7, 1989 | From United Press International
A devastating storm dumped 16 inches of snow in Missouri on Monday, then plowed into the Eastern Seaboard. Highways from Texas to New York City were coated with ice. The National Weather Service said the storm--coming just two weeks before spring begins (on March 20)--was one of the worst to hit Missouri in this century. Heavy rains caused new flooding in Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia, states hit by torrential rains and floods last month.
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