tornado http://wkyufm.org en Sunday Tornadoes Confirmed in Butler, Robertson and Sumner Counties http://wkyufm.org/post/sunday-tornadoes-confirmed-butler-robertson-and-sumner-counties <p>A survey team from the National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down near Huntsville in Butler County on Sunday afternoon.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />The weather service says winds likely reached 105 miles an hour and was about the width of about two football fields.<br /><br />One minor injury was reported, and one a mobile home had its roof taken off by powerful winds associated with the storm.<br /><br />The Associated Press reports the National Weather Service also confirmed two tornadoes in Northern Tenneseee, including an EF-1 in Robertson County with winds reaching 90 miles an hour and an EF-0 in Sumner County.<br /> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:25:10 +0000 WKU Public Radio 40063 at http://wkyufm.org Indiana, Kentucky Residents Mark Solemn Anniversary of Deadly Nov. 2005 Tornado http://wkyufm.org/post/indiana-kentucky-residents-mark-solemn-anniversary-deadly-nov-2005-tornado <p>Eight years ago this week, an F3 tornado tore through parts of Northwest Kentucky and Southern Indiana.&nbsp; It claimed two-dozen lives and left hundreds injured. Rick Shanklin with the National Weather Service Paducah office said several factors led to the devastation.<br /><br />“The main factor was the fact that it moved through at night. We had a major tornado that moved through a metropolitan area and unfortunately when you factor in that it impacted a mobile home park, that’s about the worst scenario that could occur,” said Shanklin.<br /><br />The November 6, 2005 tornado traveled 41 miles and featured winds that reached an estimated 200 miles per hour. It touched down originally in Smith Mills in Henderson County.</p><p>Shanklin and several colleagues attended a gathering at a Red Cross facility in Evansville Wednesday.<br /> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 02:14:53 +0000 Emil Moffatt 39531 at http://wkyufm.org Indiana, Kentucky Residents Mark Solemn Anniversary of Deadly Nov. 2005 Tornado Kentucky Firefighters Collecting Goods for Moore, Oklahoma http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-firefighters-collecting-goods-moore-oklahoma <p>Firefighters in a Kentucky town that is still rebuilding after being devastated by tornadoes last year are collecting goods to send to tornado victims in Oklahoma.</p><p>West Liberty Assistant Fire Chief James Phipps told WYMT-TV that officials there wanted to help in some way because "we know what they are going through."</p><p>Much of the small city's downtown was wiped out when a twister hit on March 2, 2012.</p><p>The deadly tornado that struck the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday also caused much devastation and damaged or destroyed as 13,000 homes. Thu, 23 May 2013 14:49:25 +0000 Associated Press 31377 at http://wkyufm.org Filmmakers Work on Documentary of Kentucky Tornado Recovery http://wkyufm.org/post/filmmakers-work-documentary-kentucky-tornado-recovery <p>Three men from eastern Kentucky are putting together a documentary about a town's recovery from a devastating spring tornado. WYMT-TV reports that Paul Lyons, Nathan Lewis and Timothy Boatright usually spend their time making videos of weddings and about tourism, but decided to work together on a documentary after the tornado destroyed part of their hometown of West Liberty. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:13:04 +0000 Associated Press 19335 at http://wkyufm.org WKU Class Studies Severe Weather on Cross Country Trip http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-class-studies-severe-weather-cross-country-trip <p>Tornadoes, hail and drought were just some of the things the students and their two professors came across on their two week journey throughout the Midwest. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:03:32 +0000 Joe Corcoran 15063 at http://wkyufm.org