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 Thunderstorms Knock out Power in Louisville Area http://wkyufm.org/post/thunderstorms-knock-out-power-louisville-area <p>The National Weather Service says a line of storms that moved through the Louisville area this afternoon brought strong winds that knocked out power to about twelve thousand homes and businesses. Some homes were damaged, as well. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:51:06 +0000 Dan Modlin & Associated Press 9616 at http://wkyufm.org Thunderstorms Knock out Power in Louisville Area Disaster Assistance Approved for Some Kentucky Counties http://wkyufm.org/post/disaster-assistance-approved-some-kentucky-counties <p class="x_MsoNormal">The Office of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says&nbsp;<span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"> President Barack Obama has authorized assistance for residents of seven Kentucky counties that suffered significant damage as a result of Friday&rsquo;s tornadoes and severe storms.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 02:48:09 +0000 Dan Modlin 8655 at http://wkyufm.org Disaster Assistance Approved for Some Kentucky Counties Thousands Still without Power http://wkyufm.org/post/thousands-still-without-power <p>Officials with the Kentucky Public Service Commission say there are about&nbsp; 93 hundred power outages in storm damaged areas of Kentucky, as of&nbsp; mid-morning Monday. That number does not include outages in areas served by municipal utilties or by rural electric cooperatives in the Tennessee Valley system.</p><p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 16:34:09 +0000 Dan Modlin 8552 at http://wkyufm.org Governor Beshear Calls for Federal Disaster Assistance Following Friday's Storms http://wkyufm.org/post/governor-beshear-calls-federal-disaster-assistance-following-fridays-storms <p><font size="2">Governor Steve Beshear is requesting a federal disaster declaration for parts of eastern and northern Kentucky hit by tornadoes last week.&nbsp;The declaration would allow federal money to help with clean up and rebuilding. It will also help provide funds to affected businesses. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 00:53:54 +0000 & Dan Modlin 8523 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Department of Health Says Death Toll Stands at 17 http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-department-health-says-death-toll-stands-17 <p>Updating earlier reports on deaths and injuries in Kentucky, following Friday&#39;s severe storms, the Kentucky Department of Health says coroners in the state have reported seventeen fatalities. In addition, about 300 injuries connected to the storms have been reported.</p><p>Governor Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson are touring some of the devastated areas today.Damage has been reported in forty Kentucky counties,and at least ten counties have declared states of emergency.</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 17:20:47 +0000 Dan Modlin 8490 at http://wkyufm.org