Tag Archives: Tornado

Outdoor Sporting Store Sees Effects of the Great Outdoors


In June of 2010, an EF2 tornado touched down in Dundee, MI, leaving behind a large amount of damage. Homes and hotels were destroyed, along with Cabela’s, Michigan’s most-visited destination, and Splash Universe. The roof and siding was torn off … Continue reading

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Tornado Devastates a N.C. College – Beneficial or Detrimental?


A tornado that swept through Raleigh, North Carolina ended Shaw University’s semester earlier than previously expected. Shaw University is the oldest Black College in the South and is affiliated with the Baptist Church. There were many controversial views throughout campus … Continue reading

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Farms Affected by Recent Tornadoes!


Saturday there were multiple tornadoes that tore through North Carolina. According to an article on msnbc.com, a farm in Four Oaks, NC, experienced 2 tornadoes that tore apart 17 of their buildings. The 2 tornadoes combined to create a giant … Continue reading

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Home Insurers Caught Up in a ‘Vortex’ of Issues


Last weekend’s tornado outbreak was one of the worst outbreaks for the month April. 671 tornadoes have been recorded from April 1st to April 18th, crushing the average number of tornadoes occurring in April over the past 10 years. The … Continue reading

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My Storm Chaser Experience


I know we have a few weeks before we begin studying tornadoes, but I wanted to blog about this topic because it is the only natural disaster that I have encountered in my lifetime. When a series of tornados hit … Continue reading

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Wicked Twister


On May 22nd, 2004 an outbreak of 56 tornadoes, hit the Midwestern states. A majority of these tornado’s occurred in Iowa and Nebraska. One person was killed with an additional 38 injured. The damage was estimated to be 175 million. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the blog for ISP203B


Welcome to the blog for ISP203B, a class on Natural Hazards and Disasters taught at Michigan State University. Section 2 in Spring 2011 is taught by Remke van Dam, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences. This blog will … Continue reading

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