In Photos: Midwest In Snow 2015

23 11 2015
Vehicles move slowly on the road as snow falls Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Wheeling, Ill. The first significant snowstorm of the season blanketed some parts of the Midwest with more than a foot of snow and more was on the way Saturday, creating hazardous travel conditions and flight delays. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Vehicles move slowly on the road as snow falls Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Wheeling, Ill. The first significant snowstorm of the season blanketed some parts of the Midwest with more than a foot of snow and more was on the way Saturday, creating hazardous travel conditions and flight delays. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The National Weather Service forecast 20 degrees or lower across six states from North Dakota to Illinois.

This is the season’s first major snow for the region. 

In Chicago, residents were digging out of more than 11 inches of snow.

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Photos – Aftermath Of US Midwest Tornadoes

16 04 2012

A truck lies on its side after a tornado struck Woodward, Oklahoma, April 15, 2012. Rescue and clean-up efforts were underway across the Midwest on Sunday after dozens of tornadoes tore through the region, killing at least five people in Oklahoma, leaving thousands without power in Kansas and damaging up to 90 percent of the homes and buildings in one small Iowa town. (REUTERS/Jeff Tuttle)

There were dozens of tornadoes that destroyed buildings, vehicles and trees across the Midwest during the weekend.

(Please click here for: ‘At Least Five Killed By Night time Tornado In Oklahoma’).

Tornado is a natural disaster that sucked up things along its path and dropped them back to the ground may be a few meters away.

I first learned about tornadoes after reading the book, ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

I was 4 years old at that time and I wondered why only Dorothy’s house was sucked up by the twister and not some other things around it.

Actually tornado only destroys things along its path.

Sue Lord is dwarfed by the debris from her home, which is piled up on the neighbor's home, following a tornado in Woodward, Okla., Sunday, April 15, 2012. Lord was in the home when the tornado struck, but was not injured. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Ottaway Amusement, Inc. workers survey the damage to a 65-foot tall Ferris wheel Sunday morning, April 15, 2012, that toppled over onto another ride at Kellogg and Greenwicht following a tornado that swept through east Wichita overnight Saturday. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Mike Hutmacher)

A woman is framed in the doorway of a damaged home in Thurman, Iowa, Sunday, April 15, 2012. Iowa emergency officials said a large part of the town in the western part of the state was destroyed Saturday night, possibly by a tornado, but no one was injured or killed. Fremont County Emergency Management Director Mike Crecelius said about 75 percent of the 250-person town was destroyed. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Storm chaser photographer Brad Mack shoots a tornado as it makes its way over the 135 freeway near Moundridge, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012. A spate of tornadoes tore through parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, churning through Wichita and other areas, causing widespread damage and killing two. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Trish Ford, of Woodward, Oklahoma, looks for personal papers for a friend whose office was destroyed by a tornado April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Tuttle

Woodward, Oklahoma





At Least Five Killed By Night time Tornado In Oklahoma

15 04 2012

Reuters reported that at least five people were killed on Sunday while some people were injured when a tornado hit a northwest city of Woodward, Oklahoma early on Sunday morning as tornadoes swept across the U.S. Plains states.

Tornadoes were spotted across the Midwest and Plains on Saturday damaging buildings and vehicles in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Oklahoma.

A number of people were reportedly injured in those incidents.

Iowa emergency officials said a large part of the town of Thurman in the western part of the state was destroyed Saturday night but luckily nobody was killed.

Weather forecasters warned that severe storms and more tornadoes touchdown is expected in the region for the rest of the weekend.

On Tuesday April 3, 2012,  a swarm of tornadoes hit Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

This is a disaster and I am very sorry for the victims.

THURMAN, IA - APRIL 14: Several Semi trucks and their trailers are overturned on Interstate 29 April 14, 2012 in Thurman, Iowa. Photo By Eric Francis/Getty Images

A severe thunder storm supercell moves above the ground near the small town of Stratton, Nebraska April 12, 2012. Forecasters are warning of a possible major tornado outbreak in the Midwest this weekend, with Kansas and Oklahoma seen at particular risk as early as Saturday. Picture taken April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Storm chaser photographers Brad Mack (R) and Gene Blevins take photos of lightning from a tornadic super cell near Apache City, Oklahoma April 13, 2012. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are expected Saturday afternoon and evening over central and eastern Kansas, central and eastern Nebraska and central and north central Oklahoma, the National Weather Service said. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Huge tornadic super cells shoot out lightning bolts in the skies near the area of Apache, Oklahoma, April 13, 2012. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Huge super cells form in the skies near the area of Kingfisher, Oklahoma April 13, 2012. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Huge tornadic super cells shoot out lightning bolts in the skies near the area of Apache, Oklahoma, April 13, 2012. . REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A funnel cloud dips down from the clouds on Saturday, April 14, 2012, just southwest of Otis, Kansas as severe thunderstorms roll across Kansas. The funnel touched down briefly before the storm weakened. Supercell thunderstorms spawned numerous tornadoes in Kansas on Saturday. (AP Photo/The Hays Daily News, Steven Hausler)

THURMAN, IA - APRIL 14: Damage from an apparent tornado is seen April 14, 2012 in Thurman, Iowa. The storms were part of a massive system that affected areas from Northern Nebraska south through Oklahoma. Photo By Eric Francis/Getty Images





The Missouri River Flooding – The Rising Souris River Threatened Minot In Pictures

23 06 2011

Below are photos of the Missouri River rising flood water as more levees were crest.

The City of Minot enforced a mandatory evacuation shortly before 1 p.m., June 22, 2011.

Please click here for more ‘Photos of Historic Souris River Floods Minot, June 24, 2011(Reuters And AP Photos).

 

This map produced June 21, 2011, by the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services shows a projected worst-case scenario of flooding from the Souris River in Minot, N.D., should the river over top the levees. The area designated by hash marks is protected by a secondary levee. (AP Photo/North Dakota Department of Emergency Services via The Forum)

Rising Souris River water breaches the 4th St. dike behind Michelle Benjamin's home in Minot, ND. on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Will Kincaid)

In this photo provided by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, a temporary levee in Minot, N.D., nears over topping from the Souris River, Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The little-known Souris River could bring historic flooding to North Dakota city. The City of Minot enforced a mandatory evacuation shortly before 1 p.m. (AP Photo/Patrick Moes)

Clayton Haney, from Kearney, Mo. drives a dump truck through foot deep water Wednesday June 22, 2011, while working to build up railroad levee in Big Lake, Mo. near Rulo Neb. Missouri river flooding forced residents from Big Lake earlier in the week. (Photo/Dave Weaver)

Officials and National Guard Soldiers look at a levee that continues to be over topped by the flooded Missouri river Wednesday June 22, 2011, efforts to fortify the levee in Atchison County, Mo., near Atchison County, Neb. have been halted as the river continues to rise.(Photo/Dave Weaver)

A family checks out the flooded Missouri River from beneath the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge in Omaha, Nebraska, June 21, 2011. Flooding will force the evacuation of one-quarter of North Dakota's fourth largest city and levee breaches forced 300 residents to leave a Missouri town as flooding worsened, officials said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

A dead carp lies atop a flooded sidewalk near the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

Ramon Carreno of Omaha, Nebraska takes pictures of the flooding Missouri River from Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

Downtown Omaha is seen looking over a flooded parking lot and the Missouri River from Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom





The Missouri River Flooding In Pictures

22 06 2011

The Missouri River flooding is getting worse.

Flood water crest more and more levees.

The US Corps of Engineer had released water from dams along the river.

And in some place the levees were ruptured causing more water to flood the homes and farms.

This is another U.S. flood disaster after the very bad Mississippi River flooding last month.

Trees emerge from the flooded Missouri River as seen from the Council Bluffs, Iowa side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, June 21, 2011. Downtown Omaha, Nebraska is in the background. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

In this June 16, 2011 photo, Missouri River flood waters have finally reached a man-made second levee protecting the small town of Hamburg, Iowa. The river has been rising for weeks as the corps releases increasing amounts of water from its upstream dams to clear out heavy spring rain and snow melt. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

In this June 13, 2011, file photo the Missouri River floods farmland north of Hamburg, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, FILE)

Flood waters from the Missouri River cover Highway 333 near Interstate I-29 outside of town, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Hamburg, Iowa. The water level continues to rise and officials say that it should crest sometime later this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Flood waters from the nearby Missouri River cover a county highway, Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Hamburg, Iowa. The water level continues to rise and officials say that it should crest sometime later this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

A farmhouse and buildings sit surrounded by flood waters from the nearby Missouri River, Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Hamburg, Iowa. The water level continues to rise and officials say that it should crest sometime later this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

In this June 13, 2011, file photo the Missouri River floods farmland north of Hamburg, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Missouri River flooding, June 2011. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

A home is engulfed by flood water in Hamburg, Iowa, Monday, June 13, 2011. The rising Missouri River has ruptured two levees in northwest Missouri, sending torrents of flood waters over rural farmland toward the Iowa town of Hamburg and the Missouri resort town of Big Lake.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Vehicles travel on Interstate 29, north of Hamburg, Iowa, Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Interstate 29, north of Hamburg, Iowa, is down to one lane due to flooding from the Missouri River, Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

A grain silo is surrounded by flood waters Monday, June 13, 2011, near Beaver Laken Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

An aerial view of a ruptured levee near Hamburg, Iowa, bottom center, Monday, June 13, 2011, which was letting in water from the Missouri River. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Flooding along the Missouri River in this aerial photograph taken over the Anderson dance Pavilion and Spirit of Siouxland monument in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Communities along the Missouri River including Dakota Dunes, SD, Sioux City, Iowa, and South Sioux City, Nebr., are battling flooding in the wake of record high releases from upstream Missouri River reservoirs. Sioux City Journal photo by Tim Hynds

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‘Photos of Historic Souris River Floods Minot, June 24, 2011(Reuters And AP Photos).

The Missouri River Flooding – The Rising Souris River Threatened Minot In Pictures.’








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