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See A Tornado From the Inside

I'm kind of a weather geek.  Having grown up in eastern Iowa and then living in Wichita, Kansas, I always had an appreciation for severe weather and strong storms.

Since Wichita is right in the thick of "tornado alley," some of my days on the radio included covering severe weather, some days included actually chasing down rotating wall clouds (that's what tornadoes are before they become funnel clouds) and other days spent in the basement waiting for storms to pass

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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How To Talk To Children About The Oklahoma Tornado Disaster

The world was shocked by Monday's tornado disaster in Oklahoma.  It's hard for adults to understand the magnitude of the destruction caused by the tornado.

It's ever harder for kids to grasp what has happened.

Learn how the experts suggest to talk with children following the Oklahoma tornado disaster. 

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Miracle Tornado Hero Denied Workman’s Comp

Never mind that Mark Lindquist saved the lives of three developmentally disabled adults in the twister that hit Joplin, Missouri.  Mark was also honored by the Missouri legislature.  But ugly red tape reared it's ugly head to prevent this injured man, who risked his own life to save the lives of others, from collecting Workman's Comp

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By: Joe Raedle Getty Images News
By: Joe Raedle Getty Images News
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More Grand Rapids Natural Disaster?

Is it me or has there been more natural disasters this year than any other in recent memory. I mean, terrible floods, tornados....hurricanes. Sure seems like it to me. I was reading that this may be the time of Mother Nature, as the 20th century was the time of man-made issues -- war, etc. What do you think

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By: Wichita Eagle McClatchy-Tribune
By: Wichita Eagle McClatchy-Tribune
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Amazing Tornado Pictures

Maybe it was from watching Wizard of Oz too many times as a kid, but I've had a phobia about tornados. Did you see the damage from the tornado is Missouri yesterday? Some say it was at least a mile wide

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Darren Breen/Grand Rapids Press/www.mlive.com
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Did A Tornado Really Touch Down In The Grand Rapids Area Yesterday?

That's the big question.  Some of the pros  from the National Weather Service are in town today to tour the region and give us an answer.  No doubt the damage was substantial!  Some of the farm animals in

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