Emergency officials set out Saturday morning to see how much damage a violent burst of thunderstorms and tornadoes caused as it swept across the Midwest overnight, killing at least nine and injuring dozens.
President Barack Obama flew to tornado-ravaged Oklahoma Sunday, offering moral and monetary support to people still reeling from lost lives and shattered neighborhoods.
Two possible tornadoes were reported in the Washington, D.C., region on Saturday, as strong winds and heavy rains plowed through the area, leaving tens of thousands without electricity.
America’s weather is stuck on extreme. Area residents are experiencing an early spring, but other parts of the country are getting a ton of snow and tornadoes.
Illinois’ senators and Gov. Pat Quinn has sharply criticized a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny disaster aid to southern Illinois counties ravaged by tornadoes and said they would seek to reverse the ruling.
America smashed the record for billion-dollar weather disasters this year with a deadly dozen — and counting.
Click through Lurch’s photos while he was chasing storms with the crew from the Discovery Channel.