NOAA predicts another busy hurricane season

NOAA predicts another busy hurricane season

(Photo: Wikipedia) COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal forecasters are predicting yet another busy hurricane season. Thursday’s outlook calls for 13 to 20 named storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that become major hurricanes. The prediction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is more than what’s considered an average Atlantic season. Last year… Read more →

iReporter Jeff Lechus talks about driving to pick up his son from school as a tornado hit the area.

The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner’s Office says the death toll from a massive tornado that churned through Oklahoma City Monday has been downgraded from 51 to at least 24.

“To date, 24 deceased victims of the tornado have been transported to our Oklahoma City Office, and positive identification have been made in the vast majority of those, and these are ready for return to their loved ones,” spokeswoman Amy Elliott told in an e-mail.

Seven of the bodies are children.

Elliott said during early recovery efforts, 51 deaths were reported to the medical examiner’s office, but some of them may have been double-counted.


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