Posts Tagged ‘tornado’

Morning Meeting: Cars Caught In Tornado

Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 9:21 am
By: Kealey Bultena
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The EF4 tornado that went through northeastern Iowa Friday caused signficiant damage. We’ll show you a farm where a home and bulidings were destroyed. We took you to Little Rock, IA this weekend. You can see a story about a farm where everything was destroyed but the house wasn’t touched and a piece about a man whose family home was damaged by the storm.

Also in Iowa, some cars pulled under an overpass during the tornado, but the winds pulled the cars from under the bridge.  We’ll show you the images tonight on KELOLAND News. Have you been caught on the road in severe weather? Some safety myths exist about what you should do if you’re driving during a tornado. What would you do?

Schools in South Dakota are downsizing tobacco prevention programs. That’s because tobacco tax money is going to be used in other areas. KELOLAND’s Katie Janssen will bring you the story tonight.

Morning Meeting: Finally Friday

Posted: Friday, June 18, 2010 at 10:29 am
By: Karen Sherman
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We made it through another week, and this morning’s meeting really did feel like a Friday.  But that doesn’t mean we aren’t covering a wide range of topics today.

  • We discussed the situation at the Leif Ericson camp and plan to explore a couple more angles of this story.  The camp is reviewing its safety procedures after the incident.
  • While we didn’t see the strong storms expected yesterday, Minnesotans took a pounding from multiple tornadoes Thursday (possibly a record, according to WCCO).  Storms moved through many parts of Minnesota in the afternoon, toppling power poles, destroying structures and leaving behind a mess of debris.  Our Sports Director Jay Elsen found himself face-to-face with one tornado outside of Albert Lea.
  • As Minnesota cleans up after their storms, the town of Dupree can relate — they’re picking up the pieces after storms on Wednesday.  We’re back in Dupree and will have more tonight on KELOLAND News.
  • We’re also checking with the Empire Mall to see what procedures they have in place for severe weather.  Storms can hit at any time, and we’re wondering how a business keeps their customers safe.

Morning Meeting: Watching the Sky

Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 9:57 am
By: Karen Sherman
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Brian Karstens gave us a brief rundown before our morning meeting on what to expect today, in terms of severe weather. Be sure you keep a close watch on this, as parts of KELOLAND could likely get pounded.

While we anticipate covering more severe weather today, we’re taking a look at the damage left by tornadoes that hit Dupree last night.  Take a look at a few of the photos sent in and submit your own on uShare.

Photo courtesy: Roger Hill

Photo courtesy: Roger Hill

In other news, GOP gubernatorial candidate Dennis Daugaard announced his running mate choice today, so we’ll be taking a look at Matt Michels and what that means for the campaign.  In what his campaign called a historic move, Democrat Scott Heidepriem chose a Republican running mate, which he announced on June 1.