Monthly Archives: April 2017

Watch: Hasan Minhaj hilariously bashed MSNBC and CNN at the WHCD

OK look, I know it’s fashionable to crap on Hasan Minhaj’s routine because of course it was anti-Republican, as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner always is, BUT there was actually a pretty . . .

At Least 10 Dead, More Injured, After Tornados, Floods And Storms Sweep Midwestern And Southern U.S.

  • At least four dead from tornados and storms in eastern Texas

  • At least three dead in eastern Arkansas from storm damage and flooding 

  • Woman dead after flash flood in southwestern Missouri 

  • Man and child dead after separate incidents in southern Mississippi

Search and rescue efforts are underway after weekend tornados, flooding and severe storms left multiple people dead and dozens more injured across the southern and midwestern U.S. 

At least four people in Texas were confirmed dead following tornadoes Saturday that struck across Van Zandt County, roughly 65 miles east of Dallas. Information on the victims was not immediately available. 

Three more people died across Arkansas after floods and storms. A 10-year-old girl in northwest Springdale was found dead late Saturday after she was swept away in floodwaters. A 65-year-old woman in De Witt, about 80 miles east of Little Rock, died when winds felled a tree that crushed her mobile home. A 24-year-old woman was found dead on Sunday at a Eureka Springs creek near the Ozark Mountains, the Associated Press reports.

Local officials said a woman in Christian County, southwestern Missouri, died Saturday in a flash flood. Madelaine Krueger, 72, from Billings, Montana, drowned after rushing water swept away her vehicle; her husband, also in the car, survived, the Christian County Headliner reports

A man near Durant, Mississippi, about 65 miles north of Jackson, died in a strong storm, though no details were immediately available. Sunday evening, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency confirmed a child in Rankin County had died from electric shock in floodwater. 

NEW: devastating wedge tornado from close range just east of #Canton, TX that has caused extensive damage along its path @breakingweather

— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) April 30, 2017

Patrick Marsh, a warning coordination meteorologist with the NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center, said at least five tornadoes were documented since late Friday night to Saturday, including three in Texas and ones in far eastern Oklahoma and far northwest Arkansas. 

Hail, thunderstorms and wind damage also hit a portion of the southeastern quarter of southern plains states, the Midwest and the Southeast, affecting states including Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Montana, Illinois, Georgia and even as far Northeast as Ohio. 

“Severe weather in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas are sweeping East, so ongoing warnings in Alabama and Tennessee” are in effect Sunday, Marsh told HuffPost. 

Significant tornado occurred in Canton yesterday. Survey team still in the area. More updates to come! #Canton #txwx

— NWS Fort Worth (@NWSFortWorth) April 30, 2017

In Canton, Tex., tornados flattened homes, stripped and uprooted trees and flipped over vehicles as they cut a path stretching more than 30 miles. 

“It is heartbreaking and upsetting to say the least,” Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett said during a Sunday morning news conference.

Saturday was the night several schools in affected states were to hold proms, but severe weather sparked cancellations. In Canton, the event space “The Rustic Barn” was set to host a local high school’s prom when the tornado sirens began to blare. 

“We were having a high school prom for the Edgewood kids last night. Luckily, most of the kids hadn’t got here. There was a few when the sirens started going off,” owner Reagan Sumner told ABC News affiliate, WFAA Channel 8. 

Sumner said inside, they could feel the air pressure change and everyone ran inside for shelter

“We got into the room that was in the front of the building ― the only room still standing. We started hearing the sounds of the roar. All of a sudden it was just explosions, and we had about 15 to 20 people in the bathroom, little babies to older people.” Sumner said.

“That was the only room standing after it was all over,” he added. 

Edgewood high schoolers were supposed to have prom at The Rustic Barn in Canton, but tornado flattened like cardboard box

— Julieta Chiquillo (@jmchiquillo) April 30, 2017

Hours before Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) toured the damaged areas by helicopter Sunday, he appeared on Fox News to assure residents that the affected areas would rebuild.

“Just know that we’ve been through these before and working together, Texans will rebuild and restore the loss of property,” Abbott said. “We can’t do anything about the loss of life, but w’ell come together as a team, as we usually do, in the state of Texas.” 

Over the weekend, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) declared states of emergency due to weather-related damage. 

Marsh said any large, widespread weather event over multiple days is rare in the sense that they don’t occur daily, but he noted they do occur several times a year. 

“And when we do have them in the cool, or ‘transition’ season, if they’re going to happen, you tend to get more of the stronger storms during this period,” Marsh said, describing the transitional season as stretching approximately November to May. 

“The storm prediction center was forecasting a severe weather event about a week ago,” he added. 

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Daniel Defense: Second Amendment Rights Come From God, Not Government

During the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Daniel Defense president and CEO Marty Daniel affirmed his conviction that Second Amendment rights come from God, not from government.

Tornado destroys Dallas church but leaves 45 people who took shelter in a hallway miraculously unharmed

Daily Mail (UK), by Cheyenne Roundtree Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 30 47 2017 11:47:47 GMT During a brutal storm, a tornado leveled a Texas church but left the 45 members inside miraculously unharmed. Several twisters swept through Arkansas, Missouri and Texas on Saturday, leaving dozens of homes destroyed across the region and at least six people dead as of Sunday. Such a tornado ripped through Emory, Texas, a town outside of Dallas, on Saturday night and wiped out St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with nearly 45 people inside. In what church members are describing as a miracle, ´not a scratch´ was left on anyone as they took shelter in a hallway from the storm that