Wednesday, March 5 2014 11:11 AM EST2014-03-05 16:11:34 GMT
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Poor road conditions have stranded hundreds of motorists in Region 8. Most, along I-55 in Mississippi County. "We were all the way in Missouri on foot just walking," Shondra WrightMore >>
Roughly 50 Region 8 residents from Blytheville area churches and organizations spent hundreds of dollars and hours of their time walking along I-55 bringing food and water to those stranded motorists.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:16 AM EST2014-03-05 13:16:07 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Traffic remains at a standstill on Interstate 55 in Arkansas as Tuesday night after some drivers have been stranded for hours. Other motorists pulled over for the night and will wait untilMore >>
Traffic remains at a standstill on Interstate 55 in Arkansas Tuesday night after some drivers have been stranded for hours.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 7:14 AM EST2014-03-05 12:14:43 GMT
The wintry weather that has moved into south Louisiana is causing problems for drivers early Tuesday morning. Louisiana State Police said I-10 East near Whiskey Bay is closed due to a crash. Troopers addedMore >>
The wintry weather that moved through south Louisiana Tuesday morning caused problems for drivers throughout the day, as several major roadways were closed until the afternoon.More >>
(CNN) - Severe weather is battering much of the central U.S. including tornadoes in parts and blizzards in others.
The extreme conditions are part of a large front that will likely mean more severe weather for the weekend. It's a story of extremes.
Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in parts of Illinois, Tennessee and states further south.
Up north, blizzards and whiteout conditions in Iowa and Minnesota.
It's all part of a fast-developing storm front sweeping across the central U.S.
Meteorologists say the mix of warm and cold air is to blame for the most severe conditions.
"Very hot air, very muggy air in the East, very much colder air behind it," said CNN meteorologist Chad Myers. "That cold air pushes the warm air up - that's the cold front - and we get the tornado possibilities."
More than possibilities: The National Weather Service had reports of as many as eight tornadoes in central Illinois late Thursday.
Seven outbuildings were destroyed in Mechanicsburg. And more than 24,000 people lost power in the state.
Several areas also saw flooding, which emergency officials say was fueled by heavy rain and melting snow.
Meanwhile in colder temperatures up north, blizzard warnings were in effect in Minnesota as rain turned to snow.
It's got some fed up with the seemingly never-ending cold.
And there's no end in sight.
A cold front on the tail of the current system will mean the story of extremes will likely continue into the weekend with plummeting temperatures in the North, and heavy downpours possible in the lower Midwest.
So far, there have been no reports of injuries or death related to this round of severe weather.
Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:28 GMT
A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are...More >>
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:54:04 GMT
Harold Robins and his girlfriend lost their home Monday night. And to make matters worse they didn't have insurance. Still the traveling pipe fitter says he would live in an RV again because of how convenientMore >>
Harold Robins and his girlfriend lost their home Monday night. And to make matters worse they didn't have insurance. Still the traveling pipe fitter says he would live in an RV again because of how convenient they are.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:54:04 GMT
Strong winds from Monday's severe weather caused some damage to a condo complex in Gautier. Two walls at the Riverbend Condominiums came crashing down around 8 p.m.More >>
Strong winds from Monday's severe weather caused some damage to a condo complex in Gautier. Two walls at the Riverbend Condominiums came crashing down around 8 p.m. Neighbors remember hearing a loud roar before the wall started to shake.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:53:03 GMT
In a matter of minutes, dozens of people had their lives literally turned upside down when a violent storm ripped through the Santa Maria RV park in Gautier Monday night.More >>
In a matter of minutes, dozens of people had their lives literally turned upside down when a violent storm ripped through the Santa Maria RV park in Gautier Monday night. Tuesday morning, they got their first daylight look at what remains of their homes and belongings.More >>
With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth fight against wildfires licking around the...More >>
President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot...More >>