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Bigger storms and more hurricanes on the way for Ireland, climate expert warns
Leading Irish climatologist Prof John Sweeney said we can 'expect more severe storms' in the future“We have seen increases but they might not continue. “But what we will see is that over time the storm tracks may move a little to the north as the tropics warm up and the probability is that we will see fewer storms but the ones that we do get will be a lot bigger. “We can expect more severe storms. The recent evidence for that seems to be in line with what is being suggested. “As the water warms up around Ireland we can expect the storms to have more energy.
A tornado has torn homes and businesses apart in a densely populated area of Dallas, and four people were killed in Arkansas and Oklahoma as a late-night series of storms caused chaos in several states.
Radar confirmed the tornado struck near Dallas Love Field Airport on Sunday evening, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Godwin.
There were no reports of fatalities or serious injuries in Texas on Monday, but fire and rescue service spokesman Jason Evans said three people were taken to hospital for evaluation of injuries that were not life-threatening.
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Tens of thousands of people were left without electricity. Dallas Love Field spokesman Chris Perry said the airport was not damaged in the storm.
Tornado warnings were in effect on Monday in far eastern Arkansas, near the Mississippi River, as the storm system moved to the east. The Storm Prediction Centre in Norman, Oklahoma, said areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee could see severe thunderstorms.
Dallas-based radio station KNON-FM went off the air when the studio suffered major damage from the tornado. Presenter Lew Morris said the power went out first, followed by the “distinctive whistle” of a tornado within three minutes.
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Philip Cross, who died of a drug overdose in 2012, was identified as a suspect in the 1984 murder after police compared DNA to a genealogy database.Philip Cross, a Wisconsin man who died of a drug overdose in 2012, was identified as a suspect in the 1984 cold case out of Port Washington, the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday. Traci was killed Dec. 15, 1984, after partying with her friends and leaving after midnight to walk almost four miles home.
He and another radio show host sheltered in a toilet.
“We then heard the building shaking and could hear the glass windows shattering everywhere along with debris banging around. We waited until all the noise died down,” Mr Morris said. “We walked out to see the studio he was just broadcasting from destroyed.”
Addressing a news conference on Monday morning, Dallas mayor Eric Johnson said the city was lucky this time.
Out assessing damage from last night’s storms. Severe property damage sustained to schools, homes, and other facilities. Thankful we have no reported fatalities or serious injuries at this time. Our first responders have been on the scene since last night.
— Mayor Eric Johnson (@DallasMayor)
“I think we should consider ourselves very fortunate that we did not lose any lives — no fatalities and no serious injuries — in last night’s storms. I think we should all be very grateful for that,” he said.
Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo calls on the Irish Government not to import 'fracked' gas from United States
The actor has campaigned against fracking gas in the US for 10 years and asks the Government to 'think of their brothers and sisters in America'American film star Mark Ruffalo called on the Irish Government to stop importing fracked gas from the United States due to it 'harming and killing people there'.
October tornadoes are not common, and cities are rarely hit, according to Harold Brooks of the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma.
NWS meteorologist Jennifer Dunn said there may have been two or more tornadoes in north Texas but the extent would not be known until later when crews have surveyed the damage.
Dallas Fire-Rescue said one of its stations sustained significant damage during the storms overnight, posting photos on Twitter that show a collapsed roof and debris.
sustained significant damage during the last night's/this morning's storms. Thankfully no injuries to any of the firefighters inside.
— DALLAS FIRE-RESCUE (@DallasFireRes_q)
The storm disrupted flights in north Texas and north-west Arkansas. According to Flightaware.com, 63 flights were delayed and 18 cancelled at Dallas Love Field on Monday, while 78 were cancelled at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and more than 200 were delayed.
Three killed as storms and flooding hit France
Three people have died in floods following torrential rain in southern France. The county's Interior Ministry has said the town of Beziers was among the hardest hit in recent days.Dozens of people there have been forced to leave their homes after rivers broke their banks.Cars have been swept away and streets and roads have been severely damaged and covered with mud.Blocks of cement were also moved by the force of the floodwaters.The area saw more rain in 24 hours than in the whole previous year as the fierce storms lashed eight French counties along the Mediterranean Sea and inland areas.
In north-west Arkansas, one person died when a tree fell on a home in Rogers, about 150 miles north west of Little Rock, according to Benton County Department of Public Safety.
Power was out at the nearby Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill. The airport said it cancelled 17 flights on Monday and about a dozen were delayed.
Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson said “significant storm damage” occurred in that part of the state.
Significant storm damage last night in Northwest Arkansas including one fatality. ADEM is monitoring and supporting local first responders.
— Gov. Asa Hutchinson (@AsaHutchinson)
Damage was also reported in the north-east corner of Arkansas in the town of Tyronza, where five people were reported injured, Jonesboro TV station KAIT reported.
Authorities said severe thunderstorms were responsible for the deaths of three people in eastern Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Brooke Arbeitman said two teenage boys died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Weleetka, about 80 miles east of Oklahoma City.
She said the 14 and 15-year-old boys were using a portable gas generator in a travel trailer after the storms knocked out power in the area.
Another person died late on Sunday when a tree was blown onto a mobile home near Valliant, about 170 miles south east of Oklahoma City, emergency management officials said.
Man admits causing death of 10-year-old girl in 'hit-and-run' .
A man has admitted causing the death of a 10-year-old girl in a hit-and- run collision in Newcastle. Melissa Tate suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a car on Hillsview Avenue in Kenton, Newcastle, on the evening of 25 September.She later died in hospital.Connor Marsden, 24, of Ambridge Way in Kenton, pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court to causing the death of the schoolgirl.He also admitted causing death by driving while uninsured and while unlicensed.All of the charges relate to the crash which led to Melissa's death.
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