USThe Latest: 125-mph tornado confirmed in Sioux Falls
Tribal leaders say 2020 should be about 'life or death' issues, not Warren's DNA
Positioned in seven key swing states, tribal leaders want to push the conversation toward issues other than Sen. Elizabeth's Warren's DNA test results.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the severe weather that caused widespread damage in Sioux Falls (all times local):
The National Weather Service is confirming that at least one tornado hit the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, overnight.
The weather service confirmed an EF-2 tornado with winds of about 125 mph hit a portion of the city. They were examining a second area where a hospital complex suffered heavy damage to see if that also was a tornado or simply straight-line winds.
400 mn Facebook users' phone numbers exposed in privacy lapse: reports
Phone numbers linked to more than 400 million Facebook accounts were listed online in the latest privacy lapse for the social media giant, US media reported Wednesday. The databases listed Facebook user IDs -- unique digits attached to each account -- the profiles' phone numbers, as well as the gender listed by some accounts and their geographical locations, technology website TechCrunch reported. The server was not password protected, meaning anyone could access the databases, and remained online until late Wednesday when TechCrunch contacted the site's host.
Mayor Paul TenHaken says officials have still received no reports of deaths or serious injury from the storm that hit around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. He says the city is fortunate.
Among the stories emerging from the damage is the scramble to protect patients in several Avera Health hospitals. David Flicek, the head of Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, says staff in one building had "10 minutes to wake up 102 residents" and move them to safety.
He says seven people had minor injuries from falling debris.
Officials say the severe weather that tore apart structures in South Dakota's largest city appears to have spared the rest of the state.
National Weather Service officials are surveying a probable tornado and straight-line winds that hit the southern part of Sioux Falls just before midnight Tuesday that caused damage to at least 37 structures. There are some reports of injuries, but no word on any fatalities.
Hurricane Dorian Emerald Isle: Ring Camera Shows Tornado Strike
The spinning winds of category 2 Hurricane Dorian spawned a tornado Thursday in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, that crumpled and twisted homes in the community. It was one of 20 tornadoes that were reported Thursday morning across the state, reports said. One was caught by a Ring doorbell camera, which the homeowners viewed from afar. A threat of tornadoes is expected to last until early Friday, according to emergency officials. More than 6,000 residents were already without power by Thursday afternoon, according to officials. Much of coastal North Carolina remained under a storm surge warning and hurricane warning, as well as the tornado watch.
South Dakota Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Mangan says his office has not received other reports of destructive weather. He says they've been notified about flooding in Hutchinson and Brule counties, but no assistance has been requested.
Hutchinson County Deputy Sheriff Maurice Waltner says the town of Parkston received 6 inches (152.4 millimeters) of rain and had moderate street flooding. As for wind damage in the county, Waltner says "I haven't found any yet."
No officials were available for comment at the Brule County Sheriff's Office.
Sioux Falls officials have scheduled an update for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
City officials in Sioux Falls urged citizens to stay off the streets until 8 a.m. Wednesday as crews remove debris from a probable tornado and straight-line winds overnight. Classes for Sioux Falls students were delayed 2 hours.
Fire Chief Brad Goodroad said at an early morning news conference Wednesday that at least 37 structures collapsed in the city or have structural issues. There are some reports of injuries, but no word on any fatalities.
Watch: Browns fan falls off top of van during tailgate in terrifying moment
We don't have to describe the sheer beauty of football fans around the country tailgating in celebration of the NFL's long-awaited return. However, what recently transpired on Sunday at a Cleveland Browns pre-game party is genuinely difficult to watch. A fan was standing atop a van when he appeared to lose track of his surroundings and came crashing to the ground. WARNING: it was a nasty-looking landing as the man unfortunately had nothing to brace his fall. YOOOOO!!!! ? pic.twitter.com/fpXCcMRlPR— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) September 8, 2019 Horrific.
Xcel Energy says as many as 25,000 customers were without power at one point because of the damage, but that number dropped about 2,100 customers by 6:30 a.m.
The Red Cross opened a shelter at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds' armory for people displaced by the storm.
Severe weather, including a probable tornado, struck Sioux Falls leaving a trail of damaged buildings, powerlines and trees.
Fire Chief Brad Goodroad said at an early morning news conference Wednesday that at least 37 structures collapsed in the city or have structural issues. There are a few reports of injuries, but no word on any fatalities.
Latest Pixel 4 leaks show orange color option, video overview of features
'Hey Google, maybe just release the phone already?'
National Weather Service lead meteorologist Todd Heitkamp in Sioux Falls says a damage survey will be done with the light of day to confirm that a tornado caused the damage. Heitkamp says the majority of the damage was likely caused by strong straight-line winds.
Among the buildings damaged are Avera Heart Hospital and an Advanced Auto Parts store. The local school district delayed the start of classes Wednesday as crews worked to clear debris from city streets. Xcel Energy's outage map shows more than 8,000 customers without power in the area.
Sioux Falls tornado: Buildings in South Dakota's biggest city get shredded by an overnight tornado
Now city officials are investigating why not all of the city's outdoor warning sirens sounded like they should have. The severe weather that struck South Dakota's largest city spawned at least one tornado, the National Weather Service said. "Obviously we had widespread damage throughout the entire city," said Todd Heitkamp of the weather service's Sioux Falls office. "Most of that damage was a result of probably 100-mph-plus winds. And some of the damage was a little bit more intense, and we're suspecting that was a result of some brief, spin-up tornadoes.
Severe weather including a tornado hit central Sioux Falls, where authorities closed streets and delayed school for two hours Wednesday as they assessed the damage.
National Weather Service Senior Forecaster Bob Oravec confirmed that a tornado touched down in the city, just before midnight Tuesday.
The twister wrecked an an Advanced Auto Parts store and caused damage at the Avera Heart Hospital, where police were letting only doctors, nurses and ambulances get in through the debris. KELO reported that an Avera spokesperson said no one was hurt at the hospital.
The Sioux Falls Police Department and Mayor Paul TenHaken are asking the public to stay at home as there is too much debris on city roads. Xcel Energy's outage map showed more than 8,000 customers without power in the area.
iOS 13.1 release date moved up from September 30th to September 24th .
On the same day that iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 were shipped to the public, Apple confirmed that its next major software release -- iOS 13.1 -- is coming even sooner than expected. At its keynote last week, Apple announced that iOS 13 would launch on September 19th, to be quickly followed by iOS 13.1 on September 30th. Apparently, that eleven-day wait was too long, as Apple revealed today that the release of iOS 13.1 has been pushed up to Tuesday, September 24th. From anecdotal evidence among our staff and from reading about the experiences of dozens of iOS 13 beta users over the past several months, it’s clear why Apple started pushing out iOS 13.
National Weather Service surveys tornado damage
It's official. Our area had at least one tornado Wednesday night. The National Weather Service says an EF-2 touched down in Montgomery and Schenectady ...
Things Mr. Welch is No Longer Allowed to do in a RPG #1-2450 Reading Compilation
A list of things that Mister Welch is no long allowed to do in a tabletop rpg game. From Dungeons and dragons, call of cthulu, Pathfinder, Star Wars, and many ...