Saharan Dust: What is it and what will it bring?

By now, you’ve probably seen a lot of talk about Saharan dust heading for us this weekend. But what exactly is it and is it a big deal for us here in Region 8?

  Storms tear through South amid pandemic; more than 30 dead

Strong storms strike Helena-West Helena, Arkansas over Easter weekend

Storms, strong winds knock out power to 125,000 Arkansans

  Harrisburg residents, National Weather Service assess damage left in EF-2 tornado’s wake

Earthquake rattles parts of Randolph County

  Jonesboro, Ark., curfew lifted as utility crews, police work making progress in stricken areas

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  Group travelling from Texas to clean up after storm

  Storm shelter in Brookland protects over 100 during tornado

  Business owner near Camfil recounts tornado event

  Volunteers galore; homeowners describe scene in Jonesboro after tornado

  Jonesboro Municipal Airport hit hard during EF3 tornado

  Tacos 4 Life captures tornado on surveillance video

  Brookland, Greene County families picking up pieces after tornado

Several families in Brookland and Greene County spent their Sunday picking up the pieces after Saturday's tornado ravaged Jonesboro.

USPS adjusting operations after Jonesboro tornado

The USPS announced Sunday they're switching up operations due to the tornado that struck Jonesboro Saturday.

  NWS confirms EF-3 tornado hit Jonesboro, Ark; 22 injured

The National Weather Service has confirmed an E-F3 tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas with winds up to 140 mph leaving 22 people injured and two people hospitalized.

NWS: Preliminary damage survey shows 2 EF0 tornado damage in southeast Mo.

The National Weather Service in Paducah said preliminary information shows two EF0 tornadoes in southeast Missouri on March 12.

Nashville in Need supply drive

  President Donald Trump visits Tennessee to tour tornado damage

  Putnam County victims identified, 5 children among the dead; 1 person still missing

How to help Tennesseans affected by Super Tuesday tornadoes

Nashville stars react to deadly middle Tennessee tornadoes

  Tornadoes devastate Tennessee, killing at least 24 people

  More than 1,000 dead birds in Sikeston, Mo. believed to be from Sunday’s storm

Reports of dead and dying birds began between 8 and 9 p.m. on Sunday, around the time a thunderstorm moved through the area.

  President set to visit Nashville Friday in wake of deadly tornadoes

“Our hearts are full of sorrow for the lives that are lost,” said Trump.

Missouri holds statewide tornado drill

During the drill the National Weather Service radios and most sirens will sound.

Crews clear mudslide on US 441 near Gatlinburg

Crews cleared a 70-foot-high mud slide from the Spur connecting the Tennessee tourist towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

  Surveillance video captures moment EF-2 tornado rips through S.C. high school

Cameras captured the moment the tornado ripped through North Central High School, causing major damage.

High water on Wappapello Lake causes facilities to close

Officials confirmed that the lake has crested.

  Family, neighbors pitch in to help clean up woman’s destroyed home

One family told WMC Action News 5 they feel lucky that their 89-year-old grandmother, who lives alone, survived after she took a direct hit from what is believed to be a tornado.

  Levee Task Force presents findings to Gov. Hutchinson

The Arkansas Levee Task Force presented their findings to Gov. Asa Hutchinson after six months of analysis Tuesday.

4 earthquakes reported near Marston, Mo.

Four earthquakes were recorded near Marston

Christmas typhoon leaves 28 dead, 12 missing in Philippines

The storm weakened as it blew into the South China Sea. Most of the deaths were due to drowning, falling trees and accidental electrocution.

4 dead, several injured across South in outbreak of twisters

The storms killed four people, including one person who died after heavy rains caused flooding in Kentucky.

Dexter woman injured after vehicle slides off ice covered bridge

Officials said Kinder had minor injuries from the crash.

Power outages affecting street lights, businesses across Memphis

Street lights were out in parts of Memphis, including a large section of Poplar.

Some schools close as winter weather comes to an end

Parts of Region 8 saw all types of winter Monday, from the cold rain, to sleet, to snow as cold air pushed into Arkansas.

  Keeping your pets warm in chilly weather: It it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for them

In the cooler temperatures, veterinarians say it’s important not to forget about your pets.

  East Poinsett County schools to eat away at the time missed due to tornado damage to school

The East Poinsett County school system will need to make up the 5 days they missed in October after an EF-1 tornado slammed the town and damaged the school.

High school student dies after crashing into a tree during storm

A Germantown High School student died after a car crash during Monday's severe weather.

  BBB issues warning amid tornado recovery efforts

Nancy Crawford with the Better Business Bureau said if you've seen storm damage, beware.

  Looters hitting Tyronza tornado victims

The tornado that blew through Tyronza ripped apart several people’s property, including the nearby school.

  No warning siren for twister; mayor has to use hand crank

The tornado siren failed to sound when a small tornado reached the area of Sparta, Missouri, because the small-town mayor couldn't get to the hand-crank siren

  NWS says EF-1 tornado slams city of Tyronza

As crews work to clear the debris, the city of Tyronza says food and water are available for those affected by Monday morning’s storms.

  Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

The late-night storms spawned tornadoes in several states, killing at least four people in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

  Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warns of mudslides

Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday evening and battered central and northern Japan with torrents of rain and powerful gusts of wind.

Season greeting: Fall snowstorm pushing through Great Plains

The National Weather Service in Bismarck, North Dakota, said a "potentially historic October winter storm" was in the making.

  Power outages begin in California amid hot, windy weather

California's biggest utility cut power to more than a million people Wednesday for what could be days on end in the most sweeping effort in state history to prevent wildfires caused by windblown power lines.

6 small earthquakes recorded in southeast, Mo.

Officials pinpointed the quakes in New Madrid County, Mo.

  Snowstorm hits northern Rocky Mountains; Montana gets brunt

Winter storm warnings were posted for parts of western Montana, northern Idaho and northeast Washington. Snow also was forecast for areas in Wyoming, Utah, Oregon, Nevada and California.

  Emergency crews pull mother and daughter from water-filled ditch

Jonesboro police and fire departments rescued a family after their car ran off the road and into a water-filled ditch.

Fall begins, but warm weather may stick around in much of the U.S.

The autumnal equinox began Monday at 3:50 a.m. Eastern. This is the mid-point between the longest and shortest days of the year.

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

Officials in Harris County, which includes Houston, said there had been a combination of at least 1,000 high-water rescues and evacuations to get people to shelter.

  Tentative list of the missing in Bahamas has 2,500 names

More than a week after Dorian smashed thousands of homes on the country's Grand Bahama and Abaco islands, the death toll stood at 50 and was expected to rise, with search-and-rescue crews still making their way through the ruins.

Dorian lashes east Canada, then weakens heading out to sea

There were no reported deaths in Canada, though the storm was blamed for at least 50 elsewhere along its path, largely in the Bahamas.

Watch: Doorbell camera catches tornado spawned by Dorian destroying house

A doorbell camera caught the moment a tornado from Dorian destroyed a home in North Carolina.

  ’Last thing I remember was the glass hitting my body’: Carolina Shores man recalls the moment a possible tornado tore through his home

Residents of The Farm neighborhood in Brunswick County had startling start to their day as possible tornadoes from the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian tore through many of their homes early this morning.

  Air Force jets seek refuge at Barksdale Air Force Base

More than 50 F-16 Vipers evacuated Thursday from their base in South Carolina

  Hurricane death toll climbs to 20 in devastated Bahamas

The devastation wrought by Dorian — and the terror it inflicted during its day-and-a-half mauling of the Bahamas — came into focus Wednesday as the passing of the storm revealed a muddy, debris-strewn landscape of smashed and flooded-out homes on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands.

During Hurricane Dorian, a woman sheltered nearly 100 dogs in her Bahamas home

Chella Phillips sheltered 97 dogs inside her Nassau home during Hurricane Dorian’s slow-moving stay in the islands.

  ‘Total devastation’: Hurricane Dorian slams parts of the Bahamas

At least seven deaths were reported, with the full scope of the disaster still unknown.

  Hurricane Dorian travel restrictions impact Memphis

Hundreds of flights continue to be canceled because of Hurricane Dorian. On Tuesday, most of them were going in or out of Orlando.

  ‘Like a nightmare.’ Bahamians recall what living through hurricane is like as Dorian pushes toward east coast

Bahamians paint picture of destruction of Dorian as storm passes over the island.

  Stoddard Co. Ambulance Dist. Strike Team deployed to help with Hurricane Dorian

Five men with the Strike Team will be traveling to their first assignment station.

Mo. counties to receive $9M for land damaged by flooding

NRCS field offices are accepting applications through Oct. 18.

  Arkansas farmers didn’t plant on 1.3 million acres this year

This spring’s heavy rainfall and flooding left 1.3 million acres of land unplanted in Arkansas.

Financial relief may be coming to farmers

The United States Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue has designated 44 counties in Arkansas as primary natural disaster areas.

  Taco the dog helped save his owner’s life after he fell from a flood wall

Taco waited on the wall overnight, watching over her owner who fell 15 feet below to the floodplain.

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

The results had been expected after several European countries reported new all-time temperature records in July. Scientists say the upward trend will likely continue because of man-made climate change.

Voice your concerns aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi

Four meetings have been scheduled that the public is invited to attend.

Dangerous heat to grip parts of 13 states in South, Midwest

Forecasters are warning of dangerously hot weather in a wide part of the U.S. South and Midwest

Small earthquake rumbles in Steele, Mo.

The quake hit around 9:30 p.m.

  Heartland farmer reacts to flooding, trade war

A soybean farmer in New Madrid County, Missouri feels like the flood has hurt more than the trade war.

  By the numbers: Mississippi River dropped below flood stage in Cape Girardeau after 144 days

During this time, three states saw devastating flooding which damaged housing, businesses, roads, farmland and more.

  Tuesday storms knock out power, topple trees

Entergy reported multiple outages throughout Clay and Randolph Counties Tuesday evening as storms pushed through the area.

Heartland flooded roads, bridge information

Floodwaters can be deeper that they appear and hide other hazards such as sharp objects, electrical wires, sewage and chemicals.

Landowner waiting for barges to be removed from Alexander Co. property

The barges ended up on farmland after they were sucked through a breach in the Len Small Levee

Kentucky 2-year-old, thought to be missing, found dead in hot car

Officers were initially called to the home, about 100 miles south of Lexington, to investigate a report of a missing child.

  Floodwaters force bride to take a boat to her wedding

A Heartland bride’s wedding day had a soggy start.

  Ameren upgrades energy grid for customers in Pemiscot County

The Smart Energy Plan is designed to enhance reliability, provide smarter energy infrastructure and offer customers cleaner and renewable energy options.

  July 30: Woman suspected in former lawmaker’s murder set for arraignment today

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