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EF2 tornado destroys Missouri fire station, damages school

The National Weather Service said a tornado that left behind damage Tuesday night in Goodman, Missouri, had the strength of an EF2.

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The designation means wind gusts reached speeds as high as 135 mph.

Severe weather destroyed the Goodman fire department and left extensive damage at the local elementary school. At least one apartment complex was also damaged.

>> Photos: Damage from Goodman tornado

One person was taken to the hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

School is canceled Thursday for the Neosho School District, including Goodman Elementary School.

The mayor of nearby Anderson is asking people to conserve water, because power is out to the water towers after the storm.

Goodman is a town of just over 1,200 people in southwest Missouri, according to 2010 U.S. Census data.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Category 5 Hurricane Matthew 'extraordinary,' new report says

The National Hurricane Center released its final analysis of monster storm Hurricane Matthew on Tuesday, marking it as “extraordinary” for its unexpected strength, and deadly for killing the most people since 2005’s Hurricane Stan.

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Matthew, which was a Category 5 storm with 166 mph winds at its peak, is directly responsible for the deaths of 585 people, including 34 in the U.S., according to the report.

Two Floridians died during Matthew. A Crescent City woman was killed when a tree fell on her camper, and a DeLand woman died when a tree fell on her while she was outside “feeding her animals,” the report said.

It reached hurricane strength at the lowest latitude in recorded history, and intensified by 86 mph in a 24-hour period.

“This intensity made Matthew the southernmost Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic basin, surpassing a record previously set by Hurricane Ivan in 2004,” the report notes.

Matthew rocked South Florida in October. It was the first major tropical cyclone residents had faced down since 2005’s Hurricane Wilma, and sent nearly 8,000 people to shelters.

But the region got lucky. Matthew turned north, sending no more than tropical storm-force gusts to Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach International Airport recorded a gust of 50 mph during the storm. Jupiter measured a gust of 66 mph.

Haiti suffered the most losses during Matthew with 546 deaths, 210,000 homes wrecked and an estimated $1.9 billion in total damage.

“During the aftermath, an outbreak of cholera developed due to the significant damage that Haiti’s life support infrastructure incurred, resulting in nearly 10,000 cases, according to the Pan American Health Organization,” the report says.

Congressmen livestream 'bipartisan road trip' to D.C. amid snow, flight cancellations

Unable to get a flight back to snowed-in Washington, D.C., Texas Congressmen Will Hurd, a Republican from Helotes, and Beto O’Rourke, an El Paso Democrat, who did a veterans’ event together in San Antonio on Monday, decided to drive together to D.C. – a trip about 1,500 miles and 24 hours long.

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Hurd said it was O’Rourke’s idea.

They picked up a Dollar rental Chevy Impala in San Antonio predawn Tuesday.

They went for taquitos at Mi Tierra, where they also bought a piñata mascot — which they have named WillieBeto — to place on the dashboard, though it slipped off.

Starting the day off right at Mi Tierra Cafe before hitting the road for work. 24 hrs to DC. Co-pilot @HurdOnTheHill pic.twitter.com/wZHHF2KQXC— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 14, 2017

They then stopped at Tantra Coffeehouse in San Marcos, and then headed for Austin, where they pulled over by the University of Texas to do a live spot on MSNBC, where they were asked what would be the ideal pairing for a Texas-to-D.C. road trip like the one they were on.

They passed on the suggestion that came through on O’Rourke’s Facebook livestream — Reps. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, and Shelia Jackson Lee, D-Houston.

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From there, they busted in on Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith and "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd just ahead of Smith’s interview of Todd for his KLRU show, "Overheard." 

Hurd was asked to offer an example of an issue on which he and O’Rourke agree.

“We both agree a border wall from sea to shining sea is the most expensive and least effective way to do border security,” Hurd said.

Cross country town hallPosted by Congressman Beto O'Rourke on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

From Austin, the road trip headed toward Waco on the way to Texarkana and the Arkansas line.

They said they would be guided by "the people" in their choice of route, but O’Rourke said he’d like to go through Memphis – which they eventually did. 

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, old enough to be their father, phoned in to make sure there was no distracted driving going on.

Hurd assured him O’Rourke had a firm hand on the wheel.

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But Cornyn’s connection wasn’t so good.

O’Rourke: “We lost Sen. Cornyn.”

They briefly stopped talking policy to listen to a little music.

First, Khalid from El Paso, and then, of course, Willie Nelson, "On the Road Again."

And then, off with the music for a phone interview with Bill Lambrecht of the San Antonio Express-News.

Lambrecht: “So whose wacky idea was this?”

And, “If you go to Memphis you might want to think about stopping by Graceland.” (They did, but it was closed.)

O’Rourke said that for both of them, “our party leadership is probably not really excited about us doing this” because they would each be seen as helping a member of the opposite party.

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“Screw that line of thinking,” O’Rourke said.

O’Rourke preferred to drive straight through to their destination. Hurd preferred to “stop and smell the roses.”

And use the facilities.

“Will has a small bladder,” O’Rourke said. “And we’ve been drinking a ton of coffee.”

At Hurd’s pace, O’Rourke said, “We’ll get to Washington by mid-summer.”

According to The Associated Press, they arrived at the Capitol on Wednesday "with minutes to spare before a 6:30 p.m. House vote."

Posted by U.S. Representative Will Hurd on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

130 years ago this week a massive snowstorm killed 400 people

People in parts of the northeast and mid-Atlantic states are dealing with a late winter snowstorm this week, but it’s nothing like the blizzard of 1888.

Known as the Great White Hurricane, the deadly snowstorm struck the East Coast almost 130 years ago on March 11, according to the website Connecticuthistory.org. When the snow finally stopped on March 14, more than 400 people had died and the region was paralyzed by 60 inches of snow in some areas with drifts as high as 38 feet in places.

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The editors of the Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle, now the Poughkeepsie Journal,described the blizzard this way:

“Huge walls of (snow) moved along with the howling gale and swirled around corners, almost knocking people down who confronted it… In some places the sidewalks were impassable, and people had to take to the middle of the road, where they floundered and foamed and jumped and fretted on their way to their destinations,” the newspaper reported.

“It was a storm that will be remembered by the youngest boy as long as he lives.”

In National Geographic Magazine’s Volume 1, Brigadier Gen. A.W. Greely, the Chief Signal Officer of the Army from 1887 until 1906 described the monster storm this way.

“This storm is by no means as violent as others which have occurred in the eastern part of the United States. It is noted, however, as being one in which an unusual amount of snow fell, which drifted by the high winds caused by the advance of an anticyclonic area in rear of the storm depression did an enormous amount of damage to the railways in Massachusetts, southern New York, and New Jersey.”

Related:  MA officials warn of 'fast moving, high impact' storm, urge residents to stay home

Related: Boston: Hundreds of flights canceled due to winter storm

The storm shut down the rails and the roads up and down the eastern seaboard for days. The howling winds, with reported gusts at 80 mph in some areas, knocked out the telegraph system.

Damage estimates in New York, alone totaled as much as $25 million, about $670 million by today’s standards. 

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Photos: Winter storm slams Northeast

Winter blizzard 2017: How much snow will Boston get? The forecast has changed

The snow, freezing rain and sleet that began in the Mid-Atlantic region on Monday and moved toward New England early Tuesday has delivered on the promise of miserable conditions, slick roads and power outages, but a slight change in forecast is changing estimated snow accumulation for some.

According to Fox 25.com and the National Weather Service, the storm is tacking closer than expected to the Northeast coast, shifting the heaviest precipitation inland, west of the Interstate 95 corridor.

This shift will likely cut the expected amounts of snowfall accumulation in the Boston metro area. Western Massachusetts, however, can expect significant snow by Tuesday afternoon. Forecasters say that anything from 1-4 inches an hour is possible there.

However, revised snow accumulation estimates are not near the 24 inches forecast for Boston on Monday. The newest forecast calls for 8-12 inches of snow in the metro area.

According to the NWS, “Near the I-95 corridor from Boston to Washington D.C., sleet, freezing rain, even some rain is possible before changing back to snow and ending from south to north.”

The storm, coming days before the official start of spring, closed schools, business and led to hundreds of flights being canceled at Logan International Airport.

While the storm is setting up to intensify, forecasters are saying that warmer air is also being pulled into the system and will lead to a wintry mix along the coast and east of the I-95 corridor instead of a steady snowfall.

Overall in the region, more than 5,000 flights have been canceled and power is out to more than 100,000 customers from Virginia to Pennsylvania.

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'Hallelujah': School gets musical with snow day announcement

It's a snow day for much of Massachusetts, but one school in particular received the news in a special song from the superintendent.

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Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Superintendent Aaron Polansky rewrote the words to Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" to let students know that they could sleep in on Tuesday morning. 

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Watch: High winds toss little girl around like ragdoll, luckily she’s fine

Gusty winds hammered a large swath of the country from the northeast into parts of the Midwest Wednesday.

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In suburban Cleveland 4-year-old Madison Gardner was literally blown off her feet by the howling winds.

The horrifying incident was caught on home surveillance video. Her mother, Brittany Gardener posted the video on social media.

It sure is windy out there! 😂🍃 All I hear is "mommm!" So I looked back and she's pinned between the house and the glass door. She is okay and laughing along with it!Posted by Brittany Gardner on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

“All I hear is ‘Mommm!’ So, I look back and she’s pinned between the house and the glass door,” Gardener said in the post.

Luckily the little girl wasn’t injured

“She is OK and laughing along with it,” Gardener said.

The relieved mom posted the video on Facebook and Twitter with the song, “Come Fly with Me” by Frank Sinatra.

What You Need To Know: La Niña

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