- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
The devastation caused by the F3 tornado that blew through Pemiscot County Sunday could have been much worse. Sixty percent of the houses in Caruthersville were damaged, but no one in the town of 6,500 was killed. One death occurred in nearby Braggadocio and another in Circle City in Scott County.
Southeast Missourians tend to take tornado watches and warnings in stride. But the weather has been unusually violent this spring. Already, more than 60 tornadoes have been confirmed in the state this year.
The admonition to take cover when a tornado warning is issued should be heeded more than ever.
With a bit of foresight and a good plan, everyone's safety can be enhanced when tornadoes and other destructive storms are headed our way.