- Cape teacher accused of assaulting student at football game (10/23/16)41
- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)9
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)9
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- One issue reveals Clinton's character (10/25/16)17
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- One victim IDs his attacker in shooting that killed woman (10/25/16)1
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Hundreds turn out for VintageNOW fundraiser (10/23/16)3
- R.P. Lumber chain buys Southeast Missouri Builders Supply in Cape (10/25/16)7
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.