Deadly Storms

Tornado Warning System Saved Lives

Five people—including three children—died in Woodward, Oklahoma, when a tornado struck the Midwest town. That was the only tornado that resulted in fatalities over the weekend, and officials are attributing the low rate to days of warnings. A spokesman for the National Weather Service said they received at least 120 tornado reports this weekend. The Service provided a 24-hour advance warning for many in the region. Storms struck Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.