tornado en "Hell with the Lid Blown Off" -- A Tornado-Driven Mystery Novel Set in Eastern Oklahoma in 1916 <p>On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with Donis Casey, a mystery author and former librarian who is originally from Oklahoma and has been based in Arizona for many years. "Hell with the Lid Blown Off" -- the seventh title in Casey's popular Alafair Tucker series -- is newly available, and (as with the rest of Casey's fiction) this novel draws heavily upon her Oklahoma well as the roots of her Sooner State relatives. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:14:11 +0000 Rich Fisher 61998 at "Hell with the Lid Blown Off" -- A Tornado-Driven Mystery Novel Set in Eastern Oklahoma in 1916 Sixth person dies in tornado outbreak <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) &mdash; Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer says a sixth person has died as a result of injuries suffered in a deadly tornado.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Lehenbauer said Monday that the man died Sunday night in an Amarillo, Texas, hospital where he was taken following the early Sunday morning twister that hit Woodward. The man&#39;s name and age were not released.</span></p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:53:33 +0000 Associated Press 16898 at Sixth person dies in tornado outbreak New tornado language could be coming to Oklahoma <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">An experiment using attention getting terms when issuing tornado warnings in Missouri and Kansas this year could spread to other states like Oklahoma. The new warnings contain words like catastrophic and even unsurvivable to describe approaching tornadoes. Chief Meterologist Steve Piltz in the Tulsa National Weather Service Office says the concept is a good one that Oklahoma has actually been doing for several years, but they have not been using the &#39;shock&#39; language included in the Missouri and Kansas experiment.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:39:17 +0000 Marshall Stewart 16095 at New tornado language could be coming to Oklahoma Oklahoma schools brace for tornado season <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) &mdash; Oklahoma school officials say they&#39;re prepared should tornadoes or other types of severe weather strike. What is considered to be Oklahoma&#39;s tornado season generally runs from late April through mid-June. The National Weather Service says Oklahoma has averaged about 52 tornadoes per year since record-keeping began in 1950 and had 119 confirmed tornadoes in 2011. School officials from Oklahoma City and Tulsa to Arnett in western Oklahoma say they have safe rooms for students in the event of severe weather. Sun, 01 Apr 2012 12:59:23 +0000 Associated Press 15960 at Oklahoma schools brace for tornado season No injuries reported with tornadoes in SW Oklahoma <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) &mdash; Authorities say no injuries have been reported as possible tornadoes moved through southwestern Oklahoma.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Beckham County Emergency Management Director Lonnie Risenhoover says a large storm touched down south of Carter Sunday night and a twister was spotted near Retrop in the southeastern part of the county.</span></p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:10:47 +0000 The Associated Press 15115 at