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24 Tornado Sirens Fail

Updated: 05/23/2008 - Many Topekans were depending on tornado sirens to sound off Thursday night, 24 sirens, out of 72, did not. The Emergency management team is not sure why. Thye've hired a contractor from Missouri to come back and take a look at the malfunctioning sirens.

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5-1 Storm Photos

Updated: 05/02/2008 - Your photos from the storms on 5-1 and 5-2-08.

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Interactive Storm Report Map

Updated: 05/02/2008 - zoom in and click on the icons to read about storm reports from t-storms that have produced some severe weather Thursday evening. If the map does not show up click on the "view larger map" at the bootom of the page.

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Tornado Rips through North Central Kansas

Updated: 04/26/2008 - An EF 2 tornado tore through portions of North Central Kansas early Friday morning. There have been numerous reports of power outages and homes damaged or even destroyed. The tornado had winds estimated at 115 MPH.

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NOAA Employing New Tools to Accurately Measure Climate Change

Posted: 04/24/2008 - NOAA today announced it will install the last nine of the 114 stations as part of its new, high-tech climate monitoring network. The stations track national average changes in temperature and precipitation trends.

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Mystery Lights May Be Hoax

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Phoenix residents and the media still are abuzz over the mysterious four red lights that appeared in Monday night's sky in north Phoenix.

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Getting Paid To Drive Green

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Some Companies Offer Incentives To Buy Hybrids, Carpool, Or Be Earth-Friendly

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Government to Release Proposed Fuel Economy Rules

Posted: 04/22/2008 - The government on Tuesday plans to release a proposal to raise fuel efficiency standards for new cars and trucks, putting the nation's fleet on track to reach 35 miles per gallon by 2020.

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Siren Test Reveals Failure, Solutions

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Shawnee County's regular Monday tornado siren test created only silence. Emergency Management says a battery change left the sirens inactive. It needed to be reset and the sirens are working again. Next test is set for next Monday.

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