Thursday, June 20 2013 5:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 09:01:31 GMT
A Warrick County man is dead following a canoe accident in Harrison County. It's the second death in the Blue River this week. Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of BoonvilleMore >>
Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of Boonville was canoeing with his wife Wednesday when they struck a log and flipped over.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools...More >>
Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools and...More >>
The Boston Bruins came from behind to tie the Chicago Blackhawks for the third time and sent Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals into overtime with the teams even 5-5 on Wednesday night.More >>
After struggling for more than 120 minutes to score even once, the Blackhawks beat Boston goalie Tuukka Rask a half-dozen times in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals to send the series back to Chicago tied two games apiece.More >>
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While the odds that a tornado will strike any particular house are extremely low, try telling that some in Newburgh.
The community has been hit by twisters at least three times in the last 10 years, including the deadly November 6 tornado, and by a smaller tornado just a year ago Tuesday, on Leap Day.
In both cases, there were injuries but no fatalities, probably because residents took shelter in their safe spots.
Do you know the safest spot in your house?
A couple of weeks ago, 14 News asked you to share pictures of your safe spots on our 14 First Alert Weather Blog.
When Robin Lawrence told her story, we thought we could all learn something about being prepared when the tornado sirens sound.
Tornadoes are an unfortunate branch on Robin Lawrence's family tree.
"This video is from the Palm Sunday tornadoes that happened on April 11,1965. My grandfather, Joseph Talentinto was killed in those tornadoes," Lawrence told 14 News.
Since that time, Lawrence's house has been in the path of two tornadoes, seven years apart and just a few blocks from each other.
Last year's Leap Day tornado skipped through her neighborhood, causing major damage to many homes on her street. As the tornado approached that morning, Lawrence put her plan into action.
"Turned on and saw you giving the play by play and knew I had to take cover," Lawrence said.
She grabbed a blanket and headed to a closet and rode out the storm's 90 mph winds that tore up several homes on her street, not knowing if her house would be next.
"I have wondered and worried what is the safest place. I've thought it's in the middle of the house away from all windows. This has to be a safe place. You tell me. Is this the safest place?" Lawrence asked.
She chose an interior closet in the middle of the house, so that's step one.
Step two, she's got head protection and she was using a blanket to wrap around for additional protection for.
When Lawrence is on the floor, she has mats below, and coats in the closet provide additional protection. She would have the door closed for an additional layer of protection.
Remember, your goal when finding the safe spot in your house is to get as many walls between you and the outside as possible.
There's one wall, another wall down the hallway, a bulkhead, then a bathroom. There is a window behind a curtain, but with the door closed she has four walls between her and the outside.
It's the optimal spot in that particular house to be safe from a tornado, so Lawrence did a good job in picking the spot.
For more information on how to choose the best spot in your house, click here. We'll show you different floor plans and let you test your knowledge of the safest spots to be when tornadoes hit.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:10:09 GMT
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon. WWL-TV in New Orleans says that the Grand Isle Fire Department is reporting a powerMore >>
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:18:30 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingMore >>
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:55 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:55:05 GMT
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.Authorities say it all started when a woman who lived on Tanglewood RoadMore >>
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:39:25 GMT
We've got good news about the Ohio County toddler who authorities say swallowed a powerful ingredient used to make meth. This is a story 14 News has been keeping an eye on. That little girl, Frankee,More >>
The Facebook page, Frankee's Voice, continues to post updates on Frankee's condition. And on Monday, they gave an update that many are glad to hear.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:08:26 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four people have been shot in an condominium complex, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex,More >>
Louisville Metro Police say the victims are a juvenile girl, an adult woman and an adult man.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-06-20 01:17:08 GMT
Major demolition inside the old McCurdy Hotel in Downtown Evansville should begin in just a few months. The Kunkel Group plans to convert the almost 100-year-old building into high-end apartments. It'sMore >>
It's run down right now with some windows boarded up, but a little over a year from now, the old McCurdy Hotel along Riverside Drive should be restored to its former glory.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:09:53 GMT
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois. Citizens from both sides ofMore >>
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois.More >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A teen boy was arrested and charged with murder after his younger sister died. Detectives say he admitted practicing "WWE" moves on her, even after she said she was in pain.More >>
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