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1 killed, dozens of homes damaged by tornado in Elk City

1 killed, dozens of homes damaged by tornado in Elk City

At least one person has died in Elk City, Oklahoma, after a tornado struck the Route 66 city on Tuesday. KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City provided some other details about the destruction: Forty homes have been completely destroyed and between 50…

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How to help Devil’s Elbow

How to help Devil’s Elbow

It seems as if relief efforts have gotten more organized in recent days on how to help the flood-stricken Route 66 village of Devil’s Elbow, Missouri. The Elbow Inn restaurant and bar already has a crowdfunding site, but it also…

Congresswoman tours flood-stricken Devil’s Elbow

Congresswoman tours flood-stricken Devil’s Elbow

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler this week took in a firsthand view of the damage inflicted by a record flood in the Route 66 town of Devil’s Elbow, Missouri. To date, she is the only non-local politician to go to the…

Devil’s Elbow residents determined to rebuild

Devil’s Elbow residents determined to rebuild

Although many homes were damaged or destroyed by record flooding in Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, residents there seem determined to rebuild. but it’s not going to be easy. And apparently the federal government has some hard questions to answer from the county. The…

Elbow Inn sets up crowdfunding site to help rebuild

Elbow Inn sets up crowdfunding site to help rebuild

The landmark Elbow Inn restaurant and bar in Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, that was damaged by unprecedented floods set up a crowdfunding site today to help rebuild. The website has been set up through Youcaring.com, with a $50,000 goal. The restaurant…

County official: ‘Devil’s Elbow is gone’

County official: ‘Devil’s Elbow is gone’

A Pulaski County, Missouri, official said “Devil’s Elbow is gone” during a county commission meeting Monday to assess record flooding in the region. Pulaski County Emergency Manager Lawson “Smitty” Smith made that pronouncement about the Route 66 village after the…

Devil’s Elbow ravaged by flooding

Devil’s Elbow ravaged by flooding

Flooding across mid-Missouri has affected many towns, but none more than the Route 66 hamlet of Devil’s Elbow. According to the Waynesville Daily Guide, residents of Devil’s Elbow were asked to evacuate by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The rising…

Warmer weather decreases sap harvest at Funks Grove Maple Sirup

Warmer weather decreases sap harvest at Funks Grove Maple Sirup

An unseasonably warm winter decreased the annual sap harvest by a third at Funks Grove Maple Sirup near Shirley, Illinois. The co-operator of the fabled Route 66 business also said climate change may mean a permanent change in when maple sap…

Where to see the total eclipse on Route 66

Where to see the total eclipse on Route 66

If you’re in eastern Missouri on Route 66 on Aug. 21, 2017, there’s a good chance you’ll experience a rare total eclipse of the sun that day. Most of the state will see at least a partial eclipse. But a narrow…

Record quake rattles Oklahoma

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake Saturday morning that at least tied a state record shook Oklahoma and several neighboring states. The U.S. Geological Service reported the quake at 7:02 a.m. was centered about 10 miles northwest of Pawnee, Oklahoma, about 50 miles west-northwest of…

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