Alabama twister survivors waited hours for rescue, hoping ceiling would not collapse

CNN  —  Randall McCloud noticed timber fall and the porch get pulled aside as he watched from the doorway of his mom’s central Alabama home Thursday – and it was about to get a lot worse. He dashed contained in the kitchen and tried to succeed in his mom and his cousin in a hallway, … Read more

At least 2 dead as Hurricane Nicole weakens after striking Florida

Editor’s Note: CNN’s continuing coverage of the storm can be found here. CNN  —  At least two people have died during the damage wrought by Nicole’s overnight landfall Thursday along Florida’s eastern shore, which knocked out power to thousands, pushed buildings near collapse and flooded the coast as the first hurricane to hit the United … Read more

Nicole strikes Florida’s east coast as the first US hurricane in November in nearly 40 years

Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. CNN  —  Nicole has weakened to a tropical storm after making landfall early Thursday as a Category 1 hurricane along the east coast of Florida, knocking out power to thousands, pushing buildings near collapse and flooding the coast as the first hurricane … Read more