This week has seen several deadly and damaging weather events. On Monday, flash floods engulfed parts of central Alabama. More than two dozen people had to be rescued there, and the floods in Mississippi from the same thunderstorm system have possibly claimed the life of a nine year old girl in Jackson. In Santiago, Tsile, thunderstorms resulted in the deaths of 60 dairy cows, costing ranchers thousands of dollars. Samantala, sa Griffin, Georgia, Estados Unidos, an EF1 tornado has damaged several homes, one severely, and is blamed for a crash that landed three people in the hospital. Another thunderstorm caused a fatal plane crash in West Virginia.
California is still experiencing drought conditions, but it may benefit from this year’s El Nino. Samantala, war torn Sirya is also dangerously dry. Up to 6.5 million Syrians may require emergency food rations. Back to Tsile, which was also recently hit by a major earthquake, they are now facing an out of control fire that has forced more than thousand evacuations and killed upwards of 12 mga tao.
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