Four people are dead and 10 injured after an “unprecedented tornado” struck the Texas town of Matador on Wednesday, June 21st, officials said. Seven of the injured were transported by emergency medical services to nearby hospitals and three self-transported, the Lubbock Fire Rescue said Thursday. Matador, located 70 miles northeast of Lubbock with a population […]
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In the midst of forest fires in California and extreme heat waves nationwide, the most recent concern centers on devastating floods in the South, specifically the severe flash floods and storms currently affecting Kentucky. While the heavy rains began last week, this morning Governor Andy Beshear shared the heartbreaking news that now there are 30 documented fatalities due to the flooding, with hundreds of individuals currently missing and unaccounted for. Beshear grew emotional as he spoke of the six children that were killed in the flooding, with four of them being siblings all under the age of 10 who were seeking shelter on top of their roof of their home before the water surged through their community.
Dangerous flooding caused by heavy rain and melting snow impacted several counties in Montana beginning Monday. As a result, all five of Yellowstone National Park’s entrances have been closed, with no official date for reopening. The flooding has caused damage to roads and bridges as well as many homes and businesses. Videos on social media show entire homes and bridges being swept away with the rushing water. Park officials released a statement saying many of the roads are completely gone and
will require a significant amount of time for repairs.
Hurricane Ida is the latest natural disaster to sweep the country. Earlier in the week, it caused fatal destruction in southern Louisiana, resulting in at least one death, and across New Orleans, where they experienced power outages, loss of phone service and needed rescuing from flooded homes. As Hurricane Ida becomes a tropical storm, it’s still predicted to cause flooding in the south, Tennessee, and the Ohio Valleys as it continues through Mississippi towards the north. As a result of Hurricane Ida, New York was affected by a thunderous rainstorm late Wednesday night into the early hours on Thursday.