Apocalyptic Tornadoes :
All because of human-propelled climate change. 100s of years of unchecked exploitation of natural resources with the least concerns for mother nature has triggered a response. And this is what scientists from all around the world were trying to tell us to avert for years.
Following the freak events, on Saturday, the United States (U.S) was hit by a severe tornado outbreak that leveled blocks of streets, uprooted trees, and killed more than 100 people, according to the CNN report.
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The tornadoes ripped through at least 6 states – Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Tennessee, and Mississippi as per the reports from the National Weather Service. Among these states, Kentucky was the most severe hit.
The tornadoes ripped through a candle-making factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, trapping 110 people inside. Experts stated one of the tornadoes stayed and moved on the ground for more than 200 miles which is the first to travel that long in decades, and also the number of category 5 tornadoes is rising in recent years.
“This has been the most devastating tornado event in our state’s history. The level of devastation is unlike anything I have ever seen,” stated Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky in a report.
Amazon warehouse in Illinois caved in by a strong tornado, killing at least six people. Four were found dead in Tennessee, two died in Arkansas, and 100s are still missing after the outbreak of the tornadoes.
Rescue operations are at full force, but the rescue officials fear the death toll may increase.
The raging tornadoes leveled several buildings, homes, churches to the ground, and threw a train with 20+ empty carts off of its tracks, leaving a devastating post-apocalyptic scene of destruction.
President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency for Kentucky, announcing the immediate flow of federal resources into the tornadoes-hit state.
“The powerful storm system that devastated parts of the United States is likely to be one of the largest tornado outbreaks in our history,” President Joe Biden said in his televised comments.
People from the neighboring cities are reaching out and volunteering to rescue the trapped survivors.
Michael E. Dossett, the director of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management stated that the number of tornadoes could overtake the 1974 super outbreak of tornadoes.