America is sinking underwater
Your daily dose of natural disasters and amazing phenomena for August 24, 2021...
Hi everybody, I hope you had a great weekend! Here some news:
Mexico, NC, Tennessee and the US Northeast under water
Flooding in Tennessee has become deadly, with 21 people dead and 20 missing as of Sunday afternoon. Infrastructure in Tennessee has been severely damaged by flash floods, with roads, power lines, phone lines, and entire homes having been destroyed. This flood is already Tennessee’s second major flood of the year.
For the first time in 30 years, a hurricane has made landfall in New England. Tropical Storm Henri brought storm winds and heavy rain to Rhode Island Saturday.
Henri brought a record for rain in one hour in New York City and dumped heavy rain into central New Jersey, leaving more than 120,000 homes without power on Sunday afternoon.
Rhode Island, New York, and Connecticut have all declared states of emergency, but experts say the storm is weakening as it moves inland across New England.
As a result of all of the rain, flooding is predicted in Long Island, eastern New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, and parts of New England. President Biden said FEMA is prepared to begin emergency assistance.
Major Hurricane Grace has already killed 8 and injured dozens during its second landfall in Mexico in two days. After the Yucatan Peninsula, now the veracruz area…
About five days ago, extreme flooding hit North Carolina, killing at least 2 and destroying 10-15 bridges after rain from Tropical Storm Fred.
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