This Wednesday a record number of tornadoes hit the South and Southeast, devastating many cities and causing a high number of deaths. Although it is very early in the tornado season, approximately 137 were reported yesterday along with 193 deaths. The rare tornadoes included incredible mile-wide twisters, which caused a path of damage. Trees were uprooted, buildings were flattened, cars and trucks were tossed like toys. Fears were heightened, especially in many cities not typically used to having tornadoes.
The month of April has now seen 292 tornadoes which is a record high according to many news outlets. The average number of tornadoes is typically 163 for the month. But what makes this more incredible is that there have been over 5,400 severe weather reports so far in April. On average, only about 3,300 severe weather reports are historically tallied in an entire April nationwide. This has caused many states to be declared a state of emergency.
This adds to the unusually high amount of natural disasters occurring across the globe, which make many question if this is the lead into 2012, which is a year said to see major changes on earth.
It is sad to hear about the loss of life, and tragic stories of so many families affected by this disaster.
INCREDIBLE VIDEO OF TORNADOES: http://brittaj17.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/2011-video-southern-tornadoes-second-deadliest-in-u-s-history/