Hurricane Irene, Unusual Earthquakes, Unprecedented Tornadoes, Historic Flooding And Horrific Drought: Why Is All Of This Stuff Happening To America?
What in the world is happening to America? In more normal times it would be easy to dismiss Hurricane Irene as an isolated incident, but so far this year we have had some sort of a “major disaster” almost every single month. In addition to Hurricane Irene, this year we have also had truly unusual earthquakes, unprecedented tornadoes, historic flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, horrific drought, massive wildfires and a continuous onslaught of nuclear radiation from Fukushima. Almost every single area of the United States has been affected by at least one of these disasters. So why is all of this stuff happening to America all of a sudden? Does anyone have any theories? Right now we are having a “once in a century” disaster every few weeks, and either we are just extremely “unlucky” or there is a reason why all of this is happening.
Let’s take a look at some of the bizarre disasters that have happened so for this year….
Just as we approach the month of September, the east coast of the United States has been hit with one of the most damaging hurricanes that it has ever seen. More than 4 million people lost power and at least 15 deaths are being blamed on the storm.
It is going to take months to get a full picture of the damage that was caused by this gigantic storm. At one point it was approximately the size of Europe. One computer model has put the estimated economic damage from Hurricane Irene at 4.7 billion dollars, but the truth is that nobody knows for sure.
It looks like the flooding caused by this storm did a lot more damage than high winds did. The following is how one CNN article described the situation in Philadelphia at the height of the storm….