January 27, 2022

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The United States has been hit by the worst disaster in recent years.  Hurricane death toll rises to 100

The United States has been hit by the worst disaster in recent years. Hurricane death toll rises to 100

Saturday will be written in the black record of the USA. 30 devastating tornadoes swept through six states, killing dozens.

On Friday night, at least 30 tornadoes hit the Central American region, hitting Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee.

According to official figures today, the number of victims has risen to 84, but this number is unlikely to be definitive. Rescue and search operations are still underway, and it is estimated that the number of casualties will exceed 100.

Kentucky has reported the biggest damage, with US President Joe Biden declaring a state of emergency.

Biden acknowledged that climate change may have played an important role in the severity of Friday’s storms. “All I know is that the severity of the weather across the board has some effect because of the warming of the planet,” Biden told the media.

In Mayfield, Kentucky, it was probably the hottest tornado. Pictures from the area show incredible devastation, as almost everything has been razed to the ground.

Why do hurricanes arise?

Experts estimate that a tornado that hit 4 states and crossed a path longer than 500 could exceed F5 force on the Fujit scale. Estimated winds exceeded 250 km/h. If confirmed, it would be the first F5 tornado since 2013.

The severe weather condition was caused by the cold front that entered the warmer region. Within a few hours, the temperature contrasts with a difference of more than 20 ° C.

This border was literally a breeding ground for many hurricanes, which gained strength in a short time, and in December, the occurrence of such powerful hurricanes was not at all unusual.

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US President Joe Biden said it was one of the biggest hurricanes in US history and expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.