13 May 2012

The Weather Really is Getting More Extreme

21 Iyyar 5772
Day 36 of the Omer
40 die in Chinese hailstorm
Forty people were killed when a brief but violent hailstorm and torrential rain swept through a mountainous region of northwest China, according to the local government.

Eighteen others remained missing in Min county, a disaster-prone area of Gansu province, while 87 had been sent to hospital, the county government said in a statement on its website.

Officials said 29,300 people had been evacuated after rain and hail battered the county for just 60 minutes late Thursday afternoon.

It had "wreaked havoc" on all of the county's 18 townships and had affected more than two-thirds of its 450,000 residents, the state-controlled Xinhua news agency reported.

"Roads were blocked, houses collapsed, farmland was destroyed, and the power supply and telecommunications services were disrupted by the extreme weather," the agency said, quoting Xu Guangyao, a senior county official.

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Esser Agaroth said...

It is said that the plagues will return. Sure, they're not on fire, but who knows what's next?

פִילִיפ said...

Gleeful reactions to phenomena of obvious regional plagues are strange.

ariela said...

My heart really goes out to all the people effected by these natural disasters. It really makes you wonder what are we looking at and if everyone is really so apathetic to whats around them that they can not see HaShem is speaking very loudly. Repent make Teshuvah come how Israel, come home. Live , Torah, love your fellow human being.

Devash said...

BBGN - The only "glee" here is in your own imagination. What kind of person assumes "glee" where it doesn't exist?