Tornadoes Hit Southern US Killing At Least 33 – Photos

(CNN)-A storm system that caused the deaths of at least 32 people and ripped apart homes in the South, and downed trees and power lines along much of the East Coast was largely a fresh and scary memory Monday night.

From Texas to South Carolina, reports of at least 40 tornadoes spanned more than 1,200 miles, the National Weather Service said Monday.Radar data from the weather service suggests some tornadoes in Mississippi were on the ground for more than an hour and might have tracked at least 100 miles.

The system tore the roofs off many houses and killed people in six states before lashing other homes as it moved up the East Coast knocking trees onto roads and knocking out power to many.

A car is partially covered by the debris of a house torn apart in Livingston, South Carolina.In the South there was extensive damage in some areas.In Mississippi, at least 11 people were killed, the state’s Department of Emergency Management said.

At least nine people were killed in storm-related incidents in South Carolina, the state’s governor Henry McMaster announced Monday. One of those killed was a security guard at a BorgWarner plant in Seneca.

Five people in South Carolina’s Hampton County were killed in the early morning hours Monday, according to a Susanne Peeples, director of the county’s emergency management department.

In Georgia, eight people were killed — including five people in Murray County and one man in Cartersville, local officials said.At least one house in Upson County, Georgia, was picked up and moved by the storm, CNN affiliate WSB reported Monday.

And in Arkansas, one person was killed after a tree fell on a home in Jefferson County, county emergency management director Karen Blevins said.

North Carolina also reported one death. Gov. Roy Cooper said a Davidson County woman died when a tree fell on her home. There were two deaths in Tennessee, according to officials.

Now states already grappling with the coronavirus pandemic are trying to recover from this outbreak of storms.

Emergency officials told residents that sheltering from the storms takes priority over the social distancing guidelines in place to slow the spread of coronavirus.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency emphasized that people should have a safe place to go — and if that’s a public shelter, to continue practicing social distancing.

“If you go to a public shelter please wear a mask, bandana, or scarf around your nose and mouth,” MEMA tweeted.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards went to see tornado damage in Ouachita Parish. He wore a mask and kept his distance from the people who were dealing with damaged or destroyed homes.

“And it’s always a delicate balance because I saw people who were out working hard already to get past the tornado damage and I saw some people in some homes that were obviously not going to be habitable tonight, or anytime soon,” but he couldn’t talk to them, the governor said.

Harvey: Before And After Photos Of Catastrophic Houston Flood

Hurricane Harvey which made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm on August 25, caused “epic and catastrophic” flooding especially in Houston and some other parts of Texas.

Floodwaters are expected to rise further in the inundated Houston as the flood situation in Texas is expected to worsen in the coming days.

Below are some before and after photos of the flood caused by Hurricane Harvey taken from Yahoo! News and The Guardian.

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Photos: Hurricane Harvey Downgraded To Category 3 As It Made Second Landfall

Rain is blown past palm trees as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years. (Photo: Eric Gay/AP)

About three hours after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm, it was downgraded to a Category 3 storm as it made a second landfall on the northeastern shore of Copano Bay after winds decreased to 125 mph from maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.

Earlier, the National Hurricane Center said the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night on the Texas coast between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor at around 10 pm local , with very strong winds of 130 mph, bringing up to 13 feet of storm surge, large, destructive waves and very heavy rain.

At the time, the storm’s eye was 30 miles away from the coastal city of Corpus Christi, Texas causing power outrages in the city and nearby towns.

Harvey is the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley hit Florida in 2004.
 
Forecasters predicted that the slow-moving storm will dump heavy rain on South Texas and parts of Louisiana until the middle of next week, where some places could receive as much as 40 inches.
 
Catastrophic flooding is expected, including in inland areas as river water levels rise.

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Fascinating Photos Of Abandoned Rail Tracks Around The World

Floating forest, Sydney, Australia [paradisepin.com] Abandoned Jetty. [FormattHitech] Abandoned wooden house, Russia.  [Twitter] Abandoned mining track, Taiwan. [imgur] Blue spiral staircase in a European castle. [Matthias Haker] Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany. [Passions for Life] Moonhole of Bequia – Exotic Abandoned Home Cut Out Of Island Rock. [Twitter] Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, France [Distractify]
Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, France

Abandoned railway track in Texas
Abandoned railway track in Texas

Abandoned mining track, Taiwan. [imgur]
Abandoned mining track, Taiwan.
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Floating forest, Sydney, Australia [paradisepin.com] Abandoned Jetty. [FormattHitech] Abandoned wooden house, Russia.  [Twitter] Abandoned mining track, Taiwan. [imgur] Blue spiral staircase in a European castle. [Matthias Haker] Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany. [Passions for Life] Moonhole of Bequia – Exotic Abandoned Home Cut Out Of Island Rock. [Twitter] Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, France [Distractify] Church in St. Etienne, France. [kulfoto.com] Church in the snow, Canada. [videisimo] Church steeple peeking out of a frozen lake, Reschen, Italy. [Twitter] Victorian-style greenhouse, England.  [Twitter] Little Belt Railway, France [Distractify]
Little Belt Railway, France

Helensburgh, NSW, Australia
Helensburgh, NSW, Australia (Photo credit photobotos.com)

In Photos: 6 Killed In Texas Tornadoes (May 15, 2013)

Multiple people were killed Wednesday as a spring tornado outbreak devastated parts of North Texas
Multiple people were killed Wednesday as a spring tornado outbreak devastated parts of North Texas.

At least ten tornadoes hit north Texas killing at least six people on May 15, 2013.

Seven people were missing while about fifty people were injured in Granbury.

According to the National Weather Service, another tornado about a mile wide tore through Cleburne, Texas, about 25 miles southeast of Granbury.

This is a disaster.

I am sad and sorry for the families and friends of the victims.

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Photos And Video: Texas’s West Fertilizer Co. Explosion Aftermath

At least forteen people were killed in the West Fertilizer Co. plant explosion, 80 miles from Texas on April 17, 2013. (Please click here for Photos And Videos: Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion)

Authorities were still calling the blast site a crime scene though they said they strongly suspected an accident.

Reuters reported that accoding to the authorities:

“There was no indication of foul play in the fire or the blast it triggered Wednesday night at West Fertilizer Co, a privately owned retail facility that was last inspected two years ago.”

The explosion badly damaged or destroyed nearly 175 homes and other buildings, including a fifty unit apartment complex, a nursing home and schools.

Dozens more homes were reported to have been damaged.

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Photos And Videos: Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

In this Instagram photo provided by Andy Bartee, a plume of smoke rises from a fertilizer plant fire in West, Texas on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. An explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco Wednesday night injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting high into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and causing major damage to surrounding buildings. (AP Photo/Andy Bartee) MANDATORY CREDIT: ANDY BARTEE
In this Instagram photo provided by Andy Bartee, a plume of smoke rises from a fertilizer plant fire in West, Texas on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. An explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco Wednesday night injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting high into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and causing major damage to surrounding buildings. (AP Photo/Andy Bartee)

A massive explosion hit the West Fertilizer Co. plant some 18 miles north of Waco, Texas on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

CNN reported that:

“The Wednesday night blast shook houses 50 miles away and measured as a 2.1-magnitude seismic event, according to the United States Geological Survey”.

At least 160 people were injured in this massive blast.

So far they are not sure how many people were killed but at least up to 15 people were reportedly killed including two emergency medical personnel.

West Mayor Tommy Muska forewarned on Wednesday night:

“There are a lot of people that got hurt. There are a lot of people that will not be here tomorrow.”

This explosion is far more greater than the ones in Boston during the marathon on April 15, 2013. (Please click the here for the photos and videos of the Boston Marathon tragedy)

“It was like a nuclear bomb went off,” said West Mayor Tommy Muska.

It is said that 10 to 15 buildings have been totally demolished and probably 50 homes were heavily damaged.

People expect more to be found dead because this is a very big one and some people might still be trapped in collapsed buildings.

Yahoo News reported that, Texas Public Safety Department spokesman D.L. Wilson said about half the town, about eight to 10 blocks, had been evacuated and that “we might even have to evacuate on the other side of town” if winds shifted.

The cause of the explosion is not immediately known.

It is really sad and scary to see another huge explosion just two days after the ones in Boston.

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U.F.O Spotted On Google Maps

Around the time between 2009 and 2010, I used to spend time playing with Google Map Street View.

I love to look at places that I have visited in the United States and sometimes I would be looking at places that I wish to visit.

One day, I was watching the sky in Jacksonville, Texas.

Suddenly, I saw a purple thing shaped like a UFO so I print screen and pasted it in PowerPoint to save the picture.

But when I told my big sister, Kaman that I spotted a UFO in that picture, she said it was not a UFO but only some kind of light or sun ray.

And yesterday, as I was reading the Good Morning America ABC news, I saw something interesting.

When I opened the page to read the news, I saw a picture that looked very familiar to me.

I searched for the UFO picture that I printed and saved to compare it with the ABC news’s picture.

The comparison of the ABC’s UFO photo and mine.

I guess it must be the same UFO!

Now, I am very proud to see the picture of the same UFO that I had spotted about 3 years ago on the Google Maps featured in the Good Morning America ABC news!

FedEx Cargo Plane Crashed In Tokyo

FedEx jet burst into a fireball
FedEx jet burst into a fireball

A FedEx cargo jet  from Guangzhou, China crashed in Tokyo Narita International Airport, Japan on Monday March 23,2009.

The FedEx jet crashed and burst into a huge fireball maybe bigger than my house when it tried to land at the airport.

FedEx jet crashed
FedEx jet crashed

Pilot Kevin Kyle Mosley 54 of Hillboro, Ore and co-pilot Anthony Stephen Pino 49 of  San Antonio, Texas were killed and all  the things in the plane were destroyed.

The plane was a MD-11.

Letters and parcels burnt during the crash
Letters and parcels burnt during the crash

I am sorry that the pilot and the co-pilot were killed during the crash and for all the people who lost their letters and parcels .

They must be very sad especially the pilot’s and the co-pilot’s families.

FedEx MD-11
FedEx MD-11

I had been to the Tokyo Narita International Airport on the way to Chicago.

Anyway I had not been to Guangzhou, China.

I think FedEx will try to send new things to the people who lost their things in the plane crash.

FedEx jet crashed in Narita Airport
FedEx jet crashed in Narita Airport

How To Cook Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne MMMMMMMMMM
Chili Con Carne MMMMMMMMMM

I love Chili Con Carne.

My parents and big sisters love them too.

Chili Con Carne means chili with meat.

It is the official food for Texas, USA.

My mother cooks tasty Chili Con Carne.

How to cook Chili Con Carne:

  • Kidney beans

  • minced beef

  • chopped onion

  • tomatoes (in the can)

  • bell pepper

  • hot chili

  • water

  • spices

  • minced garlic

  • olive oil

  • salt and a bit of brown sugar

Take a pot and put olive oil.

Add beef.

Add onion.

Add garlic

Add spices.

Add everything and cook for a while.

Taste the chili to make sure it is very tasty 🙂