Saturday, June 30, 2012

Crazy Conditions in US Kills 15 and inconveniences many more

Waldo Canyon fire, Colorado Springs, CO
Waldo Canyon fire, Colorado Springs, CO (Photo credit: Beverly & Pack)
This summer has been odd in the US. Some states like Colorado, and New Mexico have been experiencing enormous wildfires that are causing damage to houses. The fire has led to evacuation of several thousand homes and many of these evacuees are wondering if they can return to their homes at all. Some of the neighborhoods have been flattened completely without trace thanks to the raging inferno that fire fighters have not been able to tame... yet.

Move south to Florida and the people there are facing the fury of nature in another form - floods and storms. Washington DC has been hit by a storm that has made thousands of homes go without power and in this triple digit summer heat it is almost impossible to stay alive. In Ohio over a million homes and businesses have no power today and there is no way it is going to be restored over the weekend. It is going to be a warm or rather a hot weekend for these people.

I wonder how these natural disasters will affect the economy of the states and the nation. There will be massive insurance payouts required and I am pretty sure corporations will not like to pay up. There will be NGOs asking for donations in the unaffected parts of the country to help in reconstruction efforts.
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