Tuesday, April 19, 2011

WORLD:243 TORNADOES ATTACK U.S.A.....

19/4/2011-10:41pm
Kebelakangan ini alam semulajadi seakan menyerang negara2 maju di dunia....Jepun dan US tak terkecuali....China juga telah merasai gempa sebelum ini,Kuwait dengan ribut padang pasirnya...dan apa lagi agaknya yang akan datang.....

243 puting beliung 'serang' Amerika

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FOTO puting beliung melalui daerah Colerain, Carolina Utara,
 kelmarin diambil oleh seorang penduduk, Richard Burkett.

Kawasan bencana umpama zon perang selepas beratus-ratus rumah rosak, musnah

JACKSON (Mississippi): Sebanyak 243 puting beliung yang melanda sedozen negeri Amerika Syarikat sejak Sabtu lalu, menyebabkan 45 orang maut selain kerugian besar kepada penduduk apabila beratus-ratus rumah rosak atau musnah.

Selain kehilangan hampir semua harta benda, sebilangan mereka kehilangan rumah yang tercabut akibat ditiup angin kencang.Ketika penduduk memulakan kerja pembersihan dan mencari sisa dari rumah mereka yang boleh digunakan semula, kisah puting beliung mencabut dan menerbangkan pokok seperti kayu besbol, memecah dan menyebabkan rumah tunggang terbalik, kedengaran hampir di mana saja.

Seorang penduduk di Dunn, Carolina Utara, Jonathan Robinson berkata ketika puting beliung mula membadai rumah bergerak miliknya, beliau segera mendukung anak lelaki sepupunya Ayden yang berusia tiga bulan bersembunyi di dalam sebuah peti di bilik tidurnya.

“Malangnya ketika hendak melompat masuk ke dalam peti itu angin puting beliung yang amat kuat memecahkan rumah menyebabkan Ayden terlepas dari pegangan saya dan diterbangkan ke udara,” katanya.

Robinson berkata, selepas puting beliung reda, beliau bersama anggota keluarganya segera menggali runtuhan untuk mencari Ayden.
“Saya rasa akan kehilangannya,” kata Robinson selepas bayi itu ditemui. 

Penduduk daerah Askewville, Carolina Utara, Justin Dunlow, 23, hanya mampu berdoa, apabila beliau bersama dua anaknya yang masih kecil dihempap dinding rumah bergerak mereka yang runtuh.

“Saya boleh bina semula rumah saya, tetapi saya tidak dapat ganti dua anak jika kehilangan mereka. Saya bersyukur kerana kami selamat,” katanya.

Audrey McKoy yang tinggal dekat Bladen County sedang berehat apabila puting beliung membadai rumah mereka.

“Ia kelihatan seperti dalam filem The Wizard of Oz,” katanya.

Mereka yang bersembunyi di bilik air sempat mendengar bunyi pokok tumbang dan rumah lain ditiup angin. Sebaik keluar untuk melihat kemusnahan, rumah mereka juga sudah terbalik.

Puting beliung membadai wilayah Deep South termasuk Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi dan Carolina Selatan sebelum bergerak menuju ke Carolina Utara hingga ke Virginia sebelum menuju ke laut.

Akhbar Wall Street Journal melaporkan, puting beliung kuat yang melanda Carolina Utara petang kelmarin, menyebabkan sekurang-kurangnya 22 orang maut.

Pegawai pengurusan kecemasan melaporkan puting beliung memusnahkan 60 buah rumah dan merosakkan lebih 400 yang lain. Gabenor Bev Perdue mengisytiharkan perintah darurat berikutan kejadian itu. – AP/Agensi 
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Why North Carolina, far from Tornado Alley, took brunt of big outbreak

North Carolina averages 19 tornadoes a year. More than 60 hit the state over the weekend, part of a 'family' of 243 tornadoes that spun across the South, killing at least 43.
By Patrik Jonsson, Staff writer / April 18, 2011
Atlanta
In Sanford, N.C., a heads-up store manager is credited with saving 70 frightened shoppers as a tornado ripped off the roof of a Lowe's hardware outlet. In Raleigh, N.C., a tornado found its favorite victim, tearing apart most of a trailer park.
In Bertie County, N.C., 11 people died as twisters – progenies of an epic clash of atmospheric fronts – split trees, toppled cars, and blew apart homes, as Gov. Bev Perdue said, as if they were paper doll houses.
A rival to the "Super Tuesday" tornado outbreak in February 2008 that killed 56 people across four Southern states, this weekend's storm spawned 243 tornadoes from Oklahoma to Virginia. At least 45 people died during the tornado outbreak. North Carolina saw the greatest human toll, with 22 confirmed dead, and search and rescue teams still combing a huge impact area for more victims.
Hundreds more were injuried
The severity and type of storm – it's rare for North Carolina to see large, visible Tornado Alley-type twisters – is linked to a strong Pacific-born La Niña system confronting the same north Atlantic "oscillation" that has produced two unusually cold and snow-filled Southern winters in a row. The last such super storm in North Carolina came in the spring of 1984, which spawned 20 twisters and killed 43.
"This was an amazing event," says Anthony Lupo, a tornado expert at the University of Missouri, in Columbia. "You had 120 tornado reports from Maryland down to South Carolina in one day, and they were pretty well focused on North Carolina. This is probably going to top 1984 as their worst event.
"The difference between this storm system and what you typically see in that part of the world is that typically these storms will be hidden by rain," adds Mr. Lupo. "These storms were visible, where the rain curtain gets detached from the tornado."
Tales of heroism and close escapes emerged Monday as residents took stock of the damage and victims began putting their lives back together. At the Lowe's in Sanford, a store manager who shuttled 70 shoppers into a windowless area in the back of the store is being credited with quick thinking that probably saved lives. Even so, the tornado rolled one man through an aisle like a bowling ball. No one was seriously hurt, however.
"Luckily we got everybody to the back before it hit us, but as it was hitting us, we were kind of running and the roof was kind of peeling off," the manager, Michael Hollowell, told ABC News Radio.
In Dunn, N.C., a tornado ripped a baby out of his cousin's arms as a trailer home came apart. The baby was found alive on top of a nearby wood pile. “I seen him leave my arms. That’s how strong the wind was," Jonathan Robinson told reporters.
The storm destroyed more than 60 homes in North Carolina and at least 100 others were heavily damaged. One damaged home belonged to Audrey McKoy of Bladen County, N.C., who described a "Wizard of Oz"-like scene as she watched a tornado turn and head straight for her home.
Ms. McKoy told the Associated Press that it took her and her husband a few minutes after the twister blew over to realize that their home had been completely turned around, and was now sitting in their backyard.
Mr. Lupo, the University of Missouri tornado expert, said the deep dips of cold air into the South that have chilled the region over the past two winters likely played a role in Saturday's vicious super cell storm, as well.
"There's definitely a connection there, that if you have more cold air intrusions further into the South, the more likely it is that you're going to get one of these things to just really fire up a lot of storms.
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2 comments:

DaHLia said...

moga kita dijauhkan dari bencana2 seperti ini ...aminnn

ASSOYFINGER67 said...

DaHLia;selagi takdirnya belum sampai...InsyaALLAH kita akan selamat....