Thursday, August 25, 2011

Earthquakes and Hurricanes

This week the weather seems to be really chaotic and many places are being effected and no one truly knows why the weather is as crazy as it has been all year. Extreme heat has been an issue in many states this year and while some states are doing fine with precipitaion and others are seemingly facing a drought.

Hurricane Irene is beginning to hit the islands of the Bahamas and as a category three hurricane, is set to hit the United States eastern coast tomorrow. The United States Navy is even beginning to require some of their ships to leave port so that they are not there if the storm hits. This storm could hit North Carolina as a category 4 hurricane, which could really do some great damage if it hits that hard. Residents in those areas should take precautions to protect their homes, but after seeing the damage that New Orleans suffered a few years ago, they should not try to ride this storm out.

The East Coast of the United States was hit earlier this week with a 5.9 magnitude earthquake in a small town in Virginia, but the effects were felt along the coast. Last night, the suffered from an aftershock that was over 4.0 magnitude. These are the largest quakes and aftershocks ever felt along this coastline and so it does have people wondering what is coming next.

Mother Nature seems to be badgering the East Coast now after a summer where it seems that she has completely suffered from dementia and not remembering what the weather is to be like in many areas of the United States. We all need to pray for the families that these weather events are happening to.

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