Environment: Extreme Twister! American Catastrophe!
2011 Tornado Outbreak Death Toll Hits 337, Second-Deadliest Day From Twister In U.S. History
Southerners found their emergency safety net shredded Friday as they tried to emerge from the second-deadliest day of a twister outbreak in U.S. history.
The Holy Quran says: "Verily, those who, out of fear of their Lord, always stand guard against sins. And those who believe in the Signs of their Lord," (23:58-59)
The Holy Quran also states that these believers do not only remember God in hard times. On the contrary, they are constantly remembering him in times of peace and adversity. They turn to God with greater intensity and focus, in times of difficulties and climatic changes.
Emergency buildings after the twister are wiped out. Bodies were stored in refrigerated trucks. Authorities are begging for such basics as flashlights. In one neighborhood, the storms even left firefighters to work without a truck.
At least one tornado, a 205 mph monster that left at least 13 people dead in Smithville, ranked in the National Weather Service's most devastating category EF-5. Meteorologist Jim LaDue said he expects "many more" of Wednesday's tornadoes to receive that same rating, with winds topping 200 mph.
Tornadoes struck with unexpected speed in several states, and it was difficult to identify citiznes. Four people died in Bledsoe County, but a family survived being tossed across a road in their modular home, which was destroyed, Mayor Bobby Collier said.
The Holy Quran says: "There befalls not any calamity either in the earth or in your own persons, but it is recorded in a Book before we bring it into being — surely, that is easy for Allah" (57:23)
The death toll from Wednesday's storms reached 337 across seven states, including at least 246 in Alabama. This tremendous calamity forces one to reflect, that no human, society or government can stand in the way of nature.
The Holy Quran: "Therefore remember me, and I will remember you; and be thankful to me and do not be ungrateful to Me." (2:153)
We must all pray for the suffering, their families, their children and their nation. We pray that God allows them to rebuild their homes, villages, cities and lives with alacrity. You are in our prayers and our hearts.
Extracts taken from: The Huffington. By Jay Reeves and Greg Bluestein, 29 April 2011
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