Reuters reported that, the city of Washington, Illinois, was hard-hit by what the National Weather Service called a “large and extremely dangerous” tornado, with photos showing buildings reduced to rubble and homes torn in half in the city of 15,000 people some 145 miles southwest of Chicago.
U.S. weather officials said that a fast-moving storm system spawned multiple tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana, threatening some 53 million people across 10 Midwestern states on Sunday
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On July 2, 2012 the people in the eastern United States of America from Indiana to New Jersey still have no electricity to cool themselves during the very hot summer.
This is a great disaster.
First there were violent storms that knock down power, damaged cars and buildings and killed at least 13 people and now there will be no electricity for days.
It was reported it may take a week or more before the power can be restored for everybody in the effected areas.
I am sad and sorry for the people who have to endure the heat without the electricity to help them cool themselves.
That means they cannot turn on the fan or the air-conditioner.
There will be no cold drinks and ice-creams for days because the fridges need electricity to work.
I guess the reason for the summer heat wave is due to the global warming.
There were violent storms from Indiana to New Jersey since Friday June 29, 2012.
This is a very bad disaster.
At least 13 people were killed and 3 million people are without power.
Emergencies were declared in Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, the District of Columbia and Virginia.
In West Virginia, trees fell on both sides of the train tracks.
232 Amtrak passengers were stranded Friday night on a train.
The storms also damaged a prison in Illinois and huge trees fell across streets in Washington area.
Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Kansas were hit by storms and powerful tornadoes.
Tornado is also known as twister.
At least 13 people were killed and hundreds were injured by the disaster.
The storms produced 35 tornado reports from late Tuesday through Wednesday.
A very powerful tornado rated an EF-4 badly damaged a Harrisburg residential neighborhood and shopping district.
550 people were killed by tornadoes in the USA last year.
Today is Pak Cik Burhan’s birthday.
Pak Cik Burhan is one of my father’s best friend. His full name is Wan Burhan Wan Ismail.
They used to study at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA.
I wonder if Pak Cik Burhan receives lots of presents for his birthday ❓
I sent Pak Cik Burhan a very special birthday song.
It is one of my favourite songs.
By the way, 5 days ago was my birthday.
And on the 16th Feb, 2011, my father bought me a big and delicious birthday cake.
But I’m very sad because my father did not take any photo of my birthday cake 😦 😥
I hope Pak Cik Burhan loves the birthday song that I sent him 😉 😆
Happy birthday, Pak Cik Burhan!
My father has 8blogs.
My father blogs are:
The Sulaimanian blog is very popular.
It is about my father’s old school named Sultan Sulaiman Secondary School (Sek. Men. Kebangsaan Sultan Sulaiman) in Kuala Terengganu.
Alam Akademik is my grand mother’s book shop in Kuala Terengganu.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale was one of the universities that my father studied in USA.
I had been to Illinois in 2005 and 2006 but not to the university.
But I visited the Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
Palo Alto is not far from San Francisco.