Several cities in the US state of Texas have been hit by two consecutive tornadoes.
Many houses and roads have been damaged due to strong winds and rains. The communication system between the two cities has completely collapsed. Heavy rains, on the other hand, have caused severe flooding in the Brazilian state of Para. The floods have left at least 500 families homeless. The lowlands have been flooded.
At least two tornadoes hit several Texas towns on Saturday and Sunday, local time. According to the local meteorological office, the hurricane had a maximum wind speed of 160 kmph in one and about 115 kmph in the other.
Many homes in Houston, Liberty, and Harris were immediately destroyed by the tornado. The communication system of some areas has been cut off due to falling trees on the road. The local residents are in extreme distress.
Meanwhile, the flood situation in the US state of Washington has not improved after several days of continuous rains. Residents of the central city of the province are stranded. The meteorological department has forecast heavy rains in the city on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in the Brazilian state of Para on Tuesday. No vehicle is running on the road as the road is submerged. The locals are using small boats for transportation. The floods have already left about 500 families homeless in the region. Those who have not yet found a safe haven are living a dehumanized life.
One said, “We are surrounded by water.” We are suffering a lot. The authorities should pay more attention to us. The water of death has risen again, which is why people are terrified. People in low-lying areas have nowhere to go, so they stay at home. We are now in a state of complete isolation.
At least 20 people have been killed in recent floods in Brazil’s Bahia province. More than 6 lakh people have been affected by the floods and 19 thousand have been displaced.