Severe Storms Hit U.S. Over Memorial Day Weekend

At least 22 people are dead after several storms swept through Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas over Memorial Day weekend.

Damage: More than 400,000 people were left without power across the eastern United States on Monday afternoon.

A resident of Charleston, Kentucky, described the scene: “Trees down everywhere. Houses moved. Power lines are down. No utilities whatsoever—no water, no power.”

In 2021, a series of tornadoes killed 81 people in Kentucky. On Sunday night, the same area was hit with yet another tornado.

There were a lot of people that were just getting their lives put back together and then this. Almost the same spot, the same houses and everything.
—Nick Bailey, County Emergency Management director

‘Active start’ to 2024: William Bunting of the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center said the remarkably severe and numerous storms are likely a harbinger of worse to come.

The numbers that we’ve seen this year, and really going back to the last week of April, have been astounding—only equaled one other time and that was during the historic tornado season of 2011. So over 1,000 preliminary reports of tornadoes, over 4,200 reports of damaging thunderstorm winds, large hail and tornadoes [are] a very active start.
—William Bunting

Why such disasters? Memorial Day honors those who have died fighting for the U.S., a country founded on biblical values. But the people of America have turned their backs on God. Those sacrifices are coming to naught in the face of the nation losing God’s protection and blessing, and experiencing curses for rebellion against God.

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