A Week of Extreme Weather
A whole neighborhood of Granbury, Texas, was leveled in one of the tornadoes that tore up whole swaths of the United States last week. But that was the least of what happened, all around the world, in the week that was:
Cyclone Mahasan caused less damage than had been feared as it slammed into Bangladesh, with “only” 45 human deaths reported. The hurricane changed course at the last minute and arrived at low tide after more than a million people had been evacuated.
Torrential rains flooded the city of Xiamen in southeast China
A sandstorm brought much of Cairo, Egypt, to a standstill.
A downpour in Amman, Jordan, dropped summer temperatures by 65 degrees F.
People covered up in India to protect themselves against the nationwide heat wave.