May Current Events 2024: Disaster News

Updated May 30, 2024 | Infoplease Staff

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  1. Small Towns Across The United States Midwest Destroyed By Tornadoes

Small Towns Across The United States Midwest Destroyed By Tornadoes

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Thursday, May 23, 2024 – Greenfield, a 2,000-person village roughly 55 miles from Des Moines, was hit by the worst tornado ever. The storms demolished homes and businesses in Greenfield, shattered automobiles, and thrown debris over the countryside. Video of the disaster in Iowa showed collapsed houses, overturned vehicles, and shattered wind turbines.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety said on Wednesday that at least 35 individuals were wounded, but the number is speculated to be higher. Five people were killed as tornadoes slammed through a tiny Iowa town and surrounding regions amid strong storms in the Midwest. The fifth death was verified by authorities in Adams County, roughly 25 miles from Greenfield. Tornadoes, severe rain, and power outages struck Nebraska, Illinois, and Wisconsin as well.

During a news conference in Greenfield on Wednesday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds refused to reveal the number of fatalities, emphasizing that "they are still on a search and rescue mission that will continue to be throughout the day,".

Source: BBC 

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