Saturday, May 20, 2017

19 of 34 deaths this year was while in a mobile home.

May 17, 2017
By Chris Dolce and Linda Larn

So far in 2017, more than 30 people have been killed by tornadoes. (click here)

More than half of the deaths have occurred in mobile homes.

This year has already had more tornado-related deaths than all of last year.

The tornado death toll for 2017 has likely risen to 34, after deadly storms moved through the central U.S. Tuesday.

One death has been reported Tuesday in Barron County, Wisconsin, where a possible tornado severely damaged a mobile home park. Another fatality occurred when a suspected tornado hit Elk City, Oklahoma. When these are confirmed as tornadoes, the death toll will officially reach 34.

Weather related deaths continue to rise this year. It is not only tornadoes, but, flooding as well, especially in vehicles.

April 27, 2017
By Brian Donegan

A total of 302 people were killed by flooding in the U.S. from 2015 through 2016. (click here)

Tornadoes and lightning combined only killed 118 in the U.S. over that same period.

Many of the flood-related fatalities occurred in vehicles.

Flooding was extremely deadly in the United States over the past two years, claiming many more lives than tornadoes and lightning combined.
From January 2015 through December 2016, 302 people were killed by floodwaters, while 65 deaths were caused by lightning and 53 were the result of tornadoes, according to NOAA statistics.
I sincerely believe the USA infrastructure is failing the people. When death tolls statistics start to trend upward it is time to look to the reasons. The USA has been fairly good at responding to severe weather and weather emergencies. This new trend is worrisome and needs to be examined and corrected.
We record statistics for a reason and this is one of them; "How are we doing?" This is not trivia, it is real.

The Iranian people have delivered themselves from the sanctions with the election of President Hassan Rouhani.

May 20, 2017

Iran's state television has declared incumbent President Hassan Rouhani the winner of the country's presidential election, giving him a second four-year term to see out his agenda calling for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world.

State TV offered its congratulations in a brief statement Saturday, based on vote tallies.

The 68-year-old has come to embody more liberal and reform-minded Iranians' hopes for greater political freedom at home and better relations with the outside world.

Preliminary vote tallies earlier had Rouhani ahead with 22.8 million votes, out of 38.9 million counted so far.

Officials say more than 40 million people voted.

There is continued confidence in the incumbent President Rouhani. What does all this mean? It means the Iranian people have a voice in their government. It means their government cares about the people. It means stability within Iran that an international community can count on today and in the future.