Massive Hailstorm in Mexico, 4 Dead
Signs of the end times? Apocalyptic tendrils reaching out across an unseasonably dry summer? A massive hailstorm struck Mexico Aug. 30, leaving 4 dead. and dozens injured.
In the municipalities of Coacalco, Ecatepec, and Tlalnepantla in the state of Mexico, with substantial damage taking place in Cerro Del Caracol, in Lomas De Coacalco a unusually fierce hailstorm crashed through the streets where it reportedly swept cars down streets, tore down billboards, and toppled street signs. According to Mexico governor Eruviel Avila, among the casualties were 2 homeless and 1 young baby.
2 Inches of rain fell in a 90 minute period, which is 3 times more than the rate at which some of the towns can drain the water, and in some areas the hail stacked 5-feet deep, although exaggeration may be at play with officials stating roughly 3-feet being the deepest pile up they’ve found.
3 feet deep in hail? Sure seems like pretty deep to me.
The storm and subsequent flooding caused thousands in damage and left many wondering if this was just a glimpse of what the rest of the year is going to hold.
What’s especially interesting about this event is that earlier this year, in march, the worst hailstorm in over 40 years sent a shock wave through the Avocado market in the Mexican state of Michoacan when it devastated crops and structures alike. Witnesses claimed ping pong-sized hail struck the earth that day, affecting more than 17,000 hectares and ruining the rest of the season for the Avocado trees as well as blackberries and blueberries.
What do you think? Is this just a tremble before the chaos that many believe is going to take place in September or is this just another example in the laundry list of climate change? Like, share, and join the conversation on Facebook and on Twitter with the hashtag #DMTalk.