US hit by floods, mudslides, wildfires resembling ‘an erupting volcano’ and a record heatwave in two days

Floodwaters have swept away homes, whole bridges and chunks of road, and 100 million Americans have been placed under heatwave warnings to stay at home, as the United States is hit with a surge of extreme weather events over just two days.

Torrential rain and a melting snowpack triggered the deluge that forced the evacuation of some parts of Yellowstone National Park, cutting off electricity and forcing the rare closure of all five entrances indefinitely, just as the summer tourist season kicked off.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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