While the mid-Atlantic region was hit hard over the weekend, rainfall continued on Monday in New York and parts of southern New England.
Many rainfall records were reported to be broken in the greater Los Angeles area.
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By Tuesday evening, New York City had the poorest air quality of all the world's major cities.
One person was killed and 28 hospitalized after a roof collapsed on a venue of concertgoers in Illinois, while five died in twisters in Arkansas.
Demolished houses, crumpled water towers, and windswept cars were left in the deadly twister’s wake.
Causes of the storm-related deaths included exposure, heart attacks, and car crashes.
“It’s a pretty grim picture, and it’s trending worse,” one US Forest Service employee told BuzzFeed News.
NOAA announced that at least 688 people died from extreme weather in 2021, but BuzzFeed News has shown that the true toll is much higher.
No one is accurately measuring how many people are dying from climate change and extreme weather. This is a fatal mistake that takes pressure off political leaders.