A safari park in Harris County was damaged in a tornado in Georgia on Sunday. The violent weather disturbed several enclosures, and two tigers escaped from one of them.
A tornado hit parts of Georgia on Sunday. The element injured several people and destroyed buildings. The effects of the violent weather were felt in one of the local safari parks. As a result of the destruction, two tigers escaped from the enclosure.
Tornado in the safari park
A tornado wreaked havoc at the Wild Animal Safari Park in Pine Mountain, Harris County. The building suffered extensive damage, the facility reported on social media. No staff or animals were injured, but several enclosures were breached and “two tigers briefly escaped from the park.” Since then, two huge cats have been found and returned to the enclosure. “The tigers are safe!” – reported the park.
Due to the need to repair the damage, the facility was temporarily closed. “We are working diligently to keep our team and animals safe,” one post read.
The Troup County Sheriff’s Office, near Pine Mountain, urged residents to stay on the roads on Sunday. Flood warnings have been issued in many other Georgia counties. For people whose homes were damaged, the authorities prepared temporary shelters.
A weekend with tornadoes
About 30 million Americans in the South and Southeast were at risk of going strong on Sunday storms. Tornadoes, hail the size of tennis balls and wind gusts up to 112 kilometers per hour were predicted.
CNN, tvnmeteo.pl, CBS News
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