Not to go all Pat Robertson, but it is interesting how so many of these phenomena seem to occur in the same places tornadoes hit.
I been saying this for a long time. When natural cataclysms hit Jesusland, it's "God is testing us" but when there's a natural disaster in a blue state "God is showing his displeasure with our decadent lifestyle". If that's true, how come Jesusland is the major recipient of flooding, tornadoes, and all around bad things? Maybe God is trying to tell them something.