Transcript: April 4, 2023


Sound: I guess that’s our roof.

Powerful storms and tornadoes left a weekend trail of devastation across the U.S. I’ve got the full story. Plus…

How these cheetah cubs just made history.

Those stories and more today on… Notice News Daily.

Storms Hit the Heartland

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday. I’m Jonathan here from Notice H-Q in Brooklyn. Our top story today:

A string of violent weather events over the weekend left dozens of people dead in the nation’s heartland.

Sound: You had no idea it was doing this much damage out here. It was so fast.

On Friday and Saturday… More than a dozen states across the southern, Midwestern, and eastern U.S were struck by powerful spring storms, killing at least 32 people.

Destructive tornadoes touched down in states like Arkansas, leading President Biden to declare a “major disaster” in the state so it can receive federal aid for recovery…

And in Illinois, one storm tore the roof off a music venue, killing a 50-year-old man and injuring dozens of others who had been attending a heavy metal concert.

Sound: The lights go out the noise, I hear noise, everything crashes down, which is the ceiling… My first when I saw it was more that it literally could have been me.

The destruction comes just one week after a tornado devastated a small Mississippi town, killing 26 people and destroying hundreds of homes.

On Sunday the president paid a visit to the scene and also approved disaster relief for the region.

Biden: I just want you to know as you fight through this, you’re not alone.

Spring storms that produce tornadoes are common, but climate change may still be responsible for increasing the intensity of such weather events.

Another set of powerful storms is expected to roll across the same region this week and could bring more tornadoes.


Here’s what else is making news right now…

Former President Donald Trump is expected to be arraigned in a New York City court today, and will formally learn the charges being brought against him. Angie will have the full story tomorrow.

The companies that run WWE and UFC are going to become one, much bigger company. The new business is yet to be named but will be worth an estimated 21 billion dollars. And…

Sound: “that’s for you”

Is the King of England also the Burger King? On a recent state visit to Germany, a man offered a Burger King crown to King Charles. Charles politely declined the gift.

Cheetah Cubs Born in India

When you think of a cheetah’s natural habitat, you probably think of the African continent, and you’d be correct. But did you know they used to inhabit parts of Asia as well?

The Asiatic cheetah went extinct in India in 1952, but 70 years later, they actually might be making a comeback.

For much of the 1900s, India was under British colonial rule.

During that time, forests across India were cleared to make room for settlements and plantations, destroying the cheetah’s natural habitats.

India has recently made plans to house 50 cheetahs in one of their national parks over the next 5 years.

The governments of Namibia and South Africa have agreed to donate dozens of these big cats to India every year,

And last week, the first 4 cheetah cubs were born on Indian soil.

The 4 cubs along with 20 adults are being closely monitored in the national park to ensure they acclimate to their new home safely.

An Indian environmental official called the birth a quote “momentous event in our wildlife conservation history,” but big cats are still under threat worldwide.

For example, a century ago as many as 100,000 tigers lived in the wild, but today there are fewer than 3200 of them in their natural habitat.

Lions, in the last century, have lost 80 percent of their range and their population is only 15 percent of what it was.

This attempt to reintroduce cheetahs to India marks a significant moment for conservation efforts worldwide.


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