Though the news puppets aren't connecting the dots this tragic event is another sign of ongoing planetary climate change. As we know the main effect of which is more extremes of weather. Hotter summers, colder winters, and bigger, and more violent storms around the world.
I really wish it really was just a conspiracy by assorted corporations or space aliens, but it ain't. It's real.
***(A sad update. There are now over 300+ dead from these storms.)