California Town Begs For Help After Being Overrun By Tumbleweeds


The small town of Victorville, California has declared a minor state of emergency after their town was overrun by tumbleweeds. And by overrun, I don’t mean a few extra tumbleweeds are rolling around– folks are having a hard time getting out of their houses because of the dead plants. And they can’t seem to get rid of them.

Victorville, sitting northeast of Los Angeles, collected the tumbleweeds after high winds tossed them across the desert plains. Local teens suggest the tumbleweeds were attracted to the town because it’s so boring. They’re right. Nothing happens there.

Imagine being helpless against tumbleweeds. That’s tough. Our thoughts go out to these Californians afflicted by dead plant balls.