Green Hill Zone hadnt always been known for its peaceful weather, and lush vegetation. It hadnt been known for its friendly inhabitants or the wondrous views out to the brilliant blue ocean. It hadnt been known for much at all.
Not to say that none of these facts were true. Green Hill was indeed a peaceful place. But in this particular time, it suffered immensely from storms, floods, and all other kinds of natural disasters. None of the inhabitants really knew the cause. And they werent prepared for any of it, either. Hence, it was a dark year for the Zone, as many of these Mobians were swept away or even drowned by each flood that struck them, week after week.
Due to constant destruction, it seemed that the Green Hill Zone would be forever wiped off the map, and unable to recover. Nobody could really grasp how all this damage could be undone. Or why it had all happened. The civilians of the area had begun to manage their unfortunate state,