Irma’s trail of destruction in Florida Keys revealed

September 11, 2017 – Fox News reports: “After Hurricane Irma ravaged the string of islands known as the Florida Keys, officials are now warning tourists and residents to stay away until further notice, noting: “The Keys are not open for business.”

Houses and mobile homes were uprooted and other infrastructure was destroyed, while an innumerable amount of boats in the Keys also suffered damage from Irma’s powerful winds.

In a tweet Monday morning, a WFOR reporter said “it’s hard to describe” the lower Florida Keys, but it could be best described as a “war zone.”

“For most of the Florida Keys, there is no fuel, electricity, running water, or cell service,” Monroe County officials said in a news release.  (Jesus said: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh– “ Luke 21:25 – 28.   See the next four reports.)

Harvey is a 1,000-year flood event unprecedented in scale

August 31, 2017 – The Washington Post reports: “As Harvey’s rains unfolded, the intensity and scope of the disaster were so enormous that weather forecasters, first responders, the victims, everyone really, couldn’t believe their eyes. Now the data are bearing out what everyone suspected: This flood event is on an entirely different scale than what we’ve seen before in the United States.

A new analysis from the University of Wisconsin’s Space Science and Engineering Center has determined that Harvey is a 1-in-1,000-year flood event that has overwhelmed an enormous section of Southeast Texas equivalent in size to New Jersey.

There is nothing in the historical record that rivals this, according to Shane Hubbard, the Wisconsin researcher who made and mapped this calculation. ‘In looking at many of these events [in the United States], I’ve never seen anything of this magnitude or size,’ he said. ‘This is something that hasn’t happened in our modern era of observations.’…”

More than 1,000 dead in floods disaster in Sierra Leone

September 3, 2017 — ChristianToday.com reports: “While Americans are rightly concerned about flooding in and around Houston, more than 1,000 people have died in the West African country of Sierra Leone, Christian Aid reports today.

The charity is appealing for funds to help the stricken survivors after torrential rains set off floods and mudslides in Freetown on 14 August. This was followed by a massive fire.

One ministry has set up a cooking and distribution site to feed destitute victims who have lost everything in the ongoing crisis, but it urgently needs to do more.

‘After the landslide, we went in to console relatives left behind,’ said Rev Claudius Deah, head of Mission Bethel Ministries International in Monrovia, Liberia. ‘We started feeding people and conducting trauma counseling, and our members in West Africa collected clothing for distribution.’…”


Typhoon Hato leaves 16 dead as 27,000 evacuated in China

August 24, 2017 – The London Telegraph reports: “The strongest storm to hit parts of southern China in half a century continued to wreak havoc on Thursday, leaving 16 people dead, dozens injured and forcing tens of thousands to be evacuated from their homes.

Powerful Typhoon Hato had brought widespread destruction to the gambling mecca of Macau and the nearby city of Hong Kong on Wednesday, but had continued to lash China’s southern Guangdong province on Thursday.

Authorities in China “called for efforts to guard against geographical disasters such as mountain floods and landslides”, Xinhua state news agency said…”


Over 200 dead in India, Bangladesh and Nepal floods

August 16, 2017 Al-Jazeera reports: “At least 221 people have died, and more than 1.5 million have been displaced by monsoon flooding across the South Asian countries of India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Rescuers are currently scouring submerged villages searching for the missing.

Janardan Sharma, Nepal’s home minister, told parliament on Tuesday that 111 people had been killed and 35 are still missing in the country, which has seen nearly 20 percent of the population affected by severe flooding.

Mexico earthquake of magnitude 8.2 strikes off Pacific coast

September 8, 2017 — BBC News reports: “An earthquake described by Mexico’s president as the country’s strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing at least six people.

One person also died in neighbouring Guatemala, its president has said.

The quake, which Mexico’s leader Enrique Peña Nieto said measured 8.2, struck in the Pacific, about 87km (54 miles) south-west of Pijijiapan.

A tsunami warning was issued for Mexico, with three-metre-high waves possible, and other nearby countries.

The quake, which struck at 04:50 GMT, was felt in Mexico City, with buildings swaying and people running into the street. The tremors there, about 1,000km from the epicentre, were reported to have lasted up to a minute.

President Peña Nieto said some 50 million Mexicans would have felt the tremor and that the death toll might rise…” (Jesus stated in Luke 21: “…Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.  But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.  Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:  And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven” – Luke 21:8 – 11.  According to https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php there have be 81 significant earthquakes in 2017 alone.  Two of the deadliest earthquakes have taken place in the 21st Century – on January 12, 2010, 316,000 were killed when an earthquake tore through the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, and on December 26, 2004, 230,000 were killed when an earthquake hit near the Indonesian Island of Sumatra.  Revelation 6:12 speaks of the greatest earthquake that is yet to happen: “…I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;” See the next report)


Oklahoma Shakes After Being Hit With 7 Earthquakes In Just 28 Hours

August 7, 2017Forbes reports: “In just 28 hours central Oklahoma was shaken by seven sequential earthquakes, ranging in magnitude from 2 to 5. The earthquakes began this past Tuesday night when five earthquakes repeatedly struck Oklahoma, followed by two more in the early hours of Thursday.

There was no significant damage and no significant injuries reported with the string of earthquakes. However, the earthquakes were widely felt in Edmond, Oklahoma, and parts of Oklahoma City. Two power sub stations were intermittently down as a result of the earthquakes, causing 4,600 residents of northeast Edmond to lose power.

These earthquakes were a result of induced seismicity. Induced seismicity refers to earthquakes that are triggered due to human activity. Since 2009, the USGS has noted a significant rise in induced seismicity associated with wastewater injection during oil and gas development. Oklahoma is one of the most affected regions in the United States for induced seismicity and is thus a focus for research and monitoring by the USGS.