Bog note: And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11). Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. This verse from Luke is one of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency and occurrence prior to giving birth. End of note.
Nine killed, 3.5 million affected as Typhoon “Rumbia” wreaks havoc across central and eastern China
Watchernews.com. Posted by TW on August 19, 2018.
At least 9 people have been killed and 18 injured after Typhoon “Rumbia” wreaked havoc across central and eastern China over the past couple of days. About 3 512 000 people have been affected as well as 420,000 hectares (1.37 million acres) of crops. The storm has also damaged more than 5,800 homes. The typhoon made landfall near the city Shanghai just after 04:00 local time August 17 (20:00 UTC, August 16) with maximum sustained winds around 90 km/h (55 mph).
Although the storm dissipated over the next 36 hours, it had enough strength and time to claim at least 9 lives and drop record-breaking rain. In total, about 3,512,000 people have been affected as well as 420,000 hectares (1.37 million acres) of crops. The storm has also damaged more than 5,800 homes. The worst affected is the Anhui Province, where 1.7 million people were affected and nearly 243,000 ha (600,000 acres) of crops. More than 4,000 homes have been damaged. In the city of Xuzhou, more than 924,000 people have been affected and about 68,000 ha (168,000 acres) of crops. More than 1,800 homes have been damaged, Xinhua reports.
In neighboring Henan Province, Rumbia affected some 888,000 people and damaged nearly 109,000 ha (270,000 acres) of crops. According to Xinhua, 3 meteorological stations in Henan province have seen precipitation exceeding 500 mm (19.68 inches), while daily precipitation has set records in eight meteorological stations.