Blog 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, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.
Deadly flash floods turn streets of southern Italy into raging rivers
Posted by TW on October 06, 2018. Watchers.news.
Two people have been killed and another one is missing after heavy rain hit parts of southern Italy on October 4 and 5, 2018. The worst affected are parts of Sicily and Calabria, where streets became raging rivers, destroying roads and bridges and flooding homes and businesses.
“The area is under the effects of a cutoff low, producing intense training thunderstorms, which affect the same region for hours. Persistent torrential rainfall can accumulate several hundred mm in several hours, resulting in significant flooding,” SWE meteorologists report.
Bodies of 2 people, a mother and her son, were found by firefighters on a river bed in the towns of San Pietro a Maida and San Pietro Lametino. Rescuers are searching for the woman’s other child, ANSA reports.The extreme weather caused flooding and landslides in many parts of Calabria, forcing many families to be evacuated from their homes, with the province of Catanzaro hit particularly hard, the agency said.
Some 16 people had to be rescued from rooftops that they had scaled to get away from the floodwaters. The Ponte Delle Grazie bridge on provincial highway 19 in the area collapsed during the storms. “The situation in Calabria caused by the exceptional wave of bad weather that has hit the whole region is getting increasingly dramatic,” said Governor Mario Oliverio. “In the next few hours we will make a request for a state of emergency.”