Extreme Flooding

Major flash floods hit northern Tunisia again

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.

Major flash floods hit northern Tunisia again

Posted by TW on October 18, 2018. Watchers.news

At least 5 people have been killed and two are still missing after devastating flash floods hit parts of Tunisia on October 17 and 18, 2018. Parts of the country recorded more rain in just 24 hours than they usually receive during the entire month of October. The resulting major flash flooding claimed lives of at least 5 people. Two are still missing, as of late October 18. The event comes less than a month after 5 people lost their lives in the northeastern city of Nabeul. The latest wave of flash flooding affected the governorates of Tunis, Sidi Bouzid, Kef, Kasserine and Siliana.

195 mm (7.7 inches) of rain was recorded in Nabeul, 140 mm (5.5 inches) in Zaghouan, 130 mm (5.1 inches) in parts of Kasserine, Tunis-Cartage received 108.4 (4.2 inches), and Sidi Bouzid 85 mm (3.3 inches). Average October rainfall in Tunis-Cartage is 65.5 mm (2.6 inches). Country’s mean total average for October is 70 mm (2.7 inches). The annual average is 520 mm (20.4 inches), most of which falls from October to April.

The floods in some parts of the region rose to nearly 2 m (6.5 feet) overnight, devastating homes and shops, and forcing some of the residents to escape to their roofs. “I slept with my three children on a floor under construction above my own home, exposed to the wind and the rain,” one resident said, as reported by AFP. “I’ve lost everything”. Schools have been closed across the affected region and transport severely disrupted.

Hydro-electric power facilities along rivers have been severely damaged.

At least 5 people have been killed and 2 are still missing, the interior ministry said Thursday.

Some areas of the country, like the northeastern city of Nabeul, received as much as 200 mm (7.9 inches) of rain on September 22, 2018, according to information provided by the National Institute of Meteorology. Up to 225 mm (8.85 inches) was measured in Beni Khalled. This is the heaviest rainfall to hit the region in such a short period since 1995 when precise measurements began.

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