Hurricane Update

Deadly floods hit Yemen, widespread destruction after Luban makes landfall. 5th named storm of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. “This much rain in just 24 hours is several years’ worth.”

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 floods hit Yemen, widespread destruction after Luban makes landfall

Posted by TW on October 16, 2018.

At least 3 people have been killed and dozens were injured after Tropical Cyclone “Luban” made landfall between Mukalla and Al Ghaidahnear, Yemen’s Al Mahrah province on October 14, 2018. This is the 5th named storm of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season and the first to make landfall in Yemen. It is also the 5th named storm to make landfall in Yemen since 2015. The storm caused widespread destruction. The governor of the province declared the coastal districts a disaster area.

Luban was Very Severe Cyclonic Storm as it approached Yemen but was downgraded to a Tropical Depression several hours before landfall. However, the storm brought strong winds and caused widespread flooding and damage.

The worst of the rain hit coastal areas of Yemen and Oman, where up to 263 mm (10.35 inches) of rainfall fell in 24 hours of October 14. This is a desert… rain is welcome, but this much rain in just 24 hours is several years’ worth and disastrous.

Preliminary reports indicate at least 3 people have lost their lives and more than 33 were injured. The worst affected are Al Ghaydah and Sayhut with a combined population of 80 000. Other affected districts are Al Masilah, Qishn, Huswain and Al Hawf.

90% of the electricity grid in Al Ghaydah and in some of the smaller towns along the coast is down and will need repair, officials said. “The province has become a disaster zone,” local Yemeni spokesman said October 16. “There is widespread infrastructure damage in the area,” he said. “The situation surpasses our humble capabilities,” said Rageh Bakreet, Governor of Al Mahrah, calling on the Yemeni government and international organizations to provide emergency relief to residents. The numbers of people displaced, killed and injured are expected to increase as rescue teams make their way further into affected areas.

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