Hurricane Update

Super Typhoon “Yutu” makes landfall as the strongest on record to hit Saipan and Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands. Maximum sustained winds of 290 km/h (180 mph) and gusts to 350 km/h (220 mph).

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.

Super Typhoon “Yutu” makes landfall as the strongest on record to hit Saipan and Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands

Posted by TW on October 24, 2018.

The center of Category 5 Super Typhoon “Yutu” moved over the Northern Mariana Islands between 14:00 and 17:00 UTC on October 24, 2018, with maximum sustained winds of 290 km/h (180 mph) and gusts to 350 km/h (220 mph).

Although the region is reasonably prepared for typhoons and is built like a fortress, being located in the typhoon alley, this is the strongest storm on record to make landfall in the Northern Mariana Islands and ‘their structures will be tested as this pushes right overhead,’ Meteorologist Rober Speta of the WestPacWx said.

“Just imagine that this is an EF-2 or 3 type tornado that is 80 – 100 km (50 – 60 miles) wide… that’s kind of what we’re seeing with this storm system,” he said.

“I just do a plea to the US government (these are US territories) that they do send relief swiftly because this is going to be some serious impact. About 48,000 people live in Saipan and even more in Guam.”

The eye of Super Typhoon Yutu is now over Tinian and southern Saipan,” NWS office in Guam said 16:09 UTC, October 24 (02:09 CHST, October 25). Maximum sustained winds in the eyewall are 290 km/h (180 mph) or stronger, making it a dangerous Category 5 Super Typhoon.

These winds will continue to affect Tinian and Saipan for the next few hours, the office said.

It’s 05:50 CHST local time on October 25 at the time of press (19:50 UTC, October 24). More information about the impact to Tinian and Saipan will become available in the hours ahead.

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