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 landslides caused by Typhoon “Yutu” (Rosita), Philippines
Posted by TW on October 31, 2018. Watchers.news.
At least 13 people have been killed and dozens are left trapped under debris after heavy rains unleashed by Typhoon “Yutu,” known in the Philippines as Rosita, caused flash floods and triggered landslides on October 29 and 30, 2018. The worst affected were Northern and Central parts of Luzon, the government said.
According to the Mountain Province disaster risk reduction and management office, the mountain beside the unfinished two-story building gave out during the afternoon hours of October 30 and buried 3 nearby buildings, including DPWH Second District Engineering Office in Natonin. Natonin is isolated as a result of road cuts and landslides, the office said, adding that first responders arrived at the scene on the morning of October 31.
Rescuers recovered 8 bodies from the debris during the day but there are at least 29 people trapped inside the buildings, including 20 construction laborers belonging to two construction firms, 3 security guards, a project engineer, and 5 evacuees from nearby homes, Rappler reports. 4 members of a family died in another landslide on the same day, after their house was buried by rocks and soil in Batad, Ifuga.
A 5-year-old girl died in Lubuagan town, Kalinga after another landslide struck her family’s residence.
Yutu made landfall around 04:00 LT on October 30 in Dinapigue, on the border of Isabela and Aurora, with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h (93 mph) and gusts to 210 km/h (130 mph), making it a Category 2 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale.
Nearly 10 000 people were evacuated ahead of its arrival. Winds produced by the storm flattened some of the homes, destroyed roofs and downed power poles and trees. Numerous landslides were reported across the affected region.