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 landslide hits Niteroi, Rio de Janeriro, Brazil
Posted by TW on November 11, 2018. Watchers.news.
At least 10 people have been killed and 11 others injured after heavy rains caused large landslide in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Region, Brazil on November 10, 2018.
The event took place in the Boa Esperança Community in Piratininga, Niterói, during early morning hours (LT) of Saturday, November 10. Authorities said the rain loosened a large boulder, which then struck 6 homes and a pizzeria.
11 people were rescued from the debris, firefighters said, adding the death toll could rise as rescue workers continue search and rescue operations.
Civil defense authorities said they received 135 calls for assistance between November 7 and 9 due to heavy rains.
Roberto Robadey, Rio’s civil defense department head, told Globo TV network a state of alert was declared for Niteroi due to heavy rains and its residents urged to move to safer locations.
Floods and landslides are common in Brazil. The country’s worst landslide disaster took place in 2011 when whole hillsides collapsed after heavy rains hit the state of Rio de Janeiro, killing nearly 1,000 people.
Featured image: Landslide in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro on November 10, 2018