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.
Camp Fire now deadliest and most destructive in California history
Posted by TW on November 12, 2018. Watchers.news
Camp Fire has exploded in size since November 8, 2018, and is now the deadliest and most destructive individual wildfire in California history. On November 12, the death toll climbed to 31 and there are still 121 people missing.
As of 19:36 PST, November 11 (03:36 UTC, November 12), the fire has consumed 44 515 ha (111,000 acres) of land and is 25% contained.
A total of 6,713 structures have been destroyed (6,453 residences and 260 commercial), making it by far the most destructive individual wildfire in the history of the state. 15,500 structures remain under threat.
Sadly, the death toll climbed to 29 on November 11, tying it with the deadliest toll in California’s recorded history and to 31 on November 12, making it the deadliest. However, there are still 121 people missing and the death toll will likely continue rising.
The search for missing people continues in destroyed town of Paradise (population 27,000).
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office has received some 550 calls asking for welfare checks and 228 missing people reports, said Sheriff Kory Honea. However, detectives have been able to locate 107 of those people, he said.
The same hot, dry and windy conditions that sparked the deadly fires in both Northern and Southern California on Thursday, October 8 had returned Sunday, November 11 and were expected to persist throughout the night, California Governor Jerry Brown said.
Brown requested a major disaster declaration to allow FEMA to begin providing local assistance to the roughly 149,000 residents still fleeing fires up and down the Golden State.
Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties has so far claimed 2 lives and injured 3 people. It burned 34,600 ha (85,500 acres) of land and is only 15% contained, as of 04:36 UTC, November 12.
177 residences and commercial structures have been destroyed and there are still 57,000 structures threatened.
Categories: Extreme Wildfires Update