… 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).
… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several 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.
Record rainfall causes severe flooding in Maldives
Posted by TW on December 07, 2018. Watchers.news
Heavy rainfall hit Maldives, a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, flooding streets and homes of capital Malé.
According to the Maldives Meteorological Services, the capital island received 223.5 mm (8.79 inches) of rain between 08:00 and 20:00 LT on December 5, 2018, breaking the previous 24-hr record of 200 mm (7.87 inches) registered on December 11, 1998. In just a few hours, the city received 149 mm (5.86 inches).
The national 24-hr record is 228.4 mm (8.99 inches) registered on November 24, 2018, on the southernmost island of Gan.
As reported by the Maldives Independent, the rains flooded many roads with up to 60 cm (2 feet) of water.
The National Disaster Management Center said floodwaters caused damage in 117 homes, forcing a temporary evacuation of 20 people from two residences.
Floods also caused heavy losses to several businesses and temporarily ceased broadcasting of Villa TV after its equipment on the ground floor was damaged.
State Electricity Company said power was cut off to 168 homes.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said the severe flooding was caused by a damaged drainage system.
Featured image: Floods in Male, Maldives on December 5, 2018. Credit: Maldives Police