Extreme Flooding

Exceptional rainfall, major floods hit north Queensland, Australia. 20 inches of rain in 24 hours. Herds of animals washed out to sea. Crocodile infested river rises to record levels. Breaking previous record set in 1901. Perilous times have come. Almost 60 inches of rain expected over a 10-day period.

Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a women experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period

… 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.

Exceptional rainfall, major floods hit north Queensland, Australia. 20 inches of rain in 24 hours. Herds of animals washed out to sea. Crocodile infested river rises to record levels. Breaking previous record set in 1901. Perilous times have come.

Posted by Teo Blašković on January 29, 2019. Watchers.news.

A slow-moving monsoon trough dropped exceptionally heavy rain on Queensland’s far north, nearly 500 mm (19.6 inches) in 24 hours, causing a rapid rise of crocodile-infested Daintree River to record levels on January 26, 2019. More heavy rainfall is expected in the days ahead.

Parts of Douglas Shire received 400 mm (15.7 inches) and up to 500 mm (19.6 inches) of rain in 24 hours on January 26. In some places, 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain fell in just 6 hours. In 48 hours to January 27, the area received more than 620 mm (24.4 inches).

All that rain in such a short period of time caused the Daintree River to rapidly rise, break the major flood stage of 9 m (29.5 feet) around 18:00 LT, January 26 and peak just after 00:00 AEDT on Sunday, January 27 at 12.6 m (41.3 feet), breaking the previous record of 12.4 m (40.6 feet) set in 1901.

People living close to riverbanks received an emergency flood alert in the middle of the night warning them to move to higher ground.

The floods washed out roads, stranding hundreds of people, flooded homes, damaged ferry infrastructure and flushed herds of cattle out to sea. The animals were eventually rescued.

“The Daintree River has exceeded the level that we knew about in 1996, which was 11.8 m (38.7 feet), and it has got up to 12.6 m (41.3 feet),” Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu said. “This is a difficult situation … we ask everyone to be patient as Douglas Shire recovers.”

In 24 hours to 09:00 LT, January 27, Cairns Airport recorded 316 mm (12.44 inches) of rain. Police reports mention a number of rescues carried out in the city after drivers ignored all warnings and decided to drive through floodwaters.

“It’s a constant worry for us and other emergency services. The people still aren’t heeding the message that if it’s flooded forget it. It seems to be just ignored. We are having multiple people, driving through flooded waters,” Queensland Police Superintendent Geoff Sheldon said.

One person is thought to have died in the swollen Ross River in Townsville.

More rain is expected to hit the region through the rest of the week, especially between Tully and Proserpine. However, it is possible the system may return to the far north later in the week.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the region is expected to receive 1 500 mm (59 inches) in total over a 10-day period.

15 cm (6 inches) of water is enough to reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and potential stalling. 30 cm (12 inches) will float many vehicles while 60 cm (2 feet) of rushing water will carry away most vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Flood summary

Issued at 09:52 EST on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The following Watches/Warnings are current:

Major Flood Warning for the Haughton River Catchment

Moderate Flood Warning for the lower Herbert River

Moderate Flood Warning for the Murray River and Minor Flood Warning for the Tully River

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Bohle River

Flood Watch for catchments south of Halifax to Proserpine

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