Extreme Flooding

80,000 people affected, thousands of tents and homes destroyed in severe flash floods, Syria

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.

80 000 people affected, thousands of tents and homes destroyed in severe flash floods, Syria

Posted by TW on February 8, 2019. Watchers.news. Video

Severe flash flooding affecting Syria since the end of 2018 has affected more than 80 000 people, destroyed thousands of tents and caused concrete houses to collapse in Idleb and Aleppo provinces of northwest Syria. This area of the country has a high proportion of displaced people who live in camps and displacement sites.

https://www.facebook.com/IOM/videos/1107198752774347/

According to the International Organization for Migration, one-quarter of food stock in the affected region was ruined in the flooding, causing many local shops and bakeries to close. This caused further food price spikes in area with already limited food available.

Roads were damaged and already poor infrastructure conditions have been exacerbated, IOM reports.

As a result, less than half of all school-aged children in flood-affected areas are able to get to their classes. In addition, any schools which have remained open lack sufficient heaters or fuel to keep the classrooms warm.

IOM said their assessment shows a critical need for winterization support. Their partner organizations sent 21 161 emergency support items and services to 18 internally displaced person sites. Replacement tents and ground insulation was provided for 3 500 affected households, among other help provided.

Featured image credit: IOM

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